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When will she meow?

post #1 of 28
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My kitten Nollee is almost 8 months old and she has not meowed yet! She is around 4 pounds, maybe a little more and very active! She squeeks but no meowing... When will my tiny tike start to meow? Don't get me wrong the squeeking is adorable!
post #2 of 28
I am not sure.. maybe the squeaking is her meow?
post #3 of 28
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LOL I can live with that I suppose! My older cat is extremely vocal! he talks and shouts all the time, so her squeeking seemed off to me? She has such a tiny squeek and makes the oddest pattern of squeeks when she plays!
post #4 of 28
my Bentley is a squeeker!
post #5 of 28
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Its funny! I understand when they are wee ones they squeek but no meowing yet... Its very cute just wondering if this is common?
post #6 of 28
Ophelia didn't really start "talking" until she was much older, like 4 years old or so. She would grunt her displeasure with us but didn't really meow. Of course, she was a feral kitten, and they are taught not to make noises because it scares away prey, or attracts predators.

When Ginger came to live with us at about 7-8 months old, she didn't really meow. She was so quiet, and trilled her greetings. Now that she's a little over a year, she's gotten more vocal with actual meows.

Mojo is about the same age as Nollee, and she squeeks too! It's the cutest thing in the world, and I hope she never grows out of it.
post #7 of 28
I had a cat that never made a sound unless she got trapped in a closet or scared in some other way. She would how then, but otherwise, she never meowed for anything!
post #8 of 28
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Nollee is a feral kitten too. Maybe thats why she is so hush hush and squeeks to communicate! She was an outdoor kitty probably till she was close to 6 months!
post #9 of 28
According to Reeses' previous owner, she never meowed. He said the first time he heard her meow was when he handed her over to my wife to take her home in the cat carrier.

I find it strange because she never shuts up Maybe she's happier here?

It could just be that the squeak is her meow, as was said. I think someone posted a video of their kitty meowing and it was a squeak. Our friend's cat meows, but it sounds like it has laryngitis, so I guess every cat is different.
post #10 of 28
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LOL! I can leave with an occasional squeeker. Tiger never shuts up! He talks so much more than any cat I have ever encountered! He meows when you walk by, meows non-stop till you fill his dish, to be pet, anything! He meows at least 50 times a day!
post #11 of 28
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Originally Posted by trixie23 View Post
LOL! I can leave with an occasional squeeker. Tiger never shuts up! He talks so much more than any cat I have ever encountered! He meows when you walk by, meows non-stop till you fill his dish, to be pet, anything! He meows at least 50 times a day!
Reeses usually answers us. "Hi Kitty Boo!" "..meow..." *lol*
post #12 of 28
Neither either of my cats or any of my sisters three cats Meow! Casey makes attempts at Meows, but they don't sound like any I've heard before! Gracie and my sister's two females, Alley and Matilda, squeak, and her male, Charlie, "Meeps!"
post #13 of 28
Harvey hardly ever meows. The only time he does is if we've got him shut into his room at feeding time and decides we haven't let him out soon enough. (This rarely happens, though...he usually perfectly happy in there by himself.)
post #14 of 28
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LOL! I don;t think she knows how to meow honestly!
post #15 of 28
My first kitty Shalimar (RB) never meowed. She would open her mouth and look like she is meowing, but no sound came out. The only time I ever heard her meow was when I would lock her out of whatever room I was in.

Pipsqueek got his name because for the first year of his life he was smaller than his brother, and he still squeeked. Now he wont shut up! He meows to find me. He meows when he is hungry or wants to play. He meows for permission to come upstairs. He even meows when he is playing with my ghost. He sits in the middle of the room looking at the ceiling meowing, then bats at something the ghost holds out for him.
post #16 of 28
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LOL he sounds like such a cutie! I think squeeking is cute, just curious if she will ever meow! I will be shocked the day I hear a full meow... If I ever do?
post #17 of 28
I have two here that do not meow, I wouldn't worry over it.
Cassi will soon be three and she trills, chirps and squeaks, but no meows.
Ivory is two and barks and chuffs, kinda like a tiny tiger.
post #18 of 28
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I didn't know this was so normal and common! Aww bless all our squeekers!
post #19 of 28
Kittens start "meowing" as soon as they're born- they do it very often when nursing. That being said- each animal vocalizes differently- some squeak and never really meow...that's completly normal! Just her way of vocalizing and communicating with ya'll the same way a meow would. Nothing wrong with that
post #20 of 28
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I kind of appreciate her subtle squeeks since my other cat talks enough for 5 cats!
post #21 of 28
Most of my cats do not meow very often except for Pepper and Heidi.

Pepper MEOWS OFTEN BUT when she meows- it's SILENT! I found that out when I was showing a hearing co worker a video of Pepper meowing her head off and she said she couldn't hear any meowing from Pepper.. I LOVE it when Pepper meows- she opens her mouth WIDE to meow! So cute!

Heidi meows a lot too and from what other people have told me, her meow is a soft, raspy, almost squeeky meow. She likes to meow at me when I bring her food and to scold me for leaving her alone (she HATES being alone).

Spike's meow has a sweet little meow, almost a kitten voice. He tend to meow if he wants me to kiss him..

I am trying to film Buddy, Tango and Zebra when they meows so I can have hearing friends listen and let me know what their meows sound like! It's hard cuz they don't meow often!

It's ironic- I WANT my cats to meow more but they don't while many of my hearing friends complains about their cat(s) meowing too much! I think it's sooo cute whenever they meows. Whenever I see them meowing, it makes my heart MELT!!
post #22 of 28
My Bella never meowed, I can count on one hand how many times she cried out...she squeaked a lot though I loved it My new kitten hasn't meowed yet either.
post #23 of 28
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Oh you can have my Tiger... He meows on repeat like a broken record. LOL he meows at all hours of the night, talks back to you, tells me what to do. My bf gets frustrated (its his cat) I love his personality... We have great conversations. You should post those videos some day!
post #24 of 28
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Originally Posted by trixie23 View Post
Oh you can have my Tiger... He meows on repeat like a broken record. LOL he meows at all hours of the night, talks back to you, tells me what to do. My bf gets frustrated (its his cat) I love his personality... We have great conversations. You should post those videos some day!
I posted them here a while ago in the furpictures section for people to tell me what Pepper, Heidi & Spike sounded like! You can check them out at the following links - http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=110500 - Pepper http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=118368 - Heidi & Spike
http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=112195 - Pepper
post #25 of 28
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I don't have sound at work so I will check them tonight after we get our computer back from geek squad (had to restore it from a virus)... Looking forward to it!
post #26 of 28
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LOL I have no sound but that is hilarious!
post #27 of 28
My friend had a deaf cat that didn't meow: she squeaked. How is your kitty's hearing?

Here is a kitty making all kinds of different sounds, LOL

http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...50070349019460
post #28 of 28
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I think its fine she just saw the vet about 4 times since I got her (almost three months ago)! Her reactions show she is very attentive and hears just fine!
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