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post #1 of 13
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I know cats will do that when excited, like while bird watching but I don't think I've ever heard Popsie do it. He'll make the mrrrrp sound or meow a lot in quick succession. Would that be considered chirping/chattering?
post #2 of 13
i just call it chloes "xena warrior princess cry" b/c shes usually going to attack something soon after
post #3 of 13
Yes - kind of a "reh, reh, reh, reh.."
in quick succession... like letting air out of the neck of a balloon squeesqueesquee...squeeeeeeeeek! That's what it reminds me of. Sometimes they chatter their jaws, too.
post #4 of 13
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Yes - kind of a "reh, reh, reh, reh.."
in quick succession... like letting air out of the neck of a balloon squeesqueesquee...squeeeeeeeeek! That's what it reminds me of. Sometimes they chatter their jaws, too.
Huh, I've never heard Popsie do that. I guess some cats just don't chirp.
post #5 of 13
Aristotle does it like Popsie. Not a chatter, but short mews or mrrps all together. (I've had others that did chatter.)
post #6 of 13
Prince and Sassy chatter and ack, alot. It is so cute when they do it, their little jaws are going ninety to nothing!!
post #7 of 13
Patches will chirp when he is excited and playing. I think when he starts Alice knows she is going to be chased and there is going to be a playfight session. I've never heard Alice chirp but I have heard her chattering when she sees something that would normally be prey outside the window.
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Prince and Sassy chatter and ack, alot. It is so cute when they do it, their little jaws are going ninety to nothing!!
milo has taken to watching the sparrows in the front garden and he has me in stitches with his 'dickie bird' noise! his tail will be lashing and like you say, his little mouth chattering away! i love it!
post #9 of 13
chloe also chirp while she purrs when shes really content. patchy never chirps
post #10 of 13
Beauty never chirps - if she watches a bird she'll wag her tail and stare at the bird/s.
post #11 of 13
I don't know the difference in what you'd call the noises Jack makes--but I can tell you there are multiple noises and they are heard all the time around here. Sometimes I think he does it just to hear himself--often though they serve a purpose--food or water dish is empty, you came home and didn't acknowledge him properly (which consists of being picked up and held and kissed) if he wants to play a certain game, if he wants you to run the tub water for him so he can play in it. It's never ending around here--and we wouldn't have it any other way!

LESLIE
post #12 of 13
Cat communication is a funny thing, isn't it? Our kittens weren't vocal at first - they were semi-ferals - but then Paddington found his voice. He only chirps and chatters! The other kittens have picked it up. Seriously - anytime a normal cat would meow or anything is when they do their little chirps. They also use it to apparently 'talk' to each other. One will be downstairs with us, and one will call from upstairs, and the downstairs cat will run upstairs, chirping and chattering away. I usually then find them upstairs hunting a moth or something...It is adorable. I think all cats just communicate in their own way.

My husband's old family cat - Rosie - used to do the same. She never really mewed just chirped. Her son, Spike, however, had the biggest meow you have ever heard!
post #13 of 13
Seldon talks and does inflections with his meows. When he is asking something he asks in a question way. He chirp and chatter too. Cleo doesn't meow much he chirp talks.He also growls over his chicken when he takes a piece.
Mary has the most extensive cat sound library. She purrs loudly, she meows in different ways, she chatters, chirps, clicks her teeth,,
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