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Do Your Cats "Talk" To Each Other?

post #1 of 29
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Ever since we brought Carl in and he and Pants have become comfortable with each other, I swear they talk to each other.

Pants will make a very specific noise that I've never heard him make to me or to Jess when he's looking for Carl. Carl spends a lot of time on our bed, and when Pants is out in the other room and wants to play or whatever, we'll here the noise, then he shows up in the doorway and does it again.

Carl also makes a very specific noise when he is playing/wants to play with Pants. He occasionally makes that same noise when he's looking for me or for Jess. It's a "where are you?" noise, I guess!

Supposedly, cats only vocalize with humans and not each other, but mine talk to each other! Anybody else's?
post #2 of 29
Rocky will howl when he wants to play, which usually brings one or both of the other two running and the chase is on. Other than that, there's no verbal communication I've witnessed.
post #3 of 29
Not really. Chynna stalks Abby and Abby screams and runs!

Speaking of talking, check out this adorable video. Make sure you have the sound up. They seem to be having quite the conversation.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=SEEgSS5paxI
post #4 of 29
Mine don't-- the only communication I see is Kara hisses when she's had enough of Kirby playing with her.


And here is the above video translated into english
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JynB...eature=related
post #5 of 29
My two dont really talk to each other all that much but Petunia will come find me and start talking when she wants to rat Barkley out and get him in trouble
post #6 of 29
Quite a few years ago Snowball had a companion cat named Midnight, who has gone to the Rainbow Bridge. Snowball was the alpha male and occasionally, I would hear him make a very low noise that was directed at Midnight. Mostly they seemed to just watch each other's body language.
post #7 of 29
When Lestadt was still here, it was almost constant, mostly from Hennessy, but Lestadt made little mews of his own...
post #8 of 29
Sassy does meow when he wants the other cats to play with him...

Pixie makes this cute little chirpy noise when she is grooming one of the other cats,

Linus is pretty quiet and you only really hear him at night if he is wandering around the house when everyone else is sleeping..He will walk around meowing until I call him then he sounds like a little race horse running in to get up on the bed...
post #9 of 29
Bella & Stan don't talk (Stan hardly ever makes more than a squeak -in general he's "Silent Bob"), but when we had neighbors with cats, she would get in the window sill and they would do little meows to each other. There was never any agression, it was very much like those two cats in the You tube video.

meow, meow...meow, meeeow, meow I've not heard her "speak" much since they moved out next door.
post #10 of 29
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Originally Posted by kaete View Post
Ever since we brought Carl in and he and Pants have become comfortable with each other, I swear they talk to each other.

Pants will make a very specific noise that I've never heard him make to me or to Jess when he's looking for Carl. Carl spends a lot of time on our bed, and when Pants is out in the other room and wants to play or whatever, we'll here the noise, then he shows up in the doorway and does it again.

Carl also makes a very specific noise when he is playing/wants to play with Pants. He occasionally makes that same noise when he's looking for me or for Jess. It's a "where are you?" noise, I guess!

Supposedly, cats only vocalize with humans and not each other, but mine talk to each other! Anybody else's?
Yes, they DO talk to each other. What do we humans know?
Persi talks to Alley all the time and Alley listens!
Here is proof! Here is a picture of Persi talking to Alley.
I gaurantee it!
post #11 of 29
Mine make chirping trilling noises to each other when they are playing or want to play. Sonic will do his fairly typical Oriental miaow that turns into a wail of rage if there is another cat sitting in one of 'his' spots. He is not top cat so the others ignore him, if he follows the horrendous noise with a warning smack on the nose, his 'victim' will hold him down and wash his face and ears until he submits I love watching them interact with each other.
post #12 of 29
if milo wants to play with shinobi he will start making this 'mmmm' noise that sounds like it is a question, like he's asking him to play. the madder the play gets, the longer and higher pitched the 'mmmm's get!

tabby will grumble at the boys most of the time. when she walks into a room they are in she will meow/growl at them as if to say, 'now, i don't want any nonsense from you two'. she is the boss!
post #13 of 29
No, mine rarely make any noise at all except an occasional growl or hiss at each other... or a squeal here and there while wrestling.
post #14 of 29
yes they do..I hear salem somewhat meowing a lot when sabrina isn't in the room...although he does the same thing if i'm home and he doesnt' know where I am...
i'll yell im over here and he'll come running.
post #15 of 29
Yes they do. They have certain Meows for each other.
post #16 of 29
Yes, but I think they speak different dialects of cat and there are a lot of mistranslations.
post #17 of 29
My cats talk to each other with different meows and, sometimes, growls and hisses. They too communicate with non-verbal signals. Some days they seem like they are mad to each other, you can feel the tension between the two. It's funny, just like people. LOL.

Claudia
post #18 of 29
Talk to each other?? They talk to me! Flower and I have a convo almost every day! She meows at me untill I look at her and say something and then after I am done she meows again this usually goes on for a few min untill she walks away. My boy friend thinks I'm crazy when this happens, but she wont stop meowing untill I talk to her! When I was living at home we had three cats Lucy, Belle, and TigerLilly. Belle and TigerLilly talk all the time! They plot how there going to get in trubble next, I think! Belle is TigerLilly's boss and she meow orders at TigerLilly never said much back but when Belle would meow TigerLilly would come to her and they would be off getting into trubble! The kitten that I found the other night (I'm calling him little man right now because I have not named him yet) is not much of a talker, but he is out numbered by women in this house so it might not be that he dosent want to talk he might just not have a chance!
post #19 of 29
Mine do. They do chirrup and do a weird meow. They also talk a lot through body language.
Seldon talks his head off to me. He says Mama and then looks for me. I answer and he comes running.
post #20 of 29
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Originally Posted by SweetKara View Post
Mine don't-- the only communication I see is
the above video translated into english
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JynB...eature=related
LMAO!!!!!!!! that was great!!!

my cats do not talk to each other. the one with the lighter fur does not talk at all. not to say that she's a mute. she can talk she just never wants to
post #21 of 29
I don't really think I want to know what Twinkie and Mellie say to each other. I suspect it would mostly consist of feline cursing.
post #22 of 29
If my cats do talk to each other, they do a lot of arguing!! They usually growl or meow weird at each other. It seems like, though, they talk without noise a lot. I can watch them and can say what it looks like they would be saying if they could really talk by the faces they make or the way they look at each other.
post #23 of 29
Phillip talks alot! But not to Terrance, he talks to me! I meow back to him, and we have a "conversation". I love it!
post #24 of 29
Yes but it's not nice talking

Kitty never hissed once before I brought Holly home, and now she hisses at Holly all the time! It's a love hate thing.

Holly is still a kitten and does sometimes make a kitten noise to look for Kitty, but other than that they talk to me mostly.
post #25 of 29
Mine will occasionally, but mostly they talk to ME to tell me what they think! Especially if I've been gone for awhile, and then I come home to get "cussed out" for having the nerve to leave them alone..
post #26 of 29
Maisie swears at Kitty. That`s all the talking they do
post #27 of 29
My cats never make any noise to each other, unless one is bothering the other one and gets a warning growl.
post #28 of 29
These two boys were rescued ferals and lived the first 8 weeks of their lives in the wild...I suppose that is why they do have a language that they use for each other...you can tell the difference in which boy is calling the other and it is totally different than the voice they use to talk to us. I guess I thought all cats did this, but I am finding out differently.

Mom of D & D
post #29 of 29
I have two brothers and they constantly talk! They make strange mumbling noises to each other when they walk past each other and use. And sometimes I hear them chattering when they don't know I'm there
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