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Yowling for no reason.

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My Zane will go through the house yowling. He doesn't seem to be in pain in any way, and he doesn't want to play or be petted when he's in one of these moods. He'll sometimes stand in front of his water dish and paw at it when yowling--and I keep it full, and freshen the water often. (I tried getting a fountain, but he wouldn't drink from it.) He'll often get these jags at about 6:30 in the AM, but he's likely to get them at any time. What causes them and how can I get it to stop? (BTW, I've taken him to the vet, and there's nothing wrong with him physically. The vet suggesed Prozac, but Zane is a hard cat to pill, and I think that giving him the Prozac would traumatize him more than whatever is bothering him. Besides, we tried it before and it didn't do much good, it just acted as an appetite stimulant, which is the last thing a cat who looks like a furry rugby ball with legs needs.)
post #2 of 12
Marley does this also. He meows when he is hungry, tired, on his way to the litter box, when he is entering a room, if he is playing by himself in the other room, if he wants attention....I could go on and on!!! I was very concerned about this to begin with but now have come to realize it's just how he is. I hated it when people would respond to my concerns with "well, you have a talker on your hands" or something similar, but I have to say, it's so true. He is very loud and sometimes annoying, but he is an awesome kitty and I wouldn't have it any other way.
If your vet says he is okay, he probably is and he just likes to be heard. the only concern I would have is if this is a new behavior. But if he has always done it, I would just try and get used to it, and you will. I never thought I would!!!
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My Aslan does the same thing in the middle of the night after everyone's gone to bed...he walks around the house and meows and meows. Has done so since we adopted him, but I think it's just his way of announcing where he is in the house.
post #4 of 12
If your cat has any oriental/siamese in the background, they tend to be talkers/yowlers. So maybe its just the type of cat he is. Or maybe he (1) wants to complain about everything (2) just wants to hear himself talk
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
If your cat has any oriental/siamese in the background, they tend to be talkers/yowlers. So maybe its just the type of cat he is. Or maybe he (1) wants to complain about everything (2) just wants to hear himself talk
Thats funny, the four kittens I took in from a feral mom who is an oriental mix are very vocal, two yowl over nothing and one of them yells at me if I make too much nice, she'll be sleeping and if I make noise she gets up yells at me and then goes back to sleep.
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Thats funny, the four kittens I took in from a feral mom who is an oriental mix are very vocal, two yowl over nothing and one of them yells at me if I make too much nice, she'll be sleeping and if I make noise she gets up yells at me and then goes back to sleep.
Oh heavens, Mika is just like that. If she is comfortable and you disturb her by even moving too much in her sleeping vicinity she "meeps" at us (she has no voice just a sweet huffing/meeping sound). We just love it because she's so cute. When we are in the car if she's sleeping on John's lap and I move my arm on the armrest she chews me out for disturbing her.
post #7 of 12
Our RB boy Nibs (Siamese) was a yowler -- usually from whatever end of the house the humans were not in. And usually all it took to shut him up was to call "Nibs! put a sock in it!" He'd come running, claim a lap, and be quiet.
post #8 of 12
Mine does that too. In fact, shes doing it right now lol. Theres something about my bathroom area that she really wants, but when I go in there she doesnt clue me into what she wants, she walks away rubbing on me and purring.

How do you respond to him doing this?
post #9 of 12
2 of mine, Pixel & Chip, will bring me toys, meowing/yowling the whole time [albeit a bit muffled!]
post #10 of 12
Coco does it but she is half siamese also.
post #11 of 12
Oh I am sure there is a are/reason(s), maybe just not obvious to humans!
post #12 of 12
I have a Bengal that has on going conversations about everything!
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