Originally Posted by Moz
Is it normal that Squee chirps at Scratch? Sometimes when Scratch walks up to Squee, she'll chirp (like she does to me) as if she's saying "Oh! You startled me!" I always thought that cats don't communicate vocally, unless it is a kitten mewing for its mother.
Yeah, it's perfectly normal. Cats talk to their kitty buddies the same way they talk to their owners. Cats are a good bit different than dogs when it comes to their humans. Cats are more like, " you're my caretaker and my massager, but I can choose to let you pet me." while dogs are more dependent on their owners and are like " what can I do to serve you?"
Cats depend more on their kitty buddies, while dogs depend on their owners. I had a spayed torti cat named Duchess, who had a sister who had a litter of kittens. Well, even though the kittens weren't Duchess', she took over them like they were her own. Whenever Tiara wasn't watching the kittens, Duchess would be. It was really sweet. Also, my older sister has a cat named Junior who chirps to everyone and every cat we own! We also had this really tough looking feral tomcat that lived around our place for a while, who chirped as sqeaky as a mouse! He looked like he had definitely been through the wringer: he had scars, ticks, scratches, gashes, cuts, you name it, and huge jowls. But he meowed like a kitten. It was something to remember. (chuckling) the point I'm trying to make is, it's perfectly normal for your kitties to commune with eachother the way they commune to you.Who can live without a purring lap warmer?