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My cat won't stop Meowing

post #1 of 21
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She eats and drinks fine. She just follows me usually in the mornings and some in the evenings meowing. Is it normal?? My male cat just goes to another room cause he is sick of hearing her. Just like a guy who is sick of hearing a girl talk lol...
post #2 of 21
Is this something that's just recently started?

How old is your cat? Sometimes older cats, especially when they lose some hearing, or have other changes occuring will start "calling" or meowing more.

As long as everything else is normal like level of playfulness, litterbox use, sleeping, and interaction with you, she's probably fine. Maybe she just wants more attention. Does your other cat play with her?

There are some cats who are just talkers. Your girl may have a lot to tell you.
post #3 of 21
Thread Starter 
She is only a year old. My male cat does play with her and they get along she just meows so much. I don't see her being sick she eats like a horse. I know they say hwhe they quit eating to be concerned.
post #4 of 21
It sounds like this is something your kitty usually does.

It's true that any deviation from normal eating habits can be a sign of illness, but be sure to also look for anything else that seems out of the ordinary.

Cats are very good (unfortunately) at hiding symptoms of illness, so sometimes the signs you see are very subtle. So, if the meowing is unusual for her, watch her carefully. If in doubt, it's always best to take her to the vet for a look, just to be on the safe side.

Is she spayed? Unspayed female cats will do a lot of meowing and yowling.
post #5 of 21
Yeah, if she's not spayed, then she could be in heat. In which case, separate her from that male and make an appointment ASAP.

Some cats "talk" as a way of getting your attention. They know that humans make noises to get each others' attention, and they are imitating. My cat Christy has been doing this lately. After I responded favorably to her first few mews, she has gotten the point that meowing is a way to get me to look at her, and uses it to communicate with me.
post #6 of 21
I read somewhere that meowing isn't a natural.sound for a cat. Is this true? I'm not trying to hijack this thread just curious.


Maybe she's still hungry? Have you taken her in for a checkup/bloodwork? Just to rule out any.medical reason. My one cat meows when he begs for more food or if he's worried about me. My other cat meows because he wants me to play. So my house is full of meows!
post #7 of 21
Have you had any recent big changes in your home? I moved recently, and my little girl - who is NOT vocal AT ALL - meowed almost constantly for the first two days we were in the new apartment. She finally settled back to her quiet self once she got used to the place.

But if she is only a year old, it could just be that she's a "talker".
post #8 of 21
Thread Starter 
Well so far so good. I see it is more of an attention thing. She is a demanding little thing. She tried going after my macaroni and cheese lol
post #9 of 21
Wesley usually only shuts up when he's sleeping, so its definitely normal for some cats (and especially particular breeds like Siamese). If he's not making some kind of noise, it means his brain isn't processing anything at the time, heh. If he's sleeping and you wake him for example, he'll let out a "uhhhn" type of closed mouth meow.

On the plus side, from the sound of the meow you can get an idea of how they are doing and what they want more easily, so the vocal communication is nice in that way.
post #10 of 21
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Yeah nice and loud and in response for the other person both cats are fixed.
post #11 of 21
Meowing is a natural sound for a cat, but in feral cats and in the cat's wildcat ancestors, it is primarily used between mother and kittens, and adult cats rarely meow. Kittens use it to call their mother, primarily. House cats have adapted it to use with humans.
post #12 of 21
Mooch is a talker. Every tuxedo cat I've ever had has been one. Like Ducman said; some breeds are known for it too.

Have you had to tell her to be quiet because you can't hear the tv? I have! My cat Bunny, who lives with my parents, is quite a talker too...but she's quieter than Mooch. My friend once had a roommate whos cat would sit at the bottom of the stairs every night and meow when she wanted her owner to go to bed. If the roommate was out of town; my friend had to go to bed when the cat demanded it so she would shush!
post #13 of 21
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Originally Posted by MoochNNoodles View Post
Mooch is a talker. Every tuxedo cat I've ever had has been one. Like Ducman said; some breeds are known for it too.

Have you had to tell her to be quiet because you can't hear the tv? I have! My cat Bunny, who lives with my parents, is quite a talker too...but she's quieter than Mooch. My friend once had a roommate whos cat would sit at the bottom of the stairs every night and meow when she wanted her owner to go to bed. If the roommate was out of town; my friend had to go to bed when the cat demanded it so she would shush!
I had to tell her to be quiet alot. Especially at the TV.
post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by SweetPea24 View Post
I read somewhere that meowing isn't a natural.sound for a cat. Is this true? I'm not trying to hijack this thread just curious.
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Originally Posted by Callista View Post
Meowing is a natural sound for a cat, but in feral cats and in the cat's wildcat ancestors, it is primarily used between mother and kittens, and adult cats rarely meow. Kittens use it to call their mother, primarily. House cats have adapted it to use with humans.
...either because they see humans as surrogate parents, or because they discover that humans react better to meowing than to more traditional feline methods of communication, like body language; nobody really seems to know. But it appears that domestic cats are basically wild animals who have learned how to manipulate humans.

On topic, it may simply be that your cat is particularly talkative. Some cats are virtually silent, but others you could pretty much have conversations with. I have on occasion managed a meaningful conversation with our Bonnie, as she has an extensive vocabulary of chirrups, warbles, and mews that she uses in certain very specific contexts. Clyde is comparatively quiet, but can communicate melancholy very well; he also has a very distinctive cry, a short "Mack!" that he uses when he's been asking for something and is beginning to get impatient, or if we stop petting him too soon for his liking.
post #15 of 21
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Originally Posted by MoochNNoodles View Post
Mooch is a talker. Every tuxedo cat I've ever had has been one.
My tuxedo likes to tell me all about his day when I get home. he'd meow a lot when I am not paying attention to him. sounds normal to me
post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by MoochNNoodles View Post
Mooch is a talker. Every tuxedo cat I've ever had has been one.
Boots doesn't meow a lot, but he does chirrup when he finds something exciting, which for him is every 5 minutes.
post #17 of 21
One of my kittens meows constantly around me, I've never really worked out what she's trying to say to me as unfortunately I'm not cut out for cat-talk, but she clearly has a lot to tell me!

I'm pretty sure it's just for attention as she's extremely cuddly and attached, and also very timid around new people. It was a bit annoying at first but now I've found myself talking back to her..!

One funny thing is that if she loses me, my girlfriend or the other kitten for more than a few minutes in the house, there is guaranteed to be some VERY sad and persistent meows until one of us calls her!

I don't know if it's a breed thing, don't know much about breeds but she's just a normal black moggy or maybe a british bombay. Our half bengal kitten is quiet as a mouse!
post #18 of 21

My black and white almost never meows, and when he does, it's very quiet. However, my calico cries when she's hungry, when she wants to lay on me, when she wants me to pick her up, or when she wants me to open a door. I'm pretty good at reading her now.

post #19 of 21

I have one (Da Magpie) that is very noisy, although I don't consider what she does as a meow - she looks at me and screams MEEEEEEEEEE MEEEEEEEEEEE. When she isn't saying meeeee meeeee, she trills, chirps, and just talks a lot, food doesn't seem to be an issue. Da Lip screams when it;s feeding time and walks around trilling, and he taught that to Tippy.who walks around trilling or making ooooh ooooh sounds and his supper time sound is wow wow wow. The rest are much quieter. .  

 

I must echo the sentiment that if this is new behaviour, a vet visit is in order.

post #20 of 21

Our boy Si is quite the talker.   He was a stray DSH about 9mos old.

He has a series of very low wuuur, wuuuur noises he makes when he first awakes, and starts winding between your legs.  Most often he seems to be letting me know that he is awake and that the belly is available for a rubbin.

Like rewboss  mentioned, Si also gives a short, quite loud 'mack' noise repeatedly when it appears I need step on it to get his meals in the dish.  LOL

As dusk (and sometimes dawn) approaches he caterwauls a bit watching birds or squirrels out the window.  And he will plain old meow at the top of his lungs, following you room to room if he wants to play or if you scolded him with a No about something.   He is only not talking about something while he's sleeping.

Truth be told, being a little chatterbox (as was my last cat, a female seal point Siamese 20+yrs ago) is really what endeared him to me immediately.  smile.gif

post #21 of 21
My current cats are all meezers so except for one, they are all talkers. I kind of like it and if my little rescue girl likes quiet, that is just who she is and we respect her for it. Of course ,we also talk alot to our kitties too. :-)
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