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What kind of music do cats like

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Hi I can't find the post about music that is calming for cats. Would some please tell me. I would love to play that music. Thank you.
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Just wondering if there is a cd I can buy. Some said that cats and dogs like smooth music.clap.gifclap.gifclap.gifclap.gif
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There actually are CDs compiled especially for cats. Classical music is supposedly a favorite. My husband plays guitar (mainly classical and flamenco) and piano, and Jamie seems to love anything he plays.
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I have heard that cats just love HARP music..... and classical music. I think what ever is soothing to you, is soothing to your kitties too biggrin.gifclap.gif
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Thank you so much.clap.gifclap.gifwavey.gif
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Thank you so much. vibes.gifrbheart.gif
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Originally Posted by linda carella View Post

Just wondering if there is a cd I can buy. Some said that cats and dogs like smooth music.clap.gifclap.gifclap.gifclap.gif


If you would like to add a constant stream of the sound of a cat purring as well as many other nature sounds like birds, you can create your own for free.

 

I just adopted a new kitty and she really enjoyes the bird sounds and the one with the cat purr seems to make her happy.

 

  http://naturesoundsfor.me/

 

I play it all the time for her.  In fact it's playing right now. It's not music, but some real nice sounds that I think they would like.  Of course it would probably be an addition to music, because it's not music. 

 

My one cat likes choir music while another liked Pachelbel.  I guess they each may have different taste depending on the cat.  The one who likes choir music also liked a particular pop song that was rather upbeat.  I don't know the name of it but the words were something like - " Come on the train... and ride it... I think I can, I think I can, I think I can."  And then the song would go " Choo-chooo! "  I don't know the whole lyric, but the song was actually fast paced.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On my cable tv (basic service, nothing fancy) there is "Music Choice", basically a bunch of tv channels that play different types of music, from Jazz to Heavy Metal.  I use "Soundscapes", new-agish type of music. Mainly instrumentals, few lyrics. I use to play contemporary Christian and classical music, but some of the classical music is a little, um, intense.  Ritz seems to prefer Soundscapes.

If you're dealing with a feral cat who is not socialized to humans, then I might play some music with lyrics. 

I would like to play/find some harp music.

When driving feral cats to get spayed/neutered, I play classical music.

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My brother's cat Sheba loves Mozart.  He played that in the car to keep her calm when he was taking her home.  My guess would be her previous owner played it a lot.

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I think anything soothing works. Sometimes when I have a massage client, Angel will come & lay down in the room. I think it's the music as well as the calm energy. When we go to the vet I will usually put on a classical station, or pop in a sade CD.  ;)  seems to work! 

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  I guess they each may have different taste depending on the cat.  The one who likes choir music also liked a particular pop song that was rather upbeat.  I don't know the name of it but the words were something like - " Come on the train... and ride it... I think I can, I think I can, I think I can."  And then the song would go " Choo-chooo! "  I don't know the whole lyric, but the song was actually fast paced.

 

 

 

 

 

 


I think the  harp music, classical music and soft calming musics, were from the beginning from experiences with ferales whom people tried to foster.  They do need soothing and so...

 

Home cats usually dont need soothing, they need perhaps instead some merryment. Esp if they are indoors only.  So this is surely why it can be quite differently with home, inside cats.

 

 

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Originally Posted by StefanZ View Post


I think the  harp music, classical music and soft calming musics, were from the beginning from experiences with ferales whom people tried to foster.  They do need soothing and so...

 

Home cats usually dont need soothing, they need perhaps instead some merryment. Esp if they are indoors only.  So this is surely why it can be quite differently with home, inside cats.

 

 


I also forgot to mention that the internet radion station called Pandora has a beautiful selection of radio stations that can be played.  I only prefer the soothing one's myself and Amelia, really relaxes when she hears them.   The radion station is also free.  You can create your own to play a selection of Classical, relaxing or upbeat etc.  Even seperate radio stations for the type of music you prefer.  It's nice to play for them. :) 

 

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Yes, I love Pandora! I use it at work.

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I've tried harp music when we're going to the vet.  One trip was to the CSU vet hospital which was 45 minutes each way of Lucy howling.  I don't think it helped her, but I think it kept me sane during the trip up and home.

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My cat personally loves Bach, Beethoven, Vivaldi, Anything classical. He just falls asleep within 10 minutes of listening to it heartpump.gif

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Cats from the south like Country. That has been my experience. jk

post #18 of 22
My cat likes modern music like Holy Grail by Jay-z, wake me up by avicii, golden by Macklemore, etc. it just depends.
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Two things to stay away from: harmonica and bagpipes. My sweet husband used to enjoy playing the harmonica until one fateful day more than 20 years ago... one second ,Thimble :rbheart: was calmly sitting next to him on the couch while he played, and the next second her teeth were attached to DH's cheek! Thus ended DH's harmonica career. The bagpipe ban is just from seeing the cats' reactions when they hear them on tv. Thank you, Lovemycats2, for the nature sounds link. I always turn the radio off when transporting new cats as it seems to distress them even more. I think that I will try your idea about making a purring cd. That would probably be soothing to the strays & ferals when I put them in the kennel post-neutering.

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I found a Bach (classical) station that I put on for Angel when I leave the house. I also like it & try & make sure I listen to it once & a while when I'm at home too, so he doesn't just associate it w/ me leaving.

post #21 of 22
I am not a huge fan of classical music not so sure about Miss Piggy though. The thing is I love to listen heavy metal while I am working on the computer and I noticed that my cat takes a nap next to the speakers while keeps me company. Maybe she is into heavy metal too that is why she always wears black ;D just kidding. Not sure if she likes it or just likes to be close to me. I think is doesn't matter I love the fact she is whit me while I do the things I like.
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My cat loves classical music, mainly Strauss, but I recently bought a CD called something like "music cats love while you're away" and she LOVES it.  She comes into the living room when I turn it on, and leaves the room when I turn it off.  It's very soft piano music with some nature sounds in the background.  

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