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post #1 of 28
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Mostly if you have more than one cat. So, how well can you tell the difference between your cats? I think I know mine pretty well, to say the least . I will put a poll up in a few minutes. You can choose more than one thing.

I can tell my 2 cats apart by meow, behavior, shadow, looks, the way their fur feels...etc.

So am I the only one??
post #2 of 28
My two are really completely different from each other. Trent is a big boy, long haired, very needy, very playful. Ophelia is petite (literally 1/2 Trent's size), short haired, independent, and generally prefers to play by herself. Trent squeaks, Ophelia demands. I'd be harder pressed to find things that are similar between them!
post #3 of 28
They are about 15.5 years apart ...lol.. look nothing alike , sound nothing alike , act nothing alike...
post #4 of 28
The only thing listed that I can think of off the top of my head that I can use to tell them apart is thier walk. Either the sound of thier nails on the floor or the way they land when jumping on the couch, etc.
post #5 of 28
i forgot to check other, i can tell the difference by the feel of the fur and by the heaviness
post #6 of 28
I have 6 cats. They all meow different.

Snickers is part Maine Coone so he "Trills". Not a meow, not a squeak; but a sing-songy purry kind of sound. When he's dragging his catnip sock around the house, the trill is very drawn out and pitiful!

Dusty has a really low 'growl'. Very weird to hear that come from such a petite thing. She does what we call "the devil growl" cuz it's so low.

Hammie talks to himself. He has his own language and just makes the weirdest noises. His meow has punctuation: he asks questions?, makes statements., get excited!

Zorro doesn't meow. He just grunts & purrs.

Jess has a real LOUD meow and it's a perfect "MEEEOWWW". Every time, same sound.

K.C. has a very tiny sound; it's an itty bitty meow for an itty bitty kitty.
post #7 of 28
I can tell them apart by their meow. Lily meows & Twitch prrrr-ows(that is literlly what it sounds like when she makes a noise).
Lily purrs & Twitch can't(or doesn't).
Lily is still tiny & Twitch is all grown up.
Lily still runs quieter than Twitch due to size.
Twitch is fuzzy & Lily is silky.
Twitch's shadow is bigger than Lily's.
Twitch is much more comfotable(she frequently sleeps in the middle of the kitchen) & Lily isn't as comfortalbe with her surroundings yet.
Twitch is white & Lily is tabby.
post #8 of 28
I can tell them apart by their voices, fur, weight and by just how annoying they're being at the time - Wiggies being the biggest pest!
post #9 of 28
We have 12 cats and we can tell you which one of them is running up and down the stairs in our house (from a different room and without looking).

I think we know our cats very well but they do still surprise me occasionally. Wait until you hear about Casper fending off a 2 foot long grass snake
post #10 of 28
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Originally Posted by sharky
They are about 15.5 years apart ...lol.. look nothing alike , sound nothing alike , act nothing alike...

Exactly, 14 years apart here....
post #11 of 28
For me, it is thier meow, their look and thier behavior.
post #12 of 28
I can tell which cat is crunching kibble just by the sound of them eating.
post #13 of 28
Yes, I can tell which of my girls is eating by the tinkle of their bell on their dishes. Sierra and Serenity have quite different personalities, size,texture of their hair, and unique meows and purrs. Each walks and jumps differently and plays in her own special way. My girls are so precious!
post #14 of 28
I can tell Alfie and Max apart by their meows, their walks, their size, their purrs, their fur, their shadows........everything really!
post #15 of 28
I can tell my 2 apart from their miaow, looks, behaviour and habits. They are brothers but they are like chalk and cheese.
post #16 of 28
I could`nt mark the shadow in the dark...cause in the dark i can`t see shadows or anything else for that matter....unless you mean their silowet in the semi dark...then i can tell them apart easily, even if I can`t see their color.I can tell them apart by the way their fur feels in the dark and the difference in the sound that their feet make on the hardwood. If one of them jumps up on me when I`m asleep. I can also tell , without openeing my eyes , who it is by the feel of the weight difference.
Linda
post #17 of 28
well i can tell my 2 cats apart cause they hve totally different temperments and looks are totally different as well
post #18 of 28
My two couldn't be more different. I can tell them apart easily by all the criteria, plus their style of biscuit-making, their kisses, and their weight when they walk on me.

If the biscuits are very gentle and take forever, it's Pearl; if they're more forceful and interspersed with nosekisses, that's Clyde. And Clyde's kisses are ever so sweet and precisely on the tip of my nose -- Pearl will slop me a great big lick anywhere she can reach. :-)

And as for the weight... Clydie's a big fella, so if I can still breathe, I know it's Pearl!
post #19 of 28
I ticked every available option plus other: touch. I can tell all four apart by the feel of their fur and muscles, they are quite individual.
post #20 of 28
I can tell my cats apart by their meows. Beau being a Burmese, has a louder meow then Felicia does.

By their looks: Beau is one color and Felicia is a torbie.

Felicia's purr is much louder than Beau's.

There are more but these are the biggest ones.
post #21 of 28
Geisha has a very high-pitched little girly mew, has med-long fluffy hair, and weighs about 8 lbs. or more (sometimes she sits on my chest while I'm sleeping)!

Kuri is a loud Me-OWWW-er and he's very orange, short-haired, and about 4 lbs. He also likes to be around me a lot, and likes to sleep on my lap.

Both kitties were taken away too young, I think, from their mommas, but they have different habits: Geisha nurses on my clothing, while Kuri sucks his tail (like a thumb)! They're so different and both so cute and precious.
post #22 of 28
Night time is funny. I can tell who is walking on me because Rocky is 12 pounds and Zakk is 9 pounds. When Zakk is being snuggly he has a trill to his purr. Of course Rocky accopanies night snuggles with kisses. Rocky has silkier fur than Zakk. The kittens don't snuggle at night too much- Cookie will jump in bed once in awhile, and he has longish hair and is only 5 pounds. Suzie is the only cat with a bell- so we know where she is. Other people have trouble remembering who's who with Zakk and Rocky- both black & white- i think it's easy. Rocky- bad eye, slightly chubby tuxie. Zakk- bicolor cow kitty with assymetric facial markings.
post #23 of 28
I want to hear from krazy kat 2 who can't tell her cats apart??

I can tell them apart by their meow, their behaviour, their looks, their purr and their specifiic habits!
post #24 of 28
Spike and Oz are nothing at all alike, aside from both being cats. They feel different (Spike is leaner, his fur a bit coarser, while Oz is round and glossy), they sound completely different, they behave differently ... Spike is a perpetual kitten and a little bit like a puppy dog, whereas Oz is very cat-like and aloof. Never mind the fact that Spike is a skinny, lanky (picture a teenage boy after a growth spurt) orange and white tabby, while Oz is a short, stout brown/grey tabby. You can tell them apart in the dark, they're so very different from each other!
post #25 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by stampit3d
I could`nt mark the shadow in the dark...cause in the dark i can`t see shadows or anything else for that matter....unless you mean their silowet in the semi dark...then i can tell them apart easily, even if I can`t see their color.I can tell them apart by the way their fur feels in the dark and the difference in the sound that their feet make on the hardwood. If one of them jumps up on me when I`m asleep. I can also tell , without openeing my eyes , who it is by the feel of the weight difference.
Linda
This is exactly how I am at night. Can't see my nose in front of my face, but I can tell who jumps on me & I can tell by feel. If I have my classes on I can tell in the dark by their silowet. Also, there are some behaviors that I can tell. If a garbage can or water bowl gets dumped it's Jordan, 98% of the time if paper is being chewed up it's Isaac, if someone is chewing on my fingers it's Levi, If someone is playing with the blinds it's Maggie.
post #26 of 28
Well My Limerick is black and Able is Orange, but Able is blind in one eye, and has a hole in his soft pallet so his meow is alittle scratchy and his purr is really loud, plus he's a tad over weight. Limerick has a high pitched meow is tall and thin and has a quite purr. Plus Limerick is the one in my lap all the time.. haha
post #27 of 28
in the dark, they feel different [fur texture]; Pixel meows, Cable squeaks, & i have yet to hear anything from Java - she's very quiet! also, they're different sizes - Pixel's the biggest, Java's second & Cable's the smallest. & of course, in daylight, their coats are totally different looking!
post #28 of 28
I voted for a few - but still voted "I can't tell them apart" because for the short haired black cats (4 of them) sometimes a glimpse will NOT tell me who it is. For those cases - we have color coded collars.
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