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Weak meows?

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
I guess this would go under behavior, I don't know, but for some reason, my kitty Daisy has the most pathetic meow I've ever heard. 90% of the time, nothing comes out and when something does, it cracks and hardly anything comes out. Even if you step on her(which I didn't test out, my mom did accidentally) it is still pathetic and weak. Is that normal for kittens? Could it mean that they are dehydrated and their vocal chords(do they have any) are dried up or something? Help, cause I miss hearing a kitten's meow
post #2 of 19
Luna meows the same way. Rarely does she get out a full "meow". More of a little squeak and a whisper. Some cats just do this, in my experience. I had another cat, Angel, who sounded just the same.
Sophie, on the other hand, had a big meow and is not afraid to use it!
post #3 of 19
My Jasmine has a very quiet meow. She rarely uses it, and when she does it sounds almost rusty! Festie on the other hand has a loud, whiney meow! Different kitties just have different noises. I have had kitties in the past who meow silently!
post #4 of 19
Rocky has a very squeaky, whiney meow. His "baby" name as a foster kitten was Squeakers. He's always had this. Don't know if it has anything to do with being very ill has a kitten. It's definitely not from lack of use, he has been begging all night to be lint rolled. Zack, on the other hand has a loud meow that is very expressive. Cookie and Suzie seem to have just high pitched voices- Suzie seems to have some kind of chirpy language once in awhile.
post #5 of 19
Cats have different voices just like people do, and you just happen to have a kitten with a small meow.

Milo is a 12 1/2 pound cat that has a a high pitched squeaky meow that makes our clients (he is a clinic cat now) bust up with laughter.
post #6 of 19
I used to have the Mike Tyson of cats.
Big, burly, muscular guy, with a tiny, squeaky, crackly "Me?".
post #7 of 19
Thread Starter 
Oh okay. I'm glad some of you have kittens/cats with similar traits so to speak. A wave of relief just washed over me.
post #8 of 19
Smokey our old cat (when I was in HS) started loosing his voice at about 13 years old. his meow was more of a crackle, Quite hoars. We took him to the vet and the vet said there was nothing wrong with him, He continued on with a crackly meow until the day he died.
post #9 of 19
Hope has a raspy/half meow. She's been like that as a kitten. If she is feeling very vocal then she will make a squeaky noise, otherwise its just the raspy/silentish meow.
post #10 of 19
My Pipsqueek was appropriately named. He's a healthy 15lb boy who still squeeks at me. If he is talking to the walls, he has a loud plaintive meow.
post #11 of 19
I've had quite a few kitties that had such a meow. Each of them had different situations and different types of diets. I don't think it has anything to do with dehydration, or any some such. I think it's just that each kitty has different meows.

For instance, my boy, Hobbes, this nice 15lb cat, has a beepy type of meow. He's the most gorgeous, masculine, well-built male I've ever had, and has this teeny tiny meow. It's hilarious!
post #12 of 19
Abi is mute over 90 % of the time. unless its a sudden change I wouldn't worry.
post #13 of 19
I agree with everyone here... and have a cat that does the same.

My Az is quite the talker and when he wants attention he is obnoxiously loud. But if he's sitting next to you and wants to get your attention, he just opens his mouth to meow and usually nothing comes out... or at most a little half squeak. Its almost like hes thinking "well, shes sitting right next to me... so there's no need to yell" what a character!
post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by MuttigreeMom
I agree with everyone here... and have a cat that does the same.

My Az is quite the talker and when he wants attention he is obnoxiously loud. But if he's sitting next to you and wants to get your attention, he just opens his mouth to meow and usually nothing comes out... or at most a little half squeak. Its almost like hes thinking "well, shes sitting right next to me... so there's no need to yell" what a character!
Lol...that's too cute.
post #15 of 19
my cat, kramer, is a mute also. some cats just aren't as vocal as others. it's normal.
post #16 of 19
Tigger is a bit over two, and she is not very vocal either. Her meows are very quiet. She is part Siamese, and I always thought they were supposed to be quite vocal....Be thankful.
post #17 of 19
Speaking of meows, my male cat has started this strange questioning yowling at night. It sounds like he is looking for or talking to something or someone. It wakes me up, I speak to him and he seems to stop.

He has never done it before. I'm not sure what to do. If it is just some kind of anxiety how do I know?
post #18 of 19
i was worried bout my cat too, her meow is almost non existent, but shes old, not sure how old tho, is there a way of telling approx age? she was a stray we found last year in spain
post #19 of 19
Cindy has a very squeaky little mew when she wants me to put her food dish down for her. However, when she's hungry and I'm not up there getting her food, she can come down looking for me meowing very loudly.
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