The Meaning Behind Your Cat's Meow: 5 Distinct Cat Sounds & Noises
When you share a home with a feline friend, you hear many different cat sounds throughout the day. And although the meaning of some noises is easily discernible (circling her food dish while looking up at you, for example), it's not always that obvious. In some cases you may be the pet parent of a particularly chatty kitty. This is especially true with older furry friends, as cats become more vocal as they age or their hearing worsens.
The Tales your cat’s tail tells
Your cat's tail can tell you about what's going on inside her head. Tails are good indicators of mood. Take a little time to observe your cat's behaviour and youwill start to get a feel of the tales the tail tells.
Cats and running water
Some cats are very finicky about their water. You leave fresh water out for them all day, but the minute you turn on the tap they come rushing for a drink.
Why cats won't use litter tray
If your cat has changed her toilet habits and won't use a litter tray, there islikely to be an obvious reason. Even is she has now started to go elsewhere in thehouse. Dirty litter trays: Cats don't like using a tray if it is heavily soiled.
Why do cats meow?
Even a young child knows and mimics a cat noise. That distinctive 'meow' is not a simple cat sound.
Cats catching mice
Cats love to catch mice. And as natural hunters, they're very good at it.
Cats and changing weather
Changing weather means changing needs for your cat, with the summer and winter months bringing particular problems for cats. If you keep your cat indoors (or keep her in just for the winter) she won't be affected by the drop in temperature or the hazards of cold weather.
Fireworks without fear
Handy tips for the noisy November period. November the 5th is Guy Fawkes night and it is always a lovely time of year with fireworks lighting up the sky.
How to reprimand your cat
Cats have a reputation for being aloof, distant and unflappable. So how do you reprimand your cat when she has done something wrong? In normal circumstances, you should rarely have to reprimand your cat.
Spraying and urinating indoors
Most cats are very particular about their toilet habits and will consistently use a litter tray indoors or soil in the garden. If she is spraying and urinating in the corner of the room it can therefore be very worrying. Spraying or urinating? Cats use urine as a scent signal or 'mark' for themselves and other cats.
My cat is a fussy eater
If your cat is a fussy eater, then don’t worry, because they have a reputation for being extremely finicky. In truth, this behaviour is generally learned and not bred into them. You may think your cat wants or requires variety in their diet but in actual fact, she will happily eat the same food everyday for all of her life provided it is a nutritious meal.