Why does a cat meow?
To communicate with other cats? No, it is her way of interacting with humans.
Then how cats interact with each other?
Cat language is composed of vocalizations, body postures, and sent signals. Basically there are four kinds of meows a cat produces.
- Murmur patterns which include purrs and trills
- Vowel patterns include all variations of meows
- Articulated patterns which include chirps and chattering. Cats generally produce chirps and chattering when they are frustrated.
- Strained intensity patterns include hisses and growls which are produced by cats when they have to warm someone.
Why does a cat meows?
There is one simple rule; if your adult cat is meowing, she is looking for your attention. However, when kittens meow, they might to talking to their mother. Cats can bring variation to simple meow in 19 ways, and are capable of producing 30 sounds overall, says Arden Moore, author of 'The Cat Behavior Answer Book'. Here are the main possible translations of cat's meows:
She just wants to say hi: A cat often meows to greet you when you come home. She will meow to say hello to you when you make eye contact with her after you have entered the house.
She wants food: Most of the cat owners are familiar with this kind of meow. Sometimes, cats keep on meowing if she is feeling hungry and knows it is the right time to eat. Sometimes, they will also meow to wake you up and offer her breakfast.