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7 sounds your cat makes and what they mean

Posted On: Oct 16, 2018   |   Posted By: Business Insider

7 sounds your cat makes and what they mean

From chirps to meows to purrs, cats make an amazing range of noises.
For the most part, cats meow or growl as a way to communicate with other animals or humans. Whether there's a bird outside the window or a lack of food in the bowl, a cat will probably have something to say about it.
On the other hand, cats make certain sounds for self-soothing purposes, or to provide comfort for other cats or humans. There's a whole range of reasons why cats purr or meow, and it's fascinating to learn more about this animal's wide range of sounds.
For creatures without the ability to speak, cats are very talented at communicating their wants and needs. We rounded up some of their most common sounds and what they mean. Meows are saved for humans.
The most easily identifiable cat sound, meows can have a ton of different meanings.
In the wild, kittens meow when they're cold or hungry to get the mother cat's attention, as explained by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Generally, though,...

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