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Noises Your Cat Is Making

Pet owners know that cats are capable of making a wide variety of noises. The meowing is obviously what is associated with cats the most, but they make numerous other noises as well.

Notably, all of those noises also mean something. Understanding them even just a bit better will help you get on the same page with your cat more consistently.

We’ve already talked about the different types of meows in October 28’s article. In this article, we will discuss the other interesting noises your pet may make from time to time.

Purring Noises

When you hear your cat purr, that’s usually a very positive sign. Purring noises are the ones they typically produce when they are feeling very safe and comfortable. If you’re close enough to hear those purring noises, your cat is telling you that they feel incredibly relaxed in your company.

Hearing your cat purr for the first time is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have as a pet owner.

It is worth noting though that not all purring noises are positive. According to Modern Cat, some pets may also start to purr if they are agitated. You’ll be able to tell that they’re agitated if their body is tensing up as they purr.

Trills, Chirps and Chirrups

Learned while they were kittens, these birdlike sounds are more informing than a meow. According to Modern Cat, mothers used this form of communication to order her kittens to “pay attention and follow her”. Fluffy might make this noise to get your attention or alert you to something she feels is important. Another reason she may make these sounds is to show she’s happy and/or excited.


Yowls coming from a cat can have numerous meanings. They could be yowling as a way to scare off another cat or because they are experiencing some kind of discomfort due to an injury or illness. Your cat may also start to yowl if they have an urge to mate.

Take note of your cat’s surroundings when they start to yowl in order to get a better idea of what they’re trying to tell you.


Listen to your cat when he/she is staring out of a window and you may hear his/her voice softly chattering. Those soft, almost disjointed noises are believed to be ones made out of excitement. More specifically, your cat may have spotted something they wanted to hunt down and is letting his/her excitement show.

The noises our cats make can sound unfamiliar at first, but it’s worth trying to understand them. Your cat could be trying to tell you something important so pay attention when they start to make a ruckus.

Some of the noises your cat is making could be signs of distress. Make sure those signs are noticed by hiring us at TAILored Cat Services to keep your pet company. Reach out to us by calling 425-923-7791 or browse our website for more information.




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