In a typical household that has cats, the feline residents, communicate among themselves through non-vocal means once past the kitten stage. Cats modify their styles of communication to work with human’s strengths and weaknesses as they sense our limitations on the interpretation of body language as we respond better to the verbal cues. They have an extensive “vocab mew Larry” which can be used as cat language translators.
Squeaks, Chirps, and Trills
These are usually closed-mouth sounds that often express greetings or even happiness. Your cat may honor you with some friendly chirrups or trilling as you brush or pet her while other cats announce their presence with these short vocalizations. Also, they may be used for gentle requests similarly to the way you may slightly tap your car horn if the driver in front of you has not noticed that the light has already turned green. For instance, while preparing her dinner, the pet may emit brief squeaks that show a mixture of “hurry up” and excitement.
Meows, yeows, and rrrows
It is often a wide category that is filled with nuances and variations. These sounds are often made with an open mouth. A casual meow may be used for a non-urgent requestor as a greeting. Kittens usually rely on open-mouthed cries as their distress calls to their mothers when they feel hungry, threatened or when lost. The adult cats may use this technique similarly so as to summon humans hence the meow is a very versatile tool.
In the cat language translator, these are regarded as very brief and sweet meows. They show polite requests, and it may escalate to more demanding meows just in case the humans do not get the message or respond to them.
These meows are usually not silent but are just high-pitched for our ears to hear. However, since the majority of humans find this form of communication and which can only be noticed by sight; it is somehow possible that the pets pick up on our “aww” response and use the silent meow to get favors or attention.
The most Prolonged/Loudest Sounds
When two cats face off, each of them emits rather pronounced and loud vocalizations as a way of intimidating the other cat. Also, a female cat on heat for quite a long time may wail, and this is another reason for spraying. Moreover, when we accidentally step on the cats, they make quite an awful loud yell, and we instantly recognize her loud shriek as a reaction to sharp pain.
The best way to get to understand whatever your cat is saying is to; listen to the intonation, volume, duration, and frequency of her vocalizations as well as taking note of her body language. The more we know about cat language translators, then the better we can get to understand whatever it is that our cats say to us and how best we can respond to their needs. Paying attention to their vocal messages enhances their physical health and well-being and also turns out to be an exciting experience for us.