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Q: cats calling

March 12, 2009 | By Pat T. | 14 answers | Expired: 1853 days ago

Pat T.

Why would cats call loudly when they are carrying a mouse or even a toy they think is prey? my female does it a lot with her toys.

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Angel8807
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Mar 20, 2009

My guess is that she is calling you to tell you that she has food. They also like to bring it to you in order to share and because they have learned to associate this behavior with praise.
My cat will meow when she wants attention and if we talk to her she'll "talk" back. I think they enjoy the communication sometimes.

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Linda  N.
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Mar 14, 2009

Or female kitty,Peaches,does the same thing with the pink teddy bear she's pictured with. I received it several yrs ago from a little girl in a church program I was then teaching. For some reason, Peaches claimed it as her own. No matter where I tried put that little bear, she'd find it and bring it to me or my daughter yowling the whole way. As you can see, it now belongs to her! We always tell how what a good girl she is and praise her up for bringing us her "catch". I wonder if only females do this?

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Monique C.
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Mar 13, 2009

Our cat does this when he has something he wants us to see. When he catches a mouse he brings it onto the screened porch to be sure we see it and then preforms this celebration of sorts.

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Jbobstep
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Mar 12, 2009

I think it is wanting to get your attention so you can tell it how proud you are. Ours will bring their catch to their food bowl and drop it in and then just sit back and wait for us to discover it.

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Carmen S.
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Mar 12, 2009

We have a deaf cat who likes to sleep a lot during the day and then be up most of the night. He spends quite a bit of time "prowling" the house and while he does that he caterwalls in the loudest, most erie cries I've ever heard. Overnight guests to our home must be forewarned about his nightly chorus or they wake up terrified that a murder may have been committed in the house. Personally, I think he enjoys being able to feel the sensation his loud meowing produces in his throat.

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Nadine V.
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Mar 12, 2009

I have always been told that especially when it is a mouse, it is Momma caling her kittens to come eat. Female cats do this whether they have ever had kittens or not.

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Ann W.
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Mar 12, 2009

I agree with the others...she is proud of her 'catch' but she also wants and needs to teach you to hunt too! It's especially the femaile's instinct to teach her babies so they can feed themselves. Our Lucy has been trying to teach me to hunt for years! :-) She carries a fur tail around and meows a sweet calling meow.

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Caseymywasey
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Mar 12, 2009

I believe it is because when cats are house cats they want to show you what they have caught. it's their way of getting your attention so they can get your praise for a job well done, or to show you they brought you a present.

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Rebekah K.
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Mar 12, 2009

They want to get your attention to show off what they down, that is their pride calling.... My parents indoor/outdoor cat always calls out loudly when she catches a live animal and brings it to their back porch... And my indoor cats do the same with their toys...

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Sue L.
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Mar 12, 2009

I agree with all the other answers, it's a sign that they are proud of what they have done. I always praise my cat when she does this.

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