Q: Why does my cat not meow, she squeaks, is this normal?

August 14, 2008 | By RadarCallie | 7 answers | Expired: 2282 days ago

Why does my cat doesn't meow, she squeaks, is this normal?

Our new cat is a 1 1/2 year old female, she is spayed and has a clean bill of health, but her voice does not sound like a normal cat. She makes a very quiet chirping noise, almost like a squeak toy. I haven't heard this before. She is adjusting well, but her voice just sounds pathetic. Can you help?

Readers' Answers (7)
Sabrina S.

Aug 17, 2008

One of my cats does a half meow, so it comes out "me." It's pretty cute, but alot of the time it comes out broken, like she has such a hard time trying! But she is perfectly fine, so I wouldn't worry too much about it. But if you feel like something is wrong, take her to the vet.

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sharon d.

Aug 14, 2008

My Cosmo is the same way.If he isn't sitting there with an open mouth and a silent meow coming out,he does these little tiny sized pip squeak sounds.He's almost 4 and has been this way since he was born.I guess as with people,cats all have their unique little sounds,so I would consider your cat pretty normal.

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Aug 14, 2008

I have one cat that has a very high pitched meow and my other smaller cat has a deeper meow. Also, one of my cat's actually grunts when he gets very excited and wants to get at a bug on the other side of the window. My grandmother had a cat that vocalized in a very similar manor to what you have described. I think they all just have their own individual voices.

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