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Q: Why does my cat talk so much?

December 29, 2008 | By Dstrykr | 14 answers | Expired: 2058 days ago

Dstrykr

Does anyone have a cat that just loves to talk, talk, talk?

Pops is new addition to the family and he won't shut up. He can be any place in the house and talk (to himself). It's like he doesn't know what he wants but he doesn't want anything.

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Kelly
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Jan 11, 2009

Certain breeds & their mixes, such as the oriental breeds, are more vocal. Some cats vocalize more when there has been some sort of change or transition in their lives and some do it for attention. Some cats are just naturally more vocal than others & this may be what's going on with Pops. He's obviously not trying to get attention if he's talking all alone in another room.

I have always had at least one that loves to talk. I recently lost my sweet Katie who followed me around talking. I probably had some better conversations with her than with some people I know - LOL. I now have one who talks whether anyone is there to hear her or not. She's a busy little beaver who talks the entire time she's playing. All of their vocalizations are meaningful & when they're looking at us & talking its up to us to determine what they're trying to say.

Since you have a talker the main thing to watch for is if his vocalizations change or he suddenly stops, it could indicate a problem that needs to be checked out.

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Amanda
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Jan 02, 2009

He is most likely just a talker! This is very rare and probably not the case, but is he a little hard of hearing or deaf? My aunt's cat is deaf and talks all day long because he can't hear himself making any noise. This is more common with white, blue eyed cats for some genetic reason.

If your cat is healthy and happy while he's meowing, I wouldn't worry!

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mary k.
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Dec 29, 2008

Millie has become quite vocal in her latter years. I think I should be glad I can't understand what she is saying!

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KCsMom
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Dec 29, 2008

do you think that the kitten has learned that talking equals attention...i know with pups that if they whine and you react then they learn to whine for more attention...(master's of association) just wondering...maybe tho he is just a vocal kitty....enjoy it...our cat never talks...think i have heard him meow twice in the three years we have had him...

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Amy H.
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Dec 29, 2008

I have a cat that loves to talk to me. She will tell my other cats off if they try to come near me when shes laying on me. It gets annoying but I've learned to deal with it. Some cata just like to talk (just like people) Hahaha

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Ourstaff
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Dec 29, 2008

You know what they say about talking to yourself. You win every argument and ALWAYS get in the last word. All of my cats talk to one degree or another because I talk to them. They learn that it is a good way of getting my attention and what they want. My Princess Fluzzy is in the living calling for me to stop writing this and come play with her. My Booger used to sing to her toys and tuna fish. Pooka yells when she wants something. Some are like my Snoggle who just squeaks when she is happy or wants something. They are all different and will learn what works to get them what they want

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Bluemoon298
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Dec 29, 2008

We have a Siamese mix and boy, does he talk. The previous owners surrendered him when he was six months old. He had lived with two dogs and two cats before and when we adopted him, it seemed like he was calling for his companions the first couple of days, then the talking changed. He started to greet us, when we came into a room or he was trying to play. Did Pops live with other animals before?

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Gail
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Dec 29, 2008

I have a new kitten who opens his mouth to talk every time I walk into the room, but nothing comes out, except maybe a little squeak once in awhile, I wonder if he will turn out to be a talker.

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Spacecoast
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Dec 29, 2008

That's just her way of letting herself be known. Some cats don't seem to care to talk much. Others like yours and my Stormey really like to talk to you. Maybe because you answer them back. Do you answer your cat with a meow when she meows to you? I meow back to Stormey and we seem to carry on a conversation sometimes. He will come and meow to go out and will meow at the door to come in. Other times he just seems to like the meowing for fun or attention.

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carol  s.
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Dec 29, 2008

I'd keep my eyes open to see if there is, indeed anything wrong....but it's most probable, that just like people Pops is just a mouthy one

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