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My cat doesn't "meow"

Missey82008
March 11th, 2009, 05:05 AM
Whenever my cat opens her mouth to meow nothing comes out. sometimes a little squeek or a kitten type meow comes out. Does this mean anything? She's perfectly healthy and she's 2 years old. I just thought maybe someone would know.

ancientgirl
March 11th, 2009, 10:21 AM
If she's been checked by a vet then at least you know it's nothing with her health, so that's good.

Was she a stray? I have a girl who was a stray for about 3 years, and she very rarely moews, only when I have her in the carrier taking her to the vet. Most of the time she coos and chirps. I think I either read it on some site or maybe here, that cats that had been strays as kittens are taught by their mother to make very little noise, and not meow, so as to not give away where they are.

Dracko
March 11th, 2009, 05:08 PM
I've had 2 cats that were like that and nothing was wrong with them. I guess it's like humans whereby some talk loudly, quietly, fast, slow, etc. One of mine now has this really high pitched meow. I used to always think she was hurt or something. I have gotten used to it now.

Missey82008
March 12th, 2009, 12:56 AM
If she's been checked by a vet then at least you know it's nothing with her health, so that's good.

Was she a stray? I have a girl who was a stray for about 3 years, and she very rarely moews, only when I have her in the carrier taking her to the vet. Most of the time she coos and chirps. I think I either read it on some site or maybe here, that cats that had been strays as kittens are taught by their mother to make very little noise, and not meow, so as to not give away where they are.

Yeah she was a stray. She was my sister's cat but they had to get rid of her because her fiancee was allergic. so I adopted her. but she's perfectly healthy. It's possible she may have been born a stray, but she's very affectionate and she looked really clean and well fed when my sister found her. Her fur is also very soft, to the extreme. Short hair too.

rhartjr
March 12th, 2009, 01:50 AM
Doesn't mean anything, the Babygirl in my sig is a squeaker. In eight and a half years we've never heard her do a real meow. All she does is this little squeak.

bds1960to
March 13th, 2009, 04:10 PM
Mine, too. A big 9-y-o 16 pounder and all she does is let out little ladylike squeeks.