Felines have many ranges of vocal communication. Felines use this to not only communicate with humans but each other. The assumption that they remained quiet for the majority of their existence until humans was a silly notion. Felines and other animal species have been able to communicate without human interactions for many many centuries. That being said, learning to properly communicate with them now and going forward is vitally important to the wellbeing of them not only mentally but physically. I HIGHLY recommend the following link "https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7000907/" for a deep dive if you have a lot of time to "listen" to the specific noises and trills they make- otherwise, i've taken the time to shorten it up to just reading. Youtube videos will be provided soon VIA our own felines.
- Do not ignore your cat when she meows. The one exception is if you know for certain that she’s meowing to get you to do something she wants. In every other instance, it’s safest to assume that something’s wrong—she may not have access to her litter box, or her water bowl may be empty, or she may be locked in a closet. Always make sure that her needs are met before assuming that she’s just being demanding by meowing at you.
- Do not scold or hit your cat for meowing too much. While these punishments may send her scurrying at first, they are unlikely to have a lasting effect on her meowing behavior. They may, however, cause her to become fearful of you.
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