Why Cats Meow at Humans (And What They Want to Tell You)

Have you ever heard your cat meow at another cat? Probably not. Which doesn’t mean he doesn’t do it, right? And sometimes uninterrupted. There’s a logical reason for this: you want to know what he’s trying to tell you? Do you want to know why he does it to you directly? Ibrahim Raidhan, creator of “Catloverhere“, a website specializing in felines, has the answers.

You probably thought that your Cat only needs to talk. Science has already demonstrated that the presence of a feline at home keeps the heart healthy, that its purrs help reduce stress, that it can help autistic people to communicate… all benefits that would improve if we knew what they really want to communicate.

What do you want ?

It’s clear that your cat’s meows mean she’s trying to tell you something. Cats communicate with each other through scent, body language, facial expression and touch. The “meow” is a message to humans, explains Raidhan. These animals have learned that they cannot communicate with us in the same way as with other members of their species, so they do it to “talk” to their owners. Scientists believe they refined this language for conversing with men and women.

They don’t meow for no reason. Understanding them will help you build a stronger bond with your pet.

As parents of felines, it’s important that we understand what they want to tell us, especially when it comes to pain, as they can be very subtle when experiencing some discomfort. How do you know what he needs? If you live with a cat, you will notice that they make different meows, which vary greatly in pitch and quality. When he wants food or attention, his meows are more pleasant. On the other hand, if he is angry or upset, he will make a very unpleasant sound, because he is trying to get our attention.

Types of meows

Short: means he greets you

Multiple: If you arrive after a long day of work or if he hasn’t seen you for several hours, you will notice that he meows several times. He also greets you, but more effusively because he missed you – it’s good to see you!

Moderately long: it’s like a call. Maybe he wants food or attention.

Long (several seconds): he demands something from you.

Low tone: he is complaining about something. Probably something you did wrong.

Very high tone: he is very angry or in pain. If you step on it by accident, you may have heard it. It is very sharp.

Why do they do this?

These animals not only communicate by meowing, but also by purring, chirping, and even trying to chat. Here are some of the reasons that can explain this phenomenon.

Stress: When cats are stressed, they tend to be louder than usual.

Hunger: He has probably perfected this type of sound and will also guide you towards food as a sign of “Hey, human. Throw me my food now.

Hugs: Everyone needs attention. If he suddenly meows at you for no apparent reason, give him a hug. He will appreciate it.

He wants to come in: either he’s out of the house or you’re locked in a room. He won’t stop until you open the door, you’ll see.

The heat: it’s non-stop. You will hear continuous little meows. He’s going to scream. You will need earplugs, they get very heavy.

Happiness: he purrs. He feels safe and this is his way of showing it.

When you hear them, think that they are not doing it for no reason, they want to tell you something, to let you know how they feel. It is important that you analyze how they do it and listen to them carefully. Understanding this will help you build a stronger connection.