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Question by  tasquire (29)

Why are my cats chirping?


Answer by  Kris (797)

Cats like to do this while at a window, looking out at potential prey. My cat chatters and chirps about birds he cannot reach. Sometimes he will even chatter at birds on television. It's a normal and instinctive feline behavior. Cats may be making hunting noises, or possibly expressing their frustration at being unable to get at the prey.


Answer by  maggie711 (285)

Congratulations! You have "vocal" cats! That chirping is their "bird" call--trying to lure the birds (into their mouth)! Compliment your cats behavior. Make them answer you when you talk to them--they'll respond! Cats are not "dumb animals" they CAN and WILL speak - they will string three or four sounds together -- if someone's listening and answering!


Answer by  DanielleK (535)

Cats, just like other mammals, communicate through body language and vocal sounds. The chirping noises you are refering to are most likely your cat trying to communicate to you or other cats and is generally a sound made when they see some sort of prey such as a bird or even a moth.


Answer by  Tracy15 (821)

I found that when my cats do this they are usually looking out the window at the birds that are outside and the only thing that I can figure is that they want to get them but they can't so they make that sound.

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