Category Archives: Cat Communication

From Chirping To Chattering – Eight Sounds Cats Make

If you really listen, the sounds cats make can be very revealing. We don’t just purr and meow. We chirp and chatter, too. I’ve translated some cat sounds for you.

The sounds cats make include a lot more than meowingCan you explain the sounds cats make, Thomasina? My cat often chirps at me when I get home. What does that mean?

— Curious

Hi, Curious!
Oh, how nice that your cat chirps to you! He’s saying “welcome home!” Not all of us do that (I don’t), and you should feel very honored!

When we talk to each other, we usually use body language. We talk with our eyes, ears and tails. But since humans don’t seem to understand our native language, we make sounds, like your cat’s chirp, to communicate with you.

Chirps And Seven More Sounds Cats Make