Feline language is not the same as human language. Fortunately, this does not necessarily prevent you from communicating with your cat. The cat will attempt to communicate with you through her eyes, the position of her eyes, the tone of her voice, and the movement of her tail, among other things. 

As the listener, you must learn to decipher the message by spending quality time with her and conducting research. How do you respond now, to make the communication two-way? Of course, providing her with what she requires is a response, but how about using your voice? We know you’re not the only one who meows at your cat, but can a cat understand you?

Let’s face it, cats don’t consider human meows. Of course, they will relate it with whatever you teach them to associate with learning. Quite apart from that, it sounds like normal human language to them. Because humans cannot produce the same meow that cats do, each meow feels different.

Meowing at cats means allowing you to mock them in a way that they will enjoy. However, you must acknowledge that every cat is special. Some will walk away once they realize it’s a human meowing, while others will interrupt with an angry meow, and still, others will join in the meowing. It all comes down to their personality and their interaction with humans.

Not every cat will participate in a back-and-forth meow contest. Breeds like the British Shorthair are not talkative, and their meows are few and far between. How do you make certain that your meow conveys the intended message? Continue reading to find out!

Do Cats Recognize Living Beings Meows?

In cats, the feline vocalization “meow” serves multiple functions. It could be a command (I want food or to go out), a protest (don’t touch me), a greeting, or an announcement. The tonal and pitch variations, however, make a difference in the meaning.

If you decide to replicate your cat, ensure that you know what her meow means. Don’t perplex your cat by contradicting her verbal meanings.

The Meow Welcome

It’s not insane to find yourself meowing back at your cat when you get home as a cat parent. Her version of the human ‘Hi’ is a truncated meow that often sounds like ‘aw’ or “ew’. This is a cheerful meow that your cat is eager to share with you. It is some kind of greeting that is mostly brief. They will expect a cuddle, but the British Shorthair will not because they are not lap cats. They will simply meow back and walk away, or they will simply walk away after your response.


Because pro-social meows end on a high note, you should probably respond in a staccato or brief manner. Otherwise, continuous meowing will be heard as Hi! Hi! Hi! Hi! This is very irritating to cats, and knowing them, they will act like a ‘crazy human’ and stop responding before leaving you. You might get a headbutt or an angry sound if you’re unlucky.

The Name Meow

 My British shorthair calls her kitten with a staccato sound before meowing. When I realized this, I took advantage and called the mother again, and she arrived. As a result, you can imitate your cat’s meow and use it to summon her. She’ll expect you to do something for her.

 This could be the new call word instead of her name. This is less difficult than naming her because she does not need to be taught that the call refers to her. She naturally connects it to herself.

Some cats will choose not to come, but will at least acknowledge your presence with a meow. Randomly generated customized meows I’m convinced that every time you meow at a cat, the sound changes. Some will try to understand you but will give up and leave if they are unable to. They frequently pay attention to your response because they sought your attention in the first place.

Your cat, on the other hand, will not understand your meows until you instruct them on how to decode them. Imagine your cat meowing for you to give her food, then you meowing back, how unpleasant is that?

You’ll need to teach your cat what your meows mean because they’re not the same as hers. You could, for example, use two meows every day before feeding her. She will eventually regard two meows as a mealtime call. 

Using different meows to signal different things will help your intelligent kitty learn. Don’t put your cat in a situation where he has to listen to something he doesn’t understand.

So Why Would Cats Just Meow At Living Beings?

Unless they are communicating with their kitten, cats simply do not meow at each other. They only meow for their human friends. The main reason for this is that domesticated cats rely on humans.

They meow to be nourished, cuddled, let outside, or simply to draw attention. It is your responsibility to comprehend what meow your cat is making and what it means.

Another reason cats developed this is that most of their nonverbal communication is incomprehensible to humans. Imagine attempting to decipher your cat’s olfactory communication; impossible, right? 


Cats’ subtle facial expressions and body language are also difficult for humans to notice. They happen so quickly that you need them to pause so you can interpret them. Furthermore, cats have small facial features that make it difficult to distinguish their expressions.

Finally, cat’s meow at their human companions to get what they want. It is a sound that has evolved over time in order to manipulate humans. Have you ever noticed that the meow sometimes sounds like a human baby crying? It sounds like a desperate scream.

That is not a noise you can ignore. Your first instinct will be to go find that cute little animal and figure out what she wants. And, being as intelligent as cats are, they realized they could use it to their advantage.

The Importance Of Communicating With Your Cats

Communication with cats benefits both parties. First, talking to your cat in an affectionate and caring manner strengthens your bond. It’s an excellent way to express your feelings for her, and her reaction demonstrates how much she adores you. Communication with cats benefits both parties. First, talking to your cat in an affectionate and caring manner strengthens your bond. It’s an excellent way to express your feelings for her, and her reaction demonstrates how much she adores you.

When you correctly understand and comprehend your cat’s message, she feels understood. She will feel safe because you can tell what she wants, whether it’s food, cuddles, or going outside. This is important because a raised in captivity cat is completely reliant on humans.

Furthermore, communication and understanding are essential in any connection because learning what one likes and dislikes is crucial. Attempting to teach commands becomes much easier when you communicate with your cat on a regular basis. Your cat will quickly learn what you mean if you are consistent and use repetition. Despite the fact that she does not understand the words. Luckily, your cat will learn what to associate the message with through repetition.

Talking to your cat on a regular basis will help you notice changes in its voice. Illness symptoms in cats can be subtle. It is easy to detect a slight change if you have mastered her normal tones and pitches. Communication between a cat and its owner makes them feel less lonely. It makes no difference whether actual words are understood and said, as long as either of them expresses their communication to the other through tone, body language, and posture.


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