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Does Your Cat Chirp?

jovanna

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Hello,

My cat makes chirping/cooing noises when he is happy. He sounds like a bird. Is this typical of a Sphynx?
 

wundrlust

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It depends on what mine are seeing at the time. They make all kinds of sounds!
 

susi794

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Mine do...only I call it clucking. The mamas cluck at their babies, they all cluck at their favorite catnip pillow or toy that they are currently carrying around with them. I like to think it means "I am deeply content at the moment." Either that, or "Get the heck away from my (toy, baby, whatever) because it's all mine!":LOL:
 

maxtmill

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My sphynx sure does chortle & chirp! It is so cute! It is strange, but my 3 Ragdoll cats do not make the same type of noises.
 

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Yes, Snuffie chirps all the time. When she talks back and when she is playing and when she watches out the windows mostly.
 

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Mine do...I call it chatter when they're eyeing up a squirrel or bird. Or if it's the happy kind, like when they're kneading, I say they have pigeons!!
 

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Coraline clicks and chatters when she watches birds or squirrels. I looked it up once, and there are a lot of theories about why cats do it. Some people think it's supposed to sound like cicadas, the prey of some birds, to lure them. Other people think it's a noise to tell other cats "I've got this one!" And still other people think that making the sound helps them warm up their jaws in preparation to eat something. Pretty interesting stuff!
 

2sphynxgirl

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Mr. Blackwell makes a funny sound that reminds me of a pigeon. He climbs up on the hubby's shoulder at night, rubbs his little face all over the hubby's beard and then settles in the crook of his neck and makes pigeon noises for as long as he is there!! Sometimes he gets kicked off because hubby can't hear the tv!!:LOL::Smile:
 

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Mine also do it, mostly if a bug gets in the house and they are on the hunt. My domestic does it also, not just the sphynx. I always think, shouldnt you shutup and go ninja mode if you are trying to catch something!
 

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Ok,
We need to come up with an official word for the Sphynx language, and being we are the largest Sphynx website on the world wide web, it will be the official "Sphynx language" and we will name it! So give me some good wording and we will put the 10 or so best words in a poll for votiing!:ThumbsUp:
 

jovanna

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Here are more interesting cat language facts:

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/cats/html/body_know.html

"If a cat rubs your face with its own, caressing its nose against your upper cheek and forehead, then you have just been granted a cat's highest form of approval. This is how one cat greets another, so if it happens to you, you have just been named an honorary member of that cat's family." My cat does this, too! I feel honored.
 

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Hibou Meows when you touch her, squeeks when you pick her up, howls when you clean her nails, screams in the bathtub and chirps/chatters at the birds and critters she se's outside the window!

So I guess the short answer is yes!:LOL::LOL::LOL:
 

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My Hollywood (Dude) coos like a dove on steroids! He is very loud and does it mostly to hubby!
 

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Nofuratu chirps constantly. It sounds like a pigeon cooing. But I also had a domestic short hair that did it just as often whenever you touched her. We recorded it on our answering machine and everyone thought it was a real pigeon!

Adventures of A Naked Cat
 

RuthArt

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Pinkz makes a funny little high pitched 'boop boop' sound when he's out of sight (behind a curtain or under covers) and we call to him. We love that!!! His purr is VERY loud, even a friend on the phone could hear it the other day. Other than that, he doesn't make much different sounds. He's very loud when he meows though.
 

nativekiwi

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Yes! shady trills when she is saying hello or being affectionate. Other than that nothing. She purrs and will squeeze out a meow if my other cat a dsh is yelling for food, but other than that she never speaks. I like it, i had a siamese when i was a child and she was very vocal, sounded like a rusty gate. was awful. Shady is the silent ninja. Although it makes her very hard to find!!!:BigSmile:
 

nativekiwi

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I vote for trill and chirrup. plus when Shady sees a bird she sort of stutters with no sound, so weird, like 'get in my mouth!', eyes all huge and jaw shivering, i say she's going staccatto, music term i think?
 
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