This is What Your Cat Really Means When it Meows

Perhaps they are not so mysterious after all...

Cats are mysterious creatures and it can often be hard to tell what's going on behind those piercing eyes. 

But one cat expert thinks she's got their language down and has a translation for cat talk that could be very eye-opening for all the cat owners out there. 

Dr. Suzanne Schotz from Sweden has spent her career studying wild and domestic cats and, after noticing that domestic cats only ever meow to humans and never to other cats, she began to explore this area of communication further.

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While wild cats meow only when they are very young to attract the attention of their mothers, domestic cats are also trying to attract the attention of their owners. 

But, by delving deeper into a cat's psyche and recording hundreds of meows, Dr Schotz found that cats' meows differ depending on their mood and emotional state.

'It kind of seems that cats can change intonation or melody consciously, perhaps, to convey a certain message or to boost the urgency of the message or to convey emotions,' Dr Schotz told The Metro.

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Dr Schotz thinks that cats might change their meow to let us humans know what mood they are in – angry, hungry, tired, for example – and she also wants to look at whether owners' voices can boost their mood. 'For example we want to know if you prefer cats pet directed speech, or prefer to speak like adults,' Dr Schotz continues. 'We still have much to learn about how cats perceive human speech. 

We will do some listening tests to see which they prefer. They prefer children's voices for adults? We do not know.' So watch this space because soon we might be able to understand exactly what our cat is saying and be able to build a proper relationship with them. Perhaps they're not so mysterious after all.

Via Good Housekeeping

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