It’s true, cats do talk, but not in language form, more in sounds with meanings.
One such sound is the common growl which is a low guttural vocalization designed as a warning. It is a sue signal of aggression or used to articulate anger. Some felines that growl will strike with their razor-sharp claws or bite with equally spiky teeth while others just growl as an expression of fury and rage.
Another cat communication is the chirp which is frequently a pleasant, high-pitched sound that is generally used as a surprised greeting. Cats often green their people with this pleasant sound when they come home from work. It often sounds like a question.
The cat chatter it is typically an exclusive sound that comes from the throat and often is linked with a very rapid, high-speed movement of their lower jaw. It is most regularly uttered when a cat is excited about his/her prey –be it outside or simply looking out the window. They frequently make this comical sound while stalking and preceding their attack upon their prey.
A hiss is a rather spiky sound similar to a long ssssss. It is usually used to communicate displeasure or discontent with their situation. Many felines will hiss at another cat as if to stay “Watch your step,” or “Get out of my space.” Other cats will hiss if they are scared. Time and again a hiss is an early response to help frighten away a threat. If that doesn’t do the trick, many cats will add a hiss, then attack as they see fit.
Aw, the purr . . . which is a guttural pulsating sound made by only the cat. The sound fluctuates in tone and loudness from cat to cat. Some cats purr so noisily you can hear it across the room as their entire bodies throbs Yet; other cats have a very hushed purr. The purr can mean different things to different cats. The most general meaning of the purr is that a cat is contented and at ease. It is most commonly heard when cats are being fed, beginning to eat, or when being petted, cuddled and adored.
On the other hand, some cats will purr when they are in pain, sick, or scared. Many cats will purr at either situation. It is a slower, more tranquil pace when she/he is happy and a more rapid pace when she/he is scared. Some behaviorists say that the purr is comforting to the cat and in situations such as when they are afraid, they by nature do it to for “self-comfort”.
Finally, the meow: A cat’s meow is a sound that is only one of its kind to every cat and many cats will have more than a few types of meows. Meows by and large are calls for attention of some kind – either to say, be it, “That’s enough,”, “Feed me”, or even, “Pay attention to me.” Felines will have a little, swift meow when they meet eyes with you across the room as if to say and we al know that means, “I love you right back.” Of course, some felines meow when they are in pain, which is frequently a high, pitched strident guttural meow. Don’t tread on their tail!!!
Listen closely to your cat and take heed to whatever she/he is trying to communicate. In other words, learn cat talk.