One day, you return from work, and you hear a trilling sound. You might guess that should be from the birds outside the window, where your kitty cat is staring at you constantly. You look around, and you don’t see any bird perching here. Turns out, that loving serenade emanates from your fluffy ball. And then, you start to wonder why your cat trills once in a blue moon, and that question is quite overlooked since people think it might be the slight changes of their functional organs that happen inside their body. If you still ponder this question, this article might be a helpful one.
Let’s talk about the variety of cats’ vocalizations. The first sound that comes to your mind is meow, and everybody knows it clearly. Purring is the second common sound from a cat that signals the level of contentment. And the rest is chirping, chattering, trilling, hissing, and growling.
Normally, a cat doesn’t meow at other animals but only humans. That is one of the most crystal clear communication that we can recognize that they want to talk to us. Meowing sound could be a sign of demanding attention, starting a daily conversation, letting us know that they are happy, hungry, or “It’s time to clean the litter box!”
In the same way, chirping and chattering sounds show how enjoyable and content they are. Maine Coons are more likely to chirp than other cat breeds. Talkative kitties can be a ball of joy that you cannot forget when you have one at home. A chattering sound is issued when the cats enjoy bird-watching by the window. Little do you know, there is one interesting fact of the cat’s chatter: they use to exchange the scents as well as information.
Purring, the symbolic sound of being cheerful. When an owner hears their cat purring, nothing is more secure and relieved than that. A cat uses their purr to proceed with self-soothing, self-healing, and strengthening its bone density. The purr means “I love you”! This is one of the signs that they can express their love to us. Read more here.
Hissing and growling usually happen in feral cats, because they are used to fending for themselves and have very little to no interaction with humans. Those sounds are signs of being afraid, defending, or stressed.
When a cat trills, it’s actually a combination of meow and purr. This is the sweetest greeting that you can receive when they see you. The cat’s trilling sound indicates their natural instinct, especially female kitties. When a cat has offspring, she trills to the kids so that they can follow and recognize that is their mommy cat. So when they have a positive behavior toward you and want you to pay attention to them, they trill longingly and lovingly.