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What Is Cat Trilling?
For the most part, trills – which are kind of like drawn out meows, are hello in kitty language. You’ll hear something like a drawn out “R” noise that sounds a little like a meow mixed with a purr. Kittens learn this noise from their mother as a kind of greeting. They continue to use it to say hello to other cats or to humans as they get older.
Mostly, it is a happy thing and may be accompanied by some rubbing and petting. It can even be used to get attention from you if you always pet your feline when they make the noise.
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What Does It Mean When My Kitty Trills?
Feel proud when your kitty trills at you! That noise means that to them, you are a friend. They like being around you and they want to see you more. Of course, they may also make the noise at another kitty friend too.
Kittens, as you know, learn it from their mom. Mother felines make the noise to keep their kittens in line so they’ll stay nearby without going too far.
While kitty trill to say hello to you, they also do so to express interest. They might make the noise just before exploring something new. Felines have always known to be curious after all.
Your phone beeps when you get a message and your pet trills when he wants attention. If you’re about to sit in the wrong spot, or you’re not petting your friend, they’ll do so to notify you.
Give Me Attention!
Cats do it for attention. They might also do so before walking away from you and turning back around for eye contact. You may give yourself a moment to wonder what’s going on. More than likely, your kitty wants to show you something. The trilling gets you to come over and fill their water and food again.
When your pet does it, you may often see them make other actions to get your attention too. That includes rubbing against your leg or raising their back to get you to pet them.
Felines who are much older trill too. If they’re feeling disoriented or frustrated due to limitations of their age, they may make the noise.
It’s normal for your pet to do it, but sometimes it seems excessive. You might also find that your pet isn’t doing it to get your attention, or to make any sort of greeting. If you’re not seeing any obvious reason behind the trilling, there might be something wrong with your cat. If it seems excessive, go to the vet to be sure there aren’t any possible problems.
Difference Between Trilling and Chirping?
It can feel a little frightening to hear a new noise from your feline, but it isn’t something to worry about. Kitties do it to say hello and get your attention. So if you hear that meow-like noise, you know that your cat just wants to be around you. There are lots of reasons they may trill though, and if it’s excessive, it may be best to visit your vet.