Cats primarily howl, or yowl, as a form of communication during breeding season. Female cats express their receptivity toward male cats by yowling. Male cats attempt to secure a mate when they yowl. Some cats also yowl for human attention.Know More
Cats that yowl for human attention are usually very young or very old. In such cases the yowling sometimes occurs at night when the cat's owner is asleep.
Some cats are more prone to yowling than others. Siamese cats are particularly known for being very vocal. Cats that have not been altered through spaying or neutering are also more likely to yowl than altered cats, according to the ASPCA.Learn more in Cats
Cats groom each other to express affection and mark each other with their scents, indicating that they belong to the same family group. They also groom each other to bathe difficult-to-reach spots, such as the insides of the ears.Full Answer >
Cat breeds that don't shed as much tend not to be as popular or well-known as common house cats, but there are a number of them, including Rex cats and certain European and Asian breeds. Cats that don't shed much are known as hypoallergenic cats. While no cat is completely non-allergenic, there are a number of cats that don't shed enough to cause an allergic reaction in most people.Full Answer >
One theory for why cats chirp is that it is a way that mother cats tell their kittens to follow them. Another theory says that it is an exaggeration of the movement that the cat uses to kill prey. It may be a noise of frustration or excitement, or it could be a way for cats to mimic the sound of their prey.Full Answer >
To introduce cats to each other, they should be kept in separate rooms in the same house for about a week and then be allowed to see each other under controlled conditions. Treats and toys can help the cats get ready to occupy the same space.Full Answer >