Your Cat's Meows Are Meant For You

Your Cat's Meows Are Meant For You

Though kittens mew for attention, adult cats don't seem to meow at each other very often. It's theorized that domesticated cats meow around humans because it's effective at getting attention (and food). Thus, cats appear to have adopted their own cat-to-human "language."

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Key Facts In This Video

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    In one anonymous survey, 91% of pet-owners said that they used baby-talk with their dogs or cats. (0:41)

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    Dogs communicate happiness in medium- to high-pitched tones. (1:39)

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    Adult cats seem to engage in meowing exclusively with humans, and not to communicate with each other. (2:46)

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