Miaowing constantly

(87 Posts)
hollinhurst84 Sun 14-Feb-16 17:04:50

How do I stop it?!
He wants 24/7 attention basically and I can't supply it!
Like now I'm sat watching tv (with wet nails) and he's sat opposite me howling. Shutting him out the room makes him cry more
He has food down (but won't eat until cuddled but he's eaten at lunch), litter tray clean....

Wolfiefan Sun 14-Feb-16 17:05:37

Is this new behaviour?
Is he not using litter tray? Cystitis?

hollinhurst84 Sun 14-Feb-16 17:09:29

Eating and litter tray all normal
He's always been chatty, but only had him since end of October
Neutered. Was stray for 4 years, has FIV
Was thought to have cat flu but turned out to be embedded tooth (poor mite) so has constant sinusitis type pain
When I say chatty, he's one that if you go to stroke him he miaows first

hollinhurst84 Sun 14-Feb-16 17:12:11

You might have to press volume on it but I just managed to record him. This is the noise
https://instagram.com/p/BBxkuY0Nd-e/

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 14-Feb-16 18:06:03

Ours does this. I suspect only death stops it.

You tune out to it eventually.

hollinhurst84 Sun 14-Feb-16 18:07:12

Oh joy grin well you made me laugh at least
He even shouts at himself in the mirror then turns to check I'm watching

cozietoesie Sun 14-Feb-16 18:08:22

Are you answering him at all?

hollinhurst84 Sun 14-Feb-16 18:11:27

Not at the minute because I am about to lose it completely
It doesn't seem t make any difference whether I chat back or not
He woke me up at 5am howling and trampled over my face so I shut him out into the living room where he howled

laflaca Sun 14-Feb-16 18:13:56

When I played your clip, my bengal woke up, ears twitching, on full alert and started looking around for the cat.

Whatever your cat was trying to tell you, my cat understood grin

hollinhurst84 Sun 14-Feb-16 18:15:22

Helpful grin
Now we just need your cat to speak human!

cozietoesie Sun 14-Feb-16 18:30:19

It actually sounds rather like a female in heat but I know that's impossible!

problembottom Sun 14-Feb-16 18:32:09

My cat sounds like this too, I think some cats are just chatty? Our cattery said they'd never met a BSH so vocal and I don't think it was a compliment...

cozietoesie Sun 14-Feb-16 18:32:17

It is impossible, isn't it? grin

hollinhurst84 Sun 14-Feb-16 18:33:29

I've messaged the rescue sad
He may have to go back. I can't cope with it 24/7

cozietoesie Sun 14-Feb-16 18:38:26

If he's genderially confused, the noise should stop shortly.

IHaveBrilloHair Sun 14-Feb-16 18:42:23

One of mine does this a lot, because he wants to be held, he's utterly gorgeous and I adore him but oh so loud and annoying, he's also huge and heavy.
I have seriously considered getting a cat sling for him, I really think he'd love it.

hollinhurst84 Sun 14-Feb-16 18:43:55

I have been mean and wrestled him into harness and brought him outside

ThenLaterWhenItGotDark Sun 14-Feb-16 18:47:45

Mine does it. At night. I have to sleep on the sofa with him about 3 nights a week. I think they just want attention and a warm belly grin to curl up on.

Is it new behaviour? You say he's always been chatty, but is the howling new?

The lady from our cat rescue (who I meet on the street) says it's just a cry for attention.

hollinhurst84 Sun 14-Feb-16 18:55:11

New in that it's more constant
We are back inside because neighbours cat wanted to play and he didn't <eye roll>

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 14-Feb-16 18:55:32

Try zylkene, extra walks and play.

You honestly do tune it out. Pretty sure ours understands the phrase "asbo will you shut the fuck up" because he does one last grumble & shuts up.

I wonder if he's chattier now he's pain free?.

If nothing else it is excellent practice for children. They will seem a breeze after this.

(I timed ours once and he miaowed for 45 minutes straight)

hollinhurst84 Sun 14-Feb-16 18:58:49

Won't play now. Played earlier
Won't walk. I wrestled him in harness, he made some bizarre noises at neighbours cats and has now traumatised them all <sigh> and ran to come back inside
I have some zyklene - didn't seem to make much difference but can try again?

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 14-Feb-16 19:05:24

The thing is, he's never had a mommy before and he doesn't know the rules.

hollinhurst84 Sun 14-Feb-16 19:10:23

Yeah. I/we know nothing before he ended up a stray for 4 years. Waiting for rescue to contact some people

IHaveBrilloHair Sun 14-Feb-16 19:23:30

Mine has a Mum, his own, I have his Mum and sister, he was born here, he still bloody does it.
It's like having a big, fat whiny toddler.
This is him wearing DD'S hat.

abeltasman Sun 14-Feb-16 19:24:45

OP I think some cats are just like that. Mine speaks on the telephone to my mum (no kidding) and gives a running commentary. So does his litter mate. They 'ask' to go out the front door / more water please. My mum's cat was even more vocal and have full 'conversations'. Sounds like a character!

(Btw I just played your vid and my cat went nuts, walking around the room looking for the 'other cat', currently looking out of the window for an imposter. Lol! He looked at me as if to say 'what the hell?!')

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