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Cats That Meow a Lot

Here's why cats meow a lot - and which breeds do it more often than others and why.

Here, you’ll find out which cat breeds meow the most. These include the Siamese, Burmese and Balinese. You’ll find the complete list at the end of this article.´When a cat meows, it could mean many things.

It might be greeting you, want attention, be hungry or even be in pain. Some cat breeds are natural chatterboxes that like to talk a lot. Some owners find it so annoying that they end up almost climbing the walls.

There is no official Guinness World Record for the loudest meow. But it’s generally around 45 decibels. That’s as loud as a quiet radio, birdsong, a refrigerator or rain. There are some cats that can make it to above 80 decibels, making them as loud as a pneumatic hammer or a passing truck.


Why Is My Cat Constantly Meowing?

Firstly: listen! Your cat wants to tell you something. Don’t punish it just because you don’t understand what it’s trying to say. How does the meow sound? Here are a few tips that could help you understand:

• Hungry meowing

Food is always exciting, so it’s not unusual for a cat to meow. But if it’s unusually loud and urgent, it might be thinking: “the louder I am, the faster I’ll get fed”. You just need to be patient. Put the food down when the meowing has stopped!

• Lonely, sad meowing

You can often hear this at night. The solution might sound simple but that’s just how it is: spend more time at home and pay your cat more attention by taking the time and petting it. Then your cat won’t feel as lonely. You should also give your cat more to do during the day. Play with it and get some toys that will challenge it. Also a good idea: get a second cat.

• Fearful or stressed meowing

Could your cat be injured? Make a note of when it meows, e.g. when using the litter box, standing up or jumping. It could be sick. In this case, you should consult your vet. There could be very simple answers as well, e.g. there’s something in the way stopping it from using the litter box.

• Loud, distraught meowing

Could your cat have something in its ear? Maybe it can’t hear very well e.g. because of an illness. To the vet!


Fun Facts

Did you know that cats can purr as loud as a vacuum cleaner? Merlin the tomcat earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2015 with his loud meow. It was 67.8 decibels. Normally, cats purr at around 25 decibels, which is around as loud as breathing or whispering.

Cats That Meow the Most: