Constantly Meowing Cat


wonderwhatif
on Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:13 pm

As you ladies know I have three lovely cats.

However, here comes the problem. Every night at around 10:00 Archibald, my male one year old Birman starts meowing, more like meowling as though he's in pain.

He wants attention but doesn't want to be petted, played with or really anything, seemingly other than to drive me crazy.

I adore him, but am slowly becoming more and more annoyed. Any of you ladies experienced this with your darlings? Did you find something that helped?
 

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1buzzer
Lol our feline buddies on Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:37 pm

I had a female I used to watch for my sister she bred them she did that in heat maybe he is wanting some lady cat company... I don't know I have a spray bottle I use for correction my cat always wants to go on the kitchen table she is so bold she will try and steal the food off ur plate I used the spray bottle seems to be working
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wonderwhatif
. on Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:42 pm

He's neutered, so I hope it isn't that! Thought sometimes he does meow when he wants the other cats to wake up. I lost my temper and sprayed him earlier, but I always feel bad doing it!
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kaymayc
. on Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:32 pm

I think my younger cat has separation anxiety. If I'm in the bathroom with the door shut or if my older cat is in the bedroom with the door shut she will lose her mind. Sometimes I think she even throws herself against the door (this morning it sounded like somebody was pounding on the bathroom door with I was showering) but when we are with her she is usually fine.
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kaymayc
. on Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:34 pm

*when I was showering
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b3ckb3ck
. on Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:46 pm

My oldest cat meows like crazy when he has a toy in his mouth.. I think that he thinks its a mouse?? I don't know.. But he won't let you go near him or play with him.. He will just wander the house with it in his mouth meowing.. And its always only at night time. His brother always used to do it too while he was alive, and it was always the same toy, a catnip cheese toy :p
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prettyrainbow
cat on Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:33 am

Is he being stimulated enough during the day through play? I don't have a cat, but from what I experience with my dog is that when we're too busy to play with him during the day, he'll get bored and will start to bark at the slightest noise come supper time. We notice a major difference on the days he has played versus the one's where he hasn't

If that doesn't change anything, I would discuss it with the vet. Has his diet changed recently? If so, could he be experiencing discomfort due to this?


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wonderwhatif
kaymayc on Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:42 am

Not sure if it qualifies as separation anxiety, but my cats do this for sure! I've always just heard they hate not getting in somewhere that you are. If I take a bath, mine sit on the bathmat ^_^;
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wonderwhatif
b3ckb3ck on Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:43 am

I wonder if he's calling another cat to play. I sometimes think mine is trying that, but the other cats just ignore him when they're not in the mood...
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wonderwhatif
prettyrainbow on Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:45 am

It definitely could be that! I try my best to play with him, but due to my illnesses and energy issues he might need much more than he's currently getting. I'll see if I can play with him a lot more and it might make a difference.

That being said, I did play with him a bit more and didn't notice a difference, but it could be it's still not enough.

Nothing has changed and he's in really good health. He's always been a reasonably vocal cat (strangely as we don't meow back at him and the breed is supposed to be quiet).

He also used to bite our legs if we ignored him, so I think he just thinks this is the right way to get attention.

Hubby says he doesn't know what he wants and I'm inclined to agree ^^
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Anonymous
meowing cat on Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:55 pm

Even thought he's neutered he still can have the urge right? There's probably a female cat outside at precisely that time at night.
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