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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Why do cats sing?

Last night as we were getting ready for bed we started hearing this wailing sound like some poor child had been left outside. My husband went downstairs to check it out and I peered out our window only to realize that it was two cats by the back fence.

I have never had much experience with cats and now I'm curious. I tried searching on google and swagbucks as well as several other places but I only got links to Garfield and Cat in the Hat.

Why do cats sing? They were just sitting there singing to each other. Were they twitterpated? Can someone shed some light on why I was listening to the most tortured sounding song for who knows how long last night? Is this going to go on all summer if we leave our window open?


  1. Caterwauling can take place for several reasons. If there were multiple cats involved then it was most likely a female cat in heat trying to attract males, but it may also have been a cat that was lonely or lost looking for another cat or person that it knows. As to whether it will last all summer, the answer there is no; you'll hear the caterwauling off and on throughout the spring weeks, especially during mating season, but it will taper off as the temperature increases into summer.

  2. It wasn't until you asked that I realized I've never really known why they do it, I've just always been annoyed by it. Good luck and I hope for your sake it doesn't continue!


  3. Good question! Thanks for sharing. I'm also having a giveaway for a super cute and trendy diaper changing pad if your interested. Come check it out


  4. Justin, Thank you! I can always trust you to know random things :)