Do caracals hiss to communicate?

Caracal hissing

Yes, caracals hiss to communicate. The sound is a defensive demand signalling ‘piss off’ to put it in the vernacular. And we often see it online because they are a feisty medium-sized wild cat inclined to feel threatened with humans around. In terms of vocalisations, the caracal is like the domestic cat in possessing …

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My boy cat just got neutered, and his loving sister is hissing at him. What’s going on?

Just neutered and his loving sister growls at him

This is the full social media question: “My boy cat just got neutered, and his sister, who he normally cuddles with, is hissing and growling at him? What’s going on?” I have seen this kind of question quite a lot on social media. This form of feline behavior can be a bit disturbing for …

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Defensive, hissing domestic cat slaps down attacking cobra (video)

Domestic cat defends herself from attacking cobra which gets a face full of claws

Note: This is a video from another website. Sometimes they are deleted at source which stops them working on this site. If that has happened, I apologise but I have no control over it. I have no idea where the video was made. It looks like Asia. It seems a little bit strange to …

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When do cats learn to hiss?

Cat hissing

The question is interesting because living, newborn kittens don’t learn to hiss. I would say that newborn kittens know how to hiss the moment they are born. They have inherited that vocal ability from their parents and grandparents and so on. This genetic history is handed down from one generation to the next. It …

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