3 sounds that a domestic cat might make when cornered and frightened

Sphynx cat hissing

Normally domestic and unowned cats have a tendency to retreat and hide when confronted with something or someone that frightens them. They do this silently as making a sound during this action would be pointless. But if they are cornered and can’t run off, they will be forced to defend themselves and part of …

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Caterwauling in domestic, stray and feral cats

Caterwauling illustration by MikeB

Although caterwauling is commonly associated with unsterilised female cats on heat calling for a mate at night, this loud feline vocalisation can also be used in different contexts with the general message: “I am angry. Clear off, or I will attack you”. Perhaps, slightly confusingly, caterwauling is for some people uniquely associated with females …

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