Cats make a variety of noises to communicate with each other and with their owners. Some of the most common cat noises include
To get attention: Cats may meow to get their owner's attention, such as when they are hungry or want to be played with.
Purring is a soft rumbling sound that cats make. Cats purr when they are content and happy. They may also purr when they are injured or in pain.
Hissing is a sharp, aggressive sound that cats make to warn others to stay away. Cats may hiss at other cats, dogs, or people.
Growling is a deep, rumbling sound that cats make when they are angry or threatened. Cats may growl at other cats, dogs, or people.
Trilling is a high-pitched bird-like sound that cats make. Cats trill when they are excited or happy. They may also trill to get their mother's attention when they are kittens.
Chattering is a rapid clicking sound that cats make. Cats chatter when they are excited or frustrated, such as when they see a bird outside the window.