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I have a kitten who meows silently, but purrs perfectly well. She is also growing at a slower rate than other kittens born around the same time. She seems perfectly healthy & quite frankly very animated. She is approximately 4 months old, but has the size of a 2 month old kitten. Is there dwarfism in cats? Her mother does the same thing, is it hereditary?

This is my 1st question to this site. Please forgive me if I did something wrong. Thank you for your help!

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  • Hi, welcome to the site Pets.
    – lila
    Nov 5 '20 at 14:08
  • Welcome to Pets. Please take the tour, it only takes a minute. Silent meowing is actually quite common, especially in kittens. The loudness of a cats voice seems to be a personality trait and can change during life (usually becomming louder once they figure out that humans react to it)
    – Elmy
    Nov 5 '20 at 14:29
  • It's also possible the cat is meowing at a frequency higher than humans can hear. Cats are known to do that sometimes. You might hear the cat exhale when meowing, but otherwise make no audible noise in this case.
    – Kai
    Nov 5 '20 at 14:51
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    Maybe you could add a question :) What do you want to know? If you should be concerned? How you could help the cat? If the kitten likes to learn dancing? ;) you got the point Nov 6 '20 at 16:24
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    Hi wellcome to pets,can you post a picture of your cat,it will be helpful when answering this question. Nov 6 '20 at 16:41

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