Questions tagged [vocalizations]

The sounds a pet makes: barking, meowing, or otherwise, and how to manage or interpret them.

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What can be done to stop roosters from crowing all day and night?

Our neighbor's backyard is almost directly adjacent to ours. He's put up a few pens with chickens and also has at least 2 (but maybe as many as 4, judging by the sounds) roosters. In an urban ...
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Do dogs 'sigh out of contentment'?

Over the years, I have noticed with all of my dogs that after I have given some sweet talk and ear scratches, they will give out a long sigh. I am hoping this is out of contentment. Is there any basis ...
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My (older) dog is driving my roomate/neighbors crazy

So I have a little poodle mix named Jaxon, he's about 14 years old and weighs about 8 pounds. I've had him since he was about 2 and a half. He's always been a very laid back dog, likes to be around ...
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Why are some cats more vocal than others?

To put this in my perspective. I have three cats at home. They are silent, hardly ever meow but will occasionally purr if you stroke them in the right spot. They will also occasionally rub on you but ...
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Why is my cat following and keeping an eye on my other cat?

Some context: I have two cats, one male (Gatão, 3-5 years old) and one female (Pitica, 1-2 years old). Pitica has been spayed before I took her in, Gatão has been spayed since last week. They came ...
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Preffered method for applying a barking collar

My dog has been vocal for most of his life, and nothing I have tried has worked; including training (both reward and punishment), keeping him inside (he still barks at almost anything), and I have ...
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Why do cats sometimes sound like crying babies?

Cats - both housecats and outdoor cats, and feral cats to boot - will sometimes make an eerie sound that sounds very much like a human baby crying. It can be quite disconcerting, hearing what sounds ...
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2 male cats(brothers) started spraying. I clean it and they spray same place [duplicate]

I have 2 male cats almost 1 yr old brothers indoors only 3 rd floor condo still intact they get along great all day.at 10:00pm the craziness starts chase and play cat tag they getting little more ...
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Why can't my cat meow, unless she really wants in the house?

My cat can meow, but only when she really wants in the house, other times she makes high pitched noises or no noise at all. It's like, she opens her mouth, wait a few milliseconds, and a small squeak ...
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Anxious dog howls and screams when we take our other dog out

So we have three dogs of ages: 5, 3, and 7 months. We take the two older dogs outside to go potty at the same time and take the puppy separately because she gets distracted to easily. Whenever we take ...
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My cat gave birth yesterday and she keeps breathing heavily via her mouth

Yesterday, while delivering her kittens, my cat kept breathing through her mouth and breathing heavily. We thought it's because she's just too tired. This is her second time. Last time, she gave birth ...
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Why has my 8 month old puppy started to whine?

I have a 9 month old mastiff/pit male puppy who, for the most part, is an exceptionally well behaved pup. However, his persistent whining is getting out of hand. He was only 7 weeks old when I got him ...
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Integrating a kitten - meowing back

We've recently gotten a (10 week old) kitten and we're trying to integrate her into the household. There is already an adult cat in the house, but we haven't arrived at the point of introducing them ...
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Why do dogs howl?

I am wondering if dogs only howl due to fear or as learned behaviour. Are there other reasons a dog would howl? Is loneliness or other emotions a factor?
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Both cats “yowling” in a specific location of the home

I am trying to understand an oddly consistent behavior. I have two cats in my home that will "yowl" at a very specific point of the home, a small hallway leading back to a bathroom and ...
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How do I stop my dog from barking at random strangers

We have a 3 month old puppy who is 50% Anatolian Shepherd and 50% unknown (though we suspect some bloodhound). She is very gentle at playing, loves meeting and playing with new people, and has never ...
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Over-excited, barking dog and ways to exercise or calm him

I have recently (a little over month ago) adopted a dog from a shelter. He is year and a half old mutt, looking a little terrier - like, shaggy and wirehaired. He was at the shelter for half a year ...
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What is my cat doing?

My 4 year old keeps doing this. Does anyone know what's going on? (sound on) https://youtu.be/OWCEf7Gz0ZI Video description: the cat holds a toy in its mouth, carries it while walking around in a ...
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Do rabbits make any sounds?

I'm considering a pet rabbit and I am wondering about noise issues. If dogs bark and cats meow, do rabbits make any noises, or are they silent?
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10 month old GSD going crazy in crate - how to stop this?

My "bad" dog is crate trained for bed. At night he's great, but not when he goes in there for naps--he doesn't nap, he just goes crazy. He's mostly focused on my "good" dog (who ...
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Why is my cat bothered by my being in the bathroom?

One of my cats gets (apparently?) very upset whenever I am in the bathroom. Meaning, she meows loudly and frequently in a way that sounds, to my ear, sometimes like distress, and sometimes like she's ...
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What is this street cat asking for, with continuous meowing?

There's this cat in the neighborhood which doesn't have an owner, and I suspect she has never had one since she's very cautious and doesn't get very close. I left her food sometimes: lately for about ...
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My Cat Meows at Me Every Morning

I wake up at 6:30 every morning and when I get out of bed, I hear an insane amount of meows. When I get into the shower, she sits right next to the tub and cries at me. I open the door so she can go ...
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Is my kitten growling at her sister while playing with toys?

I recently adopted 2 kitten sisters and they are 3 months old now. They play together everyday, with toys and each other, chasing each other or play fighting, climbing and other activities. However, ...
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Why does my cat lick my lips every time he purrs?

I’m not sure why, but without fail, every time my cat starts purring he licks my lips. It’s not just a few licks either—sometimes he’ll do it for up to a minute or two, walk off, then double back for ...
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How can I teach my puppy to not bark when we leave the room?

We have a new Samoyed puppy, and he's a vocal little guy. I could ignore it if we weren't in an apartment, but he barks. A lot. It's at it's worst when he sees us leave the room, the house, or ...
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My new cat won't stop meowing [duplicate]

I just got a new 1 year old cat on January 31st 2021. He's of course hiding, which is understandable. He's a domestic medium hair cat. Last night I went to sleep and he just kept meowing like crazy, ...
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Canine Physiology | Pomsky Vocalization - How Advanced For Speech?

There's been demonstration with some birds, such as with parrots like African Greys - e.g with Alex, with the work of comparative psychologist Dr. Irene Pepperberg, who also studied its intelligence ...
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Why do cats often screech when mating?

My friend has two pet cats. I saw them mating. After mating, when the male jumped off her back, the female cat screeched. This is not to be mistaken with cats fighting, he didn't bite her or anything....
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Why does my dog bark for permission to eat? [duplicate]

Pepe is an 8 year old Chihuahua /Papillon rescue. We've had him for 5 years. Recently he's decided that he won't eat unless we tell him it's ok. He'll just stand there, barking. Even if he's just ...
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Did I make a mistake getting a 2nd cat?

I have 2 cats. I got the 2nd cat mostly because my impression was that cat 1 was bored. However, cat 1 gives me looks that say, “don’t you love me anymore?” and “have I done something wrong to ...
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Why does my dog bark at me when I let him out?

When I let my dog out into the garden, he barks at me for a while. I usually shut the door and he runs off to do his business, without looking back at me or barking at me again. I'm not sure why, is ...
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7 month dog growls/barks at anyone in the house when I am away

I have a 7 month old intact male Border Collie. I got him when he was ~4 months. I live with three other roommates and close to my family. When I first got him, he was timid around people and would ...
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Scared of my dog's behavior - is it anxiety or some superstition stuff?

I have a problem with my 8 (soon 9) year old Labrador. At night, he runs away and always comes back really tired, but keeps going outside every night. From time to time, he howls outside the house (...
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Why is my cat growling at his toys?

I have an adolescent cat that I adopted as a kitten (not this one :P ), and he growls when playing with his toys. At first I thought that he was growling at our other cat (also adopted as a kitten) ...
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Why does my cat meow a lot more since moving?

I've moved from a two bedroom apartment into a two storey house. My cats have a lot more room to roam around in. My older cat meows a lot more now. He almost never did before. When he does it, he does ...
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Male cat in heat symptoms and solution

I think my cat (male, 1 yr and 2 months old) is in heat (please pardon me if "heat" is not the right term for male cats). I have dogs, but he is my first cat. He is meowing very loudly and ...
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Why is my cat acting so anxious and aggressive? [duplicate]

My cat is acting anxious and aggressive. Also, he is being mean to his little sister. I have tried keeping them in my room to practice working together, but that does not help. And whenever I pick him ...
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Kitten's voice & growth rate

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 ...
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Husky howling repeatedly - what can be done for it?

I am wondering what can be done for a husky who howls whenever the owner is leaving and then absent from his or her home.
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What was my dog trying to communicate with this part-howl while meeting new people on a walk?

I'm guessing that's a tricky question to answer, so I'm going to provide lots of details. Thanks for your patience! tl/dr: I was out for a walk with all of my kids. My dog does well with kids (...
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How do I stop my dog from barking early in the morning?

My dog is 4 years old. She sleeps downstairs and always has. All of a sudden she's started to bark at early hours in the morning. I have taken her out to do her business, but not long after she barks ...
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3 mo. old dachshund puppy is quiet in crate for an hour, then starts barking

Our 3 mo. old dachshund puppy has gotten pretty good at being in his crate for about an hour to an hour and a half during the day. We've never had any trouble at night. He'll sleep 8+ hours and doesn'...
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How to make sense of my cat's whining and resolve it?

My cat (Grammer) is a 1.5 year old male rescue who is the most friendly and gentle cat I've ever had. I adopted him because my other kitten (Marduk) who is two months older was not properly socialized ...
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Dog vs. coffee grinder (how to control barking)

Our sheltie has a loud bark - as most shelties do. When someone comes to the front door or when the garage door opens, we get to hear the loud bark. However, if I say quiet and hold my hand up, she ...
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Cockatiel making weird noise everytime I scratch or take her away from her food

My female cockatiel, I just got, has been acting really weird. She was quiet the first couple of days, but now she just screams all the time. She is eating all the time and is very aggressive while ...
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Seemingly crying cat sound, yet she continues friendly rubbing on me

I live with someone else and their cat will cry at me sometimes and request a "pet" or "rub down". I read up a little bit about certain cat behaviors and found I may have just been ...
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12 week old Maremma Sheepdog growling--why?

I own a 12 week old Maremma Sheepdog, I’ve had her for two weeks now. My sweet girl had her second round of vaccinations today and growled at the vet and even snapped. She had just come out of the car ...
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Newly adopted dog shows aggression

I just adopted a terrier mix about a week ago. When I brought him home he was calm probably due to him being neutered the day before. A couple days passed and he was calm and allowed me to touch him ...
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Stopping bad behavior/aggression

How do I stop my dog (3 year old) from barking and running at my nine year old daughter when she comes down the stairs or gets up from the couch, talks or if I talk to her? The bark sounds mean but ...