A trilling kitten


The newest member of our family, Marlee, is displaying a characteristic we’ve never heard before.   She trills or as my wife says, the sound is a mixture of trilling and chirping.  Perhaps you’ve heard this sound before from one of your felines.  A search of the web shows that it’s not unique, but is unusual.  It was satisfying to read that it’s a sound a kitten probably learned from its mother when she was calling her baby.  It’s a sound of love and affection which the writer says Marlee is giving to us.   Another cat owner believes the trilling-chirping is a sound of excitement.  That also fits what we’ve seen and heard when Marlee and Misty (our other feline) are playing together.   For whatever reason Marlee  trills-chiirps, we were happy to know it doesn’t mean she’s complaining or is in pain.  Trill on, Marlee!


2 Responses to “A trilling kitten”

  1. Steve Says:

    Our 1-year old orange-white tabby, Junior, does the same thing.

    Thanks for enlightening me on this cat behavior and may you and yours have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  2. Deanna Says:

    My cat squeaks!

    Hope you have a very Merry Christmas! I’ve enjoyed reading your blog this year.

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