Newborn kittens use meowing as their main way to communicate with their mothers. Their adorable, little meows let mom know that they are cold, hungry, or even sick. However, those kittens eventually grow out of both their mother’s milk and meow as their primary cat language.
6 specific reasons why cats meow
“Feed me!” What your cat is trying to express by meowing. Unlike their ancient or wild cousins, your domestic cat will not go looking for food on its own. They rely on you to keep their bowls and bellies full and if they feel you are failing at the job, expect them to let you know about it!
So your cat can welcome you by meowing. Yes, sometimes they may be hungry, but cats also meow as a way of saying hello to their humans.
3. Attracting attention
Your cat may meow to get you to pay attention to them, especially if you are engrossed in some other activity like watching television, reading or anything else. If your cat spends most of the day alone, he may be more likely to meow for attention when his humans come home.
If your cat spends time outside, she may let you know by meowing that she wants to go outside or come back inside. Cat owners who decide to stop letting their cat outside may havto face some sad meowing at the door,
4. Coming inside or outside the house
If your cat spends time outside, she may let you know by meowing that she wants to go outside or come back inside. Cat owners who decide to stop letting their cat outside may have to face some sad meowing at the door,
5.To let you know that something is wrong
Cats may meow to express stress or fear, perhaps at the arrival of a new baby or a new cat in the neighborhood.
6. Romantic intentions
This is a case where cats use meows to communicate with each other as well as humans. Both male and female cats will meow and howl to indicate that they are looking for a mate. Female cats in heat may be particularly noisy in search of a male.