Getting Started - Feline vocalization
Encourage or not to encourage a feline talker
Do you want
to live with an adult cat chatterbox? Do you want a kitten that wakes you up in the night or
If not, be careful about talking back to
your kitten. What is cute now may become a nuisance behavior later. The
best way to discourage feline vocalization is to completely
ignore it. What gets your attention - even negative attention -
For example: If your kitten wakes you up - do not look at, talk to,
feed, throw off the bed, or give your kitten any other attention - just put your head under the covers and wait it out. If vocalization
produces no results, your kitten may try other strategies but will
eventually give up.
CAUTIONS: Sudden onset of excessive vocalization or silence can
indicate a medical problem.