There’s A Group Where People Post Pics Of Cats Whose Meows Are So Powerful They Can Be Heard Even Through The Screen


It starts like a lullaby and ends like Stravinsky’s “The Rite Of Spring.” If you are a parent to one of the vocally gifted felines out there, you know what a blessing and a curse meowing can be. ‘Cause cats are fine, prudent, and everything, but given the opportunity, they will make sure not to miss a chance to yell like a metalhead.

The subreddit r/Catswhoyell is dedicated entirely to meows and meowing. “Cats yelling. All yells are valid and good. Yawns will be shamed,” states the description and it doesn’t lie. From screamin’ at sunset to filing a sounding complaint about feeding schedule, these are the cats whose vocal cords are turned to the max.

#1 I Took My Boy To The Vet. This Is How He Felt About It.

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#2 Screamin' Sunset

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#3 I’m Extremely Blessed To Have My Own Tiny Lifeguard. Except, Instead Of Using A Whistle Or Attempting To Save Me. He Screams At Me In Terror... The Entire Time.

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From short etudes to full-on performances, most cats would never miss a chance to show their vocals off as if they were competing in the X Cat-Factor. So we reached out to Celia Haddon, a certified cat behaviorist and the author of "A-Z. A Cat's Guide to Humans,” who helped us to navigate in the loud world of meowing.

It turns out, cats rarely meow to each other. “Communication between cats is by smell and tactile signals, and, of course, body language,” explained Celia. That means that most meows, with an open then closing mouth, are used more often towards their humans.

“Humans are vocal, so cats become more vocal as they get better at communication with us.” As a result, cats meow to get our attention, demand food, announce their arrival, and for many other reasons.

#4 Most Of The Time When He Opens His Mouth, There’s Just Silence — I Caught Him Making His Best Yell, Here.

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#5 This Is Fridge. She Would Like To File A Formal Complaint With The Staff About Feeding Schedules.

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#6 We Decided To Make The Drive From Phoenix To Sf With Two Cats, Thinking It Would Be Easier Than A Flight. We Set Up A Metal Barrier To Keep Them In The Hatchback Trunk With Food/Water/Litter But They Squeezed Their Way Out In Less Than 10 Minutes. The Rest Of The Drive Was Chaos.

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The cat behaviorist asaid that while some cats are very vocal, others are completely silent. “They may do a silent meow with the mouth opening and closing with no sound at all.” But you can train your cat to get more vocal by responding every time he or she meows.

Celia also added that “Siamese and the pedigree breeds related to them are very vocal” and “they emit a longer, more wailing kind of meow.”

#7 Cat Is Mad About The Quarantine

Cat is mad about the quarantine from r/Catswhoyell

#8 An Earnest Warning

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#9 21 Year Old Pepsi Is Deaf And Looking For Owner - Finds With Joy

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When it comes to feline vocals, there is a wide variety of different sounds coming out of their mouths that signify completely different things. “For example, when cats get angry, they do a yowl and not meow.” If the cat is terrified it makes “a kind of shriek.” “A kind of sexy, long, drawn-out yowl” is made when roaming cats are looking to mate.

However, when a cat is in pain or suffering, they usually remain silent, “which is why it is so difficult for us to recognize when they are in pain.” Celia explains that “making a noise when they are in pain just might get the attention of a larger animal that would come and eat them.” Thus, felines don't whine or whimper like a dog.

#10 I Took My Indoor Cat Outside For The First Time Ever And She Was Not A Fan

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#11 He Yells In My Ear If His Dinner Is Late. Finally Caught One On Camera

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#12 She Wants To Be In

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#13 A Compilation Of My Cat Jasmine Screaming At Me Because She Swatted Her Crinkle Toy Under The Stove. She Screams So Loud She Shuts Her Eyes Sometimes. The Neighbours Hear Her From Outside The House. My Cat Is A Banshee

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#14 This Is My Baby Boy Haru, Currently Screaming At The Snow

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#15 Daegon Channeling The Beast Inside Of Him

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#16 “Use Yer Heckin Blinker Next Time, Ya Overgrown Hairball”

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#17 I Have A Whole Album On My Phone Called “Wahhh” That’s Just Pics Of Cherry Yelling At Me

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#18 He Has A Few Thoughts On The Lack Of Wet Food Around Here

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#19 For Those Who Wondered Why I Didn't Post The Daily Yell Anymore: My 20y Old Yeller Got A Sick Heart And Lung. I Had Many Vet Visits And She's Probably Not Going To Live That Long Anymore.

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#20 Don’t Touch My Head Please. No Thank You.

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#21 How Can Something Be Sooo Annoying, Yet So Loveable?

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#22 This Little Girl Was Stuck Under The Dumpster At My Job

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#23 Aaa

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#24 She Gets Concerned When I'm Outside Without Her

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#25 Gizmo Wanted To Be In The Bathroom, But Now He Doesn't ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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#26 When Our 18 Year Old Man Wants To Go Outside At 6am, He Makes Sure He Tells Us

When our 18 year old man wants to go outside at 6am, he makes sure he tells us from r/Catswhoyell

#27 This Little Lady's Screams Saved Her Life When My BF Heard Her Shouting From Under His Car On A -15° Day. She Has Bones Sticking Out, A Crusty Eye, A Sinus Infection And Badly Frostbitten Beans. Going To The Vet Today!

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#28 It Screm

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#29 The Kittens Were Hungry. So Many Little Yells. The Jump Yell Is My Favorite.

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#30 Ava Is Very Unhappy The Vet Is Taking So Long To See Her

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#31 Found Some Cat Relaxation Music On Youtube For Charlie's Bath. You Can Really Hear The Relaxation.

Found some cat relaxation music on youtube for Charlie's bath. You can really hear the relaxation. from r/Catswhoyell

#32 Move Human!!!

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#33 'rububububu'

'Rububububu' from r/Catswhoyell

#34 Gish Has A Lot To Say

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#35 My Little Old Man Loved This Game. I Miss Him Every Day

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#36 Stray Kitty In Nagasaki, Japan

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#37 It Was Worth Waiting Until The End.

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#38 This Is Waffles. Waffles Has Been Shouting At Me For 10 Years. She’s My Ride Or Die.

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#39 Her Yelling Had Her Brothers Worried

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#40 Give Food

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#41 You Guys Seemed To Enjoy My Last Post, So Here's 3 Minutes Of Yelling That I Recorded Over The Last Few Days.

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#42 Meet Henry. He Constantly Yells For Attention.

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#43 Reverb Cat Has Spoken

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#44 I Know It's Early And This Will Probably Die In New, But Timber Must Scream To The World About His Desire For Grass.

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#45 The Foster Lady Said He Was Quiet. Gerald Has Been Yelling At Me For Two Years Now.

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#46 Proud Provider.

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#47 He Hates Surprises

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#48 “Good Morning, Kittieeeeees!”: Part Two

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#49 Mr. Pickles Is Working On His Yell And Looks Forward To Being A Productive Member Of This Community.

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#50 Doodle Is Deaf.. So She Doesn't Realize How Loud She Is ?

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#51 My Neighbours Cat Waltzed Into My Kitchen Then Argued When I Told Him To Go Home

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#52 I've Been Finding Paw Prints On My Car, I Finally Met The Culprit.

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#53 Tiny Army Of Screamers. From Whiskersnpurrs From Ig

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#54 This Is Gandalf. She Needs Love 24/7/365 And Will Not Let You Forget If It's Been More Than Three Seconds Since She Last Received Love.

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#55 Found This Kitty Siren While Scrolling Through Tiktok

Found this kitty siren while scrolling through TikTok from r/Catswhoyell

#56 Peanut Was Unhappy With The Real Estate Photographer Invading Her Space.

Peanut was unhappy with the real estate photographer invading her space. from r/Catswhoyell

#57 This Is Denero. So Named Because Hates Everyone. He Yells Hisses Swats And Is Just A Sob. He Is 17 Years Old. In The Last Year, His Personality Shifted. He Yells For Me Like This When I Get Home, And Will Not Stop Until I Pick Him Up, Flip Him Over, And Rub His Belly And Front Legs.

This is DeNero. So named because hates everyone. He yells hisses swats and is just a SOB. He is 17 years old. In the last year, his personality shifted. He yells for me like this when I get home, and will not stop until I pick him up, flip him over, and rub his belly and front legs. from r/Catswhoyell

#58 [screw] You Vet!

Fuck you VET! from r/Catswhoyell

#59 The Sheer Terror.

The sheer terror. from r/Catswhoyell

#60 Ella Has Some Choice Words About Being Taken To The Vet

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#61 A Small Compilation Of My Cat Yelling At Me

A small compilation of my cat yelling at me from r/Catswhoyell

#62 Random Cat Demands Pets During An Early Morning Run.

Random cat demands pets during an early morning run. from r/Catswhoyell

#63 Cat Siren

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#64 15 Lb Chonk Pretends To Be Stuck To Get Attention. Spoiler Alert: It Works

15 lb chonk pretends to be stuck to get attention. Spoiler alert: it works from r/Catswhoyell

#65 Little Zeus Explaining How Tired He Is

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#66 Big Mad He Is At The Vet

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#67 Loudly Announcing Her Return From Sunbathing

Loudly announcing her return from sunbathing from r/Catswhoyell

#68 Astrid The Banshee At It Again

Astrid the Banshee at it again from r/Catswhoyell

#69 So I Adopted This Guy 2 Months Ago, He’s A Retired Breeder. 9 Years Old. This Is The First Thing He’s Said To Me, Also The First Time He Approached Me

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#70 I'm Sorry For Doing It Now And Then.. Who Else Can't Resist?

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#71 Some Of You Asked For A Gish Yelling Compilation...

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#72 Our Newest Kitty, Pippy, She Was Found Abandoned, Covered In Fleas And Malnourished. She Is Getting So Much Love And Has Never Eaten So Well. She’s Been The Best Thing During This Isolation.

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#73 When Gaston Found His Voice He Wanted Everyone To Hear It.

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#74 Deaf Cat Doesn't Know When We're Home Until We Touch Him.

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#75 That’s The Spot

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#76 Deniro’s Time With Us Is At An End. Wednesday Night Lap Of Love Is Coming To Our House Help Him Pass. Thanks To Each And Every One Of You For Your Love Of Him. It Has Brought Me Such Incredible Joy You Don’t Even Know.

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#77 This Is Taco. He’s A Screamer.

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#78 My Brother’s Cat Lola Has An Announcement

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#79 My Princess Midna The Day I Rescued Her From My Backyard ?

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#80 I Thought He Wanted Food. Turned Out He Just Wanted To Be Held.

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#81 She's Deaf So She Only Has One Volume: Yell.

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#82 The Friendly Neighbour Cat Came For His Daily Dose Of Ham

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#83 Please Enjoy My Kitten Screaming At Me For Treats. Don’t Worry, I Gave Her 3. I’m Not A Monster.

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#84 This Is Millie, Millie Has Yet To Understand How To Pronounce ‘Meow’

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#85 He Yelled At Me For Waking Him From His Nap. In My Clothes.

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#86 The Boys Are Hungry

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#87 Cleo's Final Recorded Mraws. We Said Our Goodbyes Late Friday Afternoon. She Is Sorely Missed.

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#88 Beans Is Mad About Not Being Able To Join Me In The Garden

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#89 I Was Told My Sweet Boy Belongs Here! Enjoy (:

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#90 The Friendly Neighborhood Cat Stopping By To Say Hello

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#91 Got Yelled At By This Calico On The Streets Of Beijing

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#92 Found A Kitten In My Engine And He’s Got Sh*t To Say

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#93 I Found Some Kittens From The Trash. Fostering Them Until They Get A Little Bigger, And Maybe Less Yelly.

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#94 My Baby Has Ringworm, And Has To Be Bathed Twice A Week. She’s Very Mad

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#95 So My Buddy Has This Cat. This Is Marceline. She Got Them Pipes.

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#96 Taco May Be 1.5 Months Old, But She Already Knows How To Politely Ask For Breakfast.

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#97 She Has So Much To Say!

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#98 She Yells Until We Lift Her Up To The Sink

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#99 My 16 Year Old Cat, Yelling At Me From The Sink

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#100 A Permanent Resident At The Local Clinic. He Can Do Anything Except Enter The Building And He’s Not Happy About That

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#101 Cat Or Duck?

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#102 This Is Mango. Mango Wants Whatever You’re Having. Today It Was Jello.

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#103 Air Raid Siren

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#104 Every Morning, Simba’s Allowed To Tan On The Balcony. But When It‘S Time To Go Back Inside, He Scream!

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#105 This Is Sashimi. She’s Yelling About Her New Cone, Which She Received After $3k Surgery To Remove 2 Feet Of Paracode That She Thought Tasted Good.

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#106 Arthur The Sailor Cat Doesn't Like My Driving...

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#107 This Guy Sits In The Cafe At My Work And Yells At Me Every Time I Walk By

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#108 Please Accept My Cat Who Is “Too Weak” To Actually Yell Because She Hasn’t Eaten Breakfast Yet

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#109 My Little Screamer.

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#110 Every Morning After Breakfast Jake Comes In To Report His Grievances To Me.

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