Join Date: May 2008
Location: St. Albert, AB, Canada
Mother cats only growl at their kittens when they're doing something particularly obnoxious - like jumping on her head repeatedly. Even then, she'll tolerate it or walk away until they're 6 weeks and up.
Mother cats never growl for their kittens' attention. They might chirp or trill at them, using a special call, but they don't growl for attention.
In any case, people aren't cats. Your cat knows you aren't a cat. So 'growling' is silly, especially since we literally can't make the 'right' noise due to vocal cord differences. So all you're doing is making and interrupter - a distracting noise that catches their attention long enough for them to forget what they were initially doing. You can just as effectively use any noise, without the difficulty to your throat.
Becky and the cats: Jitzu (11), Torri (9), Doran (8 ), and Muffin (8 )
The boys at 8 - not
Last edited by marie73; 10-09-2016 at 04:12 PM.