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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-09-2009, 07:18 AM Thread Starter
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Chattering Mouth

My kitten of about 4 months every now and again. (I've seen it 3 times now) She went to meow before and as she was meowing her jaw was chattering, shes done it twice when meowing and once when eating.

Any ideas??
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-09-2009, 10:27 AM
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Re: Chattering Mouth

Chattering is usually associated with seeing prey. Mine chatter when they see a squirrel, chipmunk or bird outside. Chattering at her food...guess she's gonna have to stalk and kill it!

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-09-2009, 11:07 AM
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Re: Chattering Mouth

Here's a YouTube video that shows a cat doing what I think you're talking about. Is this it? In this case, the cat was apparently engrossed in a moth flying in the room.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-09-2009, 06:54 PM
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Re: Chattering Mouth

my cat doesnt chatter. its more of short quick meow like barks.

heres a vid of what she sounds like. she only does it when shes birds or squirrels or whatever lol:
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-10-2009, 12:23 AM
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"Here, Birdy, Birdy, Birdy! Come on over!"
Here is a YouTube video of a chattering, meowing kitty.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-10-2009, 07:26 PM
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Re: Chattering Mouth

What the others said.

I was working with a cat today in work, we were going to shave her tummy to look for a spay scar and any time I touched her or went to pick her up she would chatter until I stopped touching her. So I wonder if it's not just a prey thing. I first thought maybe I was hurting her but no matter what way I touched her she did it, then I thought maybe she was afraid so I wrapped her in a towel to pick her up and she still did it. She finally stopped when the clippers were turned on and we started shaved her.
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