Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Ontario, Canada
Like Merry said, there's no such thing as a silly or unimportant question! You're right in saying that cats don't normally communicate with each other by meowing. Normally, they use body postures, tail movements, ear positioning, etc. That said, handicapped cats (just like people) will rely on one sense more than they might otherwise, in order to compensate for the loss of another sense. So, I wonder if Tumbler resorts to vocal communication to compensate for his lack of co-ordination -- that is, he might not be able to communicate as well as other cats via body posturing, etc., given his general lack of co-ordination. Just a thought (and I could very easily be wrong).