Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
This chattering thing while looking at birds or squirrels is interesting. I think it may have to do with it being a signal to a cat friend that "I've found something interesting out of reach". I've never seen any of my cats chatter at mice, snakes or grasshoppers, only birds or squirrels out of their reach, especially higher up. Sometimes cats hunt cooperatively, so maybe it's a signal that they "need help" with catching this prey. I know if I'm fairly near a window and make the chattering sound with my mouth, my cats will come running to look out the window to see what's up.
"There are no ordinary cats.";"Time spent with a cat is never wasted."~ Colette
"A loving cat can mend a wounded heart." ~ Unknown Author
Alkitotle aka "Alkee", "Lambie" (July 2/04 - Oct. 2/15) -- white Devon Rex
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