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I am in desperate need of some advice. My husband and I adopted a 2 year old neutered male almost three months ago as a companion for our three year old spayed female. Despite her attitude, we are pleasantly surprised by how well they are getting along. The problem is he is a meower. A constant loud meower. You'd think he was a female in heat, not a neutered male. I'd almost hoped the meowing was tied to some bowel issues, but we've sorted that out and the vet doesn't see any medical problems.

He meows at different times and always at a loud volume and never at a door, but likely the worst is in the morning despite getting attention and food (and someone to watch him eat as is his preference????) We've tried spray bottles, petting when he is quiet, we recently started the pet ease calming diffuser, and also the good old 'tire him out' trick (he ends up holding toys in his mouth while still meowing).

Since December, the poor guy was in a shelter, then went to a family that kept him a month, before landing with us three months ago. We really want to provide him a loving home and not rehome him, but the meowing is making us mental! Advice please and thanks!!!
 

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Thanks so much for all the tips. I don't have a pic handy, but there is no siamese in him. He's a big 15 pound black cat, sort of like the bombay panther type, with widely spaced ears but he has the odd white fur and a big white patch on his belly.

I will definitely try increasing the attention he gets. He's not much of a cuddler but I have noticed that if our first cat comes over to me after he's been getting lots of attention, he goes after her. There are definitely some abandonment issues there and I hope if he starts to feel more secure the meowing will stop before he drives us completely crazy!
 

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Thanks Straysmommy! I will definitely ensure hubby and I devote extra attention to him - without upsetting the other cat. I will also try some of sandyrivers suggestions with toys. He at first wasn't very playful but has since become obsessed with those little foam balls - we're finding them in bed in the morning as he is always carrying one around. Thanks again!
 
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