I dont know if anyone else's cats do this. Is she losing her voice?.. or is it normal?? she just started doing this silent meow. she will look at you and open her mouth as if to meow at you but nothing comes out.
I've had cats that did that. I've always just regarded it as a cute social interaction. They just look at you and give you a silent meow, kind of like we'd see someone we know and nod our head in greeting; sort of a silent communication without a word being spoken. 8)
I used to have a cat who did that all the time. My current does it occasionally, most of the time when she is reallllly begging for something. I assume there is a connection. Maybe it's her way of saying "please, please, mommy!" :lol:
As I understand it, the silent meow is a their way of saying "please." It is also a sign of endearment on their part. I have one male cat, Chrissie who does this frequntly. Be sure that you know what they are saying "please" about . Usually, it is either to be fed or to be picked up for some scritchies.
For me it is alway a sign of affection.
Sometimes my cats lay relaxed, kneading and purring and then they meow without a voice. For me it's a very good feeling. Then I know that my cats are satisfied and happy.
woody was always a quiet squeaker or a totally silent meower when she was a kitten. once she went into heat, she became a howler! it was awful, i'd never heard her be so loud. after getting her spayed though, she went back to her quiet self. cats are just like people in that respect, they have different voices. i think its quite normal. i think the silent meow is adorable she mostly "errs" with her mouth closed, and sometimes lets out the tiniest little meow or a totally silent meow.
Yoda is like that too. She can't meow loud. She always does other weird noises (but not very loud!) and sometimes the silent meow. Dunga is opposite of Yoda. She is loud! I think she never did a silent meow....