It’s something we all have experienced. It happens when you are peacefully sleeping and your cat Princess wakes you up to sing the song of her people to you at 3:30 AM. Or is it just you? What is the reason she does this? This behavior is common in cats. It’s not an unnatural behavior. Here are eight reasons Princess chose to serenade your tonight.

Attention-Seeking Behaviors


There is no need to be alarmist! Your cat may be showing in your ear for a variety of reasons. It doesn’t necessarily mean your cat is in serious trouble. Take a deep breath, and then think about what it might be before you rush to take them to the emergency vet.

1. They’re hungry.

Cats are also affected by prolonged hunger. Humans have developed words to describe this emotion, such as “hangry”. Although you might not have skipped a meal, that doesn’t mean that your cat hasn’t noticed that her dish is empty. You can check the timer to see when your cat last ate. Our cat can become irritable if it is left empty for too long.

2. They’re lonely.

Cats are often associated with cold and distant behavior. However, this is not true. Cats require social interaction like humans. Maybe your cat is missing you and wants to let you know. Cats don’t display affection in the same way as people or dogs, so people sometimes miss signs that their cat wants to play with them.

3. They’re greeting you.

Some cats are more vocal than others, though not all cats can speak their greetings. Siamese and other Siamese breeds are very talkative and can have conversations with their owners. You may be just listening to your cat tell you about her day. It would mean a lot if she told you the story about the bird that keeps teasing her outside.

4. They’re stressed.

It’s starting to get a bit scary; cats sometimes verbalize when they are stressed. Are you moving recently? Have you recently started a new job? Have you bought a new pillow? Change is not something cats like and can become stressed if they are forced to make changes.

Health-related Reasons

Sometimes, a cat may vocalize to show signs of health issues.

5. Aging

As they age, many cats begin to voice more. Like people, cats want to complain about their age and tell you how it was. But, some cats want to complain as they age and should be allowed to live their golden years the way they wish.

6. Mating

“But my cat’s spry and young!” To attract mates, cats yowl when they are “in the mood”. Don’t worry if your cat is still displaying typical mating behaviors even though they are neutered. These behaviors are part and parcel of cat socialization. These behaviors can persist for years if male cats have had previous experience playing on the field.

Nicholas Dodman is a board-certified Veterinary Behavioral specialist from the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. He has a theory to help you. He explained that masculinization starts in the womb. Cats also have a litter of kittens. He suggests that a male cat might have been exposed to more testosterone in his womb, which may leave him with residual behavior similar to an intact male after neutering. This cat (or dog) is called a super-male Romeo. He can be described as “a super-male Romeo”, with his sisters and brothers! He may make sexual advances on his sister or brother, even though he doesn’t have any experience with such behavior.

7. Overactive Thyroid

A cat’s excessive vocalization can be attributed to an overactive thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is located near the larynx. It controls all sounds, including those made by cats. Owners may notice a change in their cat’s vocalizations or in their cat’s meow sound. It might be time for your cat to visit the vet if she suddenly takes up yodeling as a hobby.

8. Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney disease is one of the most frightening signs that excessive vocalization can indicate. Chronic kidney disease can cause discomfort, which your cat will alert you to by crying.


Yowling is a normal part of cat life. It can be caused by many things, some serious and some benign. Your cat’s past behavior is the most important part of diagnosing if it’s a problem. Is it possible that she has loved the sound of your voice since the first time she heard it? There is probably nothing to be concerned about. If your cat is unusually loud, you might need to evaluate its health and decide what the next steps are.

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