Maine Coon walking around meowing constantly????
Hi, I have 2 Maine Coon boys. They turn 3 in August 2011. They are very sweet boys. We have watched them grow from babies to now, so watching them grow and learning their behaviors has been quite fun. They are both neutered. But here lately Sir Tiger has been acting strange. He is very loving, purrs a lot, has many languages but for some reason this past week he walks around meowing, like he is trying to ask a question. He walks all around like he is hunting something all the while when we talk to him he purrs. So it';s not like he is in pain or anything. It is just something very new and I want to know what is going on. Question: though he is neutered is it possible that he could be walking around looking for a mate?? This may be a stupid question but I just want to make sure nothing is wrong. They chirp when they are playing tag. They have a rolling meow when they want to drink out of the faucet. The have a sweet meow when they want their treats....but never have they just walked around aimlessly meowing. Can you give me some insight on this?
Answer from KAte
I used to have a maine coon and they are the most gentle and loving of cats, i miss mine every day, so you are very lucky to have two such beauty's in your life.
Answer to your question is he calling for a mate the answer is no, he will no longer have those hormones rushing around his body to trigger this behavior.
As to what is causing his behavior it is harder to say. He may be bored, I dont know if they go outside or not. If not then he may feel a little frustrated and under stimulated in the home, in which case enriching it may help him. See this page for some ideas
He may just be carrying out hunting and play behavior in his mind and becoming over excited by it and thus this triggers the calls but it is impossible to say for sure.
My advice would be that if the behavior continues for more than a few weeks i would have him checked over by a vet to be on the safe side.
Cats use their meow for all sorts of reasons see here for more on this
and at the end of the day he may simply be trying to gain your attention.
best wishes Kate
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