Maine Coon walking around meowing constantly????

by Mel

Sir Tiger

Sir Tiger

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?

Thank you.

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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Meowy Maine Coon
by: Anonymous

We have a neutered Maine Coon who has been doing that too. He does it when he thinks there isn't enough food in his dish, or when he thinks his litter box is not as pristine as it should be, but most often he does it when he's bored. If I play with him for a while, the meowing stops.

Maine Coon
by: Anonymous

Maine Coon cats are the best. We had our "Bobcat" Brown for almost 19 years and he passed away last June after suffering a stroke. He was very very vocal and at time, it was like holding a conversation with him. They are persistent if they are trying to communicate with you about something particular it seems. Hug your guys for me cause although we have a funny, chubby Manx gal now named "Gracie", I will always cherish my loving experience with "Bobcat", he was one of a kind. We still miss him terribly, but have opened our hearts and home to "Gracie" and she makes our sadness over "Bobcat" less when she entertains us with her antics.

Best of Luck with your chatty one!!!

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