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LottynTrike
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From:Murfreesboro, Tn, USA
Registered: Oct 2003

posted 11-29-2003 07:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LottynTrike     Edit/Delete Message
trilling...someone told me my cat trills instead of purrs. whats the different.

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fleafly
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From:sheridan, wy
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posted 11-29-2003 08:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fleafly     Edit/Delete Message
Trilling is hard to describe. It's a short little sound that cats make. It actually kind of sounds like the noise an aol IM makes when the window pops up. It's more high pitched. My cats trill when they are walking around the house, jumping onto things, or want to play. Purring is a lower tone and they do that usually when they are laying or sitting still.

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Caitlyn
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From:Hull, UK
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posted 11-30-2003 07:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Caitlyn     Edit/Delete Message
In my understanding 'trilling' is more of a greeting call or a demand for attention. Purring is a sign of relaxation or contentment, but it can also mean your cat is scared or in pain.

Cats in the wild or feral are not as vocal as domestic cats. They rely more on scent as a marker for how another cat is feeling or what that cat wants. Cats almost exclusively use meowing, trilling and purring for their human owners to communicate with them. The only time this doesn't apply is mating calls and territorial issues.

I wouldn't worry if your cat doesn't purr some cats never do, it doesnt mean it is unhappy though.

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footsie
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From:Vancouver, WA USA
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posted 12-01-2003 03:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for footsie     Edit/Delete Message
I had never heard of trilling before.

My cat makes a purring/growling type noise when he runs or jumps, especially when he runs up the stairs. Is that trilling?

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Katerina
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From:Toronto, Canada
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posted 12-01-2003 07:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Katerina     Edit/Delete Message
My cat trills all the time and almsot never meows.

She trills when she talks to me which she does constantly. She'll even do it when she jumps, plays etc..

I think she almost sounds like a bird

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