Why do Maine Coons make weird noises?

Maine Coons don't make weird noises in all honesty. They may chirp or trill more than the average domestic cat but even that is an individual cat characteristic - random bred cats trill and chirp too. Each individual domestic cat has their own repertoire of sounds that they make. The books will list the sort of sounds that domestic cats make and you might believe that you can pigeonhole all the sounds Maine Coons make into this list but you can't.

Young Maine Coon speaks - meows
Young Maine Coon speaks - meows. Picture: Pixabay.

This is because there are millions of variants of the standard sounds. So, for example, the cat meow can be produced in a wide range of ways to the point where you can't really recognise it as a meow. It is a standard sound the cat makes.

The video below proves my point. The few sounds that you'll hear are all standard within the parameters of domestic cat vocalisations. You'd think that the Maine Coon being a large cat would make loud sounds but, no. They are kitten-like almost.

It is said that the tiger can meow but the sort of meow they make is nowhere near the same as a domestic cat's version. That's the point I am making; each individual cat has their own version. Also inbetween the basic sounds that we know about such as the one mentioned and the hiss, the purr, growl and so on there is a wide range of other sounds which are not listed.

I urge you to listen to your cat and write down the sounds you hear and I hope you'll find that I am correct. So to get back to the question, and to repeat, Maine Coon cats make all the basic sounds plus some variants but they are all 'normal' vocalisations and they certainly aren't weird.

P.S. Don't be surprised if the video has stopped working. That happens and I can't control it. If it has: sorry.

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