so precious, open link and share whether you talk baby talk to cats. I do frequently, it is the tone of the voice that draws them in.
I talk baby talk too. The bit about the tone, well, I think it is the tone that lets them know when they are going to the vets. Cats have a wider vocabulary than other animals do. They know the tones and decimals. I think that is what they are called.
ooops lol do you mean DECIBELS? rather than decimals which is to do with the coinage face amounts? Tone and decibels are to do with sound and volume. I know you meant that.
However, I agree and they also know lots of words and they have different sounds for different things.
I also do this with my cat. She does understand lots of words also and already associates them with what it is too. Isn't that amazing.
I used to talk normal to my cat.. I would say do you want fish and she would run into the kitchen.. or if I said Fly! she would run and hide under the bed.. she was terrified of flys.. I would talk to her like a normal person and she seemed to understand it... I miss my kitty
I talk baby talk to my little ones. They also understand quite a lot. Especially Punkin. She is very smart as is Kenny. But they are older and have been exposed to life more. Wosie and Mouse don't get their names yet. I keep using their names and hope they get it soon.
I've been watching the posts on this thread with a great deal of interest. As for me, I've always talked to all of my feline (and canine) companions. As far back as my memory goes, even in my early childhood, I talked to any and all household pets. I even remember talking to my grandmother's canary!
Now, with Ginger, I talk to her day and night. Yes, I often do use baby talk with her. The baby talk is usually when we are cuddling and snuggling. I also speak to her like an adult companion. She does understand many words. And she tries very hard to communicate with me, too. She has three very distinct meows -- "Mom" -- "now" -- and "no"! At the moment, she's sitting on my two-drawer file cabinet right here beside the computer. And I'm hearing the "Mom" meow. She wants my attention. Sooo, it's time for me to get off of here and have some morning cuddle and snuggle time with Miss Ginger!
I use to always be after their ears, so when they heard the word ears, they ran. I would just say how are your ears doing.
Now, the biggest word they all know is ( WHAT?) Spitfire use to get up on this desk and stare at me until I said what?, then I got the laser pointer out, and soon the entire group here races in here if they hear me say WHAT. The more I say it, the faster they run in here.