Why do Cats hate human singing?
May 14, 2017 5:34am CST
I have noticed in the videos I've watch in you-tube about cats, most of them feel bothered when ever a human is singing. Probably because like dogs their ears are very sensitive.and can hear sounds we can't hear. Unfortunately, some cat owners are idiots and doesn't realize how it's giving them stress. Most specially if you suck at singing Some runs away, others tries to stop their owners to the point of Biting them But experts believed the cat interprets it as the human having a distress.
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• Cambridge, England
14 May 17
I suspect that it's quite complex but mostly because cats can hear sounds well above the pitch of sounds we can hear and that human singing produces sounds (which we can't hear and which are usually out of the range of most people's sound equipment, too) which, to a cat, are associated with an animal in distress. As animals in distress are very often easy prey for a cat, they are possibly conditioned to respond to such sounds in 'attack' mode. Alternatively, they may just find the higher harmonics which occur when we sing (and not so much when we speak) so strong and painful that they either run away or try to make us stop!
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