Why do Cats hate human singing?

Philippines
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.
I am voting for Maui as the next American Idol judge :-) I discovered this while getting ready for work one morning, i was just singing and minding my own bu...
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@owlwings (39780)
• 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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• Philippines
14 May 17
It's a good thing I don't have a cat anymore, and besides my singing SUCKS really bad during Karaoke's that I just decided to stop @owlwings
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@MALUSE (43692)
• Uzbekistan
14 May 17
I watched the video. What makes you call the woman's screeching singing? She should be fined for cruelty to animals.
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• Philippines
15 May 17
There are others who actually hit their cats after being bitten simply because they got pissed their singing @MALUSE
@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
14 May 17
I think animals are so agitated when hearing something. They tend to be agitated too when shouting at them.
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• Philippines
14 May 17
Hello @Shavkat I agree and it traumatized them to the point were they get paranoid and then out of their minds.
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@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
14 May 17
@Letranknight2015 It is worst if the people hit the animals. They will tend to be more unfriendly.
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@Elisa1234 (7651)
• Philippines
14 May 17
Oh really? Want to try. I will sing infront of cats to know if its true
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• Philippines
14 May 17
It's better to avoid it because it could be stressful to them, depends on the cats though some actually love the singing, if it's good @Elisa1234
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@nanette64 (17977)
• Fairfield, Texas
14 May 17
I think I would have attacked her too @Letranknight2015 .
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• Philippines
15 May 17
Yes, Every one had said that @nanette64 because she doesn't realize how she was annoying the cat.
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@shebish (788)
• Egypt
14 May 17
Maybe that is why my cat runs when I have a shower
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• Philippines
15 May 17
They also seriously hate water, most of them I think @shebish
@prinzcy (5057)
• Malaysia
14 May 17
They probably hate the sound, good or bad. My cats would slap me if I snore. Cats' logic are hard to be understand anyway.
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• Philippines
15 May 17
Hello @prinzcy Well, your cat might think your in distress when your sleeping. Good thing I don't a cat in my room now.
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@prashu228 (25503)
• India
14 May 17
I don't know that cats hates human signing. Any scientific reason behind this?
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• Philippines
15 May 17
Their ears are sensitive to high pitch noise @prashu228
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@prashu228 (25503)
• India
15 May 17
@Letranknight2015 okay..how is your day?
• Philippines
16 May 17
@prashu228 my day is fine today.
@Lexibeby (279)
• Oakland, California
15 May 17
I must be a Good Singer, was just singing in front of a Cat last night didnt stay too long though.
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• Philippines
16 May 17
Hello @Lexibeby they just hate high pitch sounds or gets close to you thinking if your in distress.
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@Lexibeby (279)
• Oakland, California
16 May 17
• United States
14 May 17
Hahah Maybe it is the high pitch that hurts their ears Letran
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• Philippines
15 May 17
Hello @TiarasOceanView I agree with you and this is why it got the cat mad enough to bite her
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• United States
15 May 17
@Nawsheen (22958)
• Mauritius
15 May 17
Sometimes those owners can be so ignorant and insensitive. Poor animals
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• Philippines
16 May 17
This was indeed ignorant and wants to just annoyed the cat @Nawsheen
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@manikarnika (2530)
• India
15 May 17
Yeah...Is this is true? Cat won't like songs...I have never noticed it. But one theif cat always searching my home for cow milk. .Here after I will sing and thereafter cat will run away by hearing my song...Lol
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• Philippines
16 May 17
Hello i @manikarnika Yup they hate high pitch sounds that's probably a good way to send them off.
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@SAM774 (4125)
15 May 17
well , this is something new i was not aware about this
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• Philippines
16 May 17
Hello @SAM774 it's nothing new if you have experience with a cat. But then again, I didn't know until I saw the video myself.
@Jackalyn (6879)
• Oxford, England
14 May 17
OK.. Off to sing to the cat. I don't recall her ever reacting.
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• Philippines
15 May 17
Hello @Jackalyn Well, maybe they just react when the voice was so bad specially when the person screams.
9 Nov
in fact it is like this
@ridingbet (59691)
• Philippines
19 May 17
when the human singing voice sounds like howling, i think the other pets will show their 'disgust' by howling back.