Several times he’s just about killed me by walking between my legs. Now he’s taken to yowling. He’ll walk around the house or the yard and yowls, like he’s looking for something or wandering aimlessly. I rescued another cat 4 months ago so Fergus would have company. Both are neutered and in good health. Is Fergus an unhappy cat? Thank you for reporting this comment.
So this behavior started with the introduction of another cat? Very often that changes the chemistry between the original cat and owner, because the cats play differently with each other than they should with people. Or, a change of behavior could indicate a medical problem. So maybe it’s time to visit the vet to check for stuff like urinary tract infections, or other common problems. The stray toms around our neighborhood act like this when either in heat or approached by a female. I had a male cat the I had nuertered. One of his testicles was not decended.
The vet advised to wait as long as possible because it would be more complicated surgery to try to find both testis. 2 years old and couldn’t take it anymore. He started getting what is called stag tail, his back by tail and his tail would get a waxy smelly secretion. Can the vet check those levels? Do you have any records on his nueturing surgery? Maybe he is jsut being territorial with the new cat.
One of his problems was that he had become blind. Now, my older calico has started howling, but it is pretty obvious when she does it: it is when she does not see us and wants re-assurance of our presence. In your case, Fergus is too young to do this. I can think of several reasons. I know he is neutered but he may have some ‘male instincts’ left in him! He may want re-assurance that you are around. That really is a sign of affection.
One of my newly adopted cats does the same thing. And not many cats like to be held! Hope someone can shed some more light Good luck, and keep us posted. Wish I knew why my neighbor’s cat yowls — he has woke me up several times at night with sounds so alarming that I had to go outside to investigate. Every time, he is just sitting there — no foul play having taken place. During the day, he makes a different noise, like a mournful child’s cry. He appears to have a comfortable life — not sure what all the noise is about.
I suspect he is intact. Maybe your cat is just extremely vocal. I have 3 inside cats, 1 is very vocal when she 1st gets up, 1 never says a word, just purrs very, very loud but our lone male, makes the most noiseI think, he’s just spoiled. If he doesn’t get his way with something, he’ll yell, if you feed him something he doesn’t like, he yells, if 1 of the girls gets in his way, he yells and takes a swat. And he will argue with me and always has to have the last word. He’s just a spoiled fur baby but he’s my baby and of course can do no wrong, noise or not. Dance, it sounds like you are new to cats?
I’ve had a couple yowlers and remember our female, growing up, wandering around at night doing the same thing. I’ve always associated it with their crazy playing and mock-hunts. Sometimes they’d take to a romp too, after hearing this. Nothing to worry about when I’ve been around it. As a one year old now, maybe Fergus is just playing rough. The boys do like to wrestle rough. It may not actually be biting as you might be thinking, as with a dog. Some do need to be taught to be gentle. My one guy, I put the sheet over my hand so I can let him wrestle with my arm and chomp on me, lol. We both love it, though, and he knows that’s when it’s ok to play rough. They’re really not trying to hurt you. They might even grab at and latch on to your ankles when walking or doing the steps, which is just their idea of playing. They get wild-eyed spook spells and race around like wild cats. I had a cat that was rather big. My other cat loves to be held over the shoulder like a baby, lol.