Meow. As your kitten grows up, you’ll start hearing distinctive “meows” from him. Low meows usually mean your cat is uncomfortable or unhappy. High meows mean she’s happier, and if she keeps repeating it, she wants your attention.
Generally, a meowing cat wants something – attention, or food, or maybe access to a room. Sometimes, however, meows serve simply as a “welcome home” greeting. Occasionally, a meow can signify loneliness or even illness.
Cats may meow excessively when they are in pain or have neurological problems or sensory deficits such as hearing or vision loss. Fear, aggression, frustration, cognitive dysfunction, or other behavioral problems can also cause cats to vocalize repeatedly.
Repeated meows may indicate your cat is excited, while high-pitched meows may mean your kitten is startled or hurt. Deep meows express dissatisfaction and are a way for your furry companion to let you know you did something wrong.
Short meow or meow: Standard greeting. “Hi!” Multiple meows or meows: Excited greeting.
Kittens are curious creatures with lots of energy, and they need plenty of mental and physical stimulation while awake to be happy. If a kitten is constantly crying, it may be seeking your attention or yelling for another kitten or its mother – especially if it has just been adopted.
Unless you know for sure that your kitty wants something from you that she can’t have, avoid ignoring her needs. Your kitten may not have access to his litter or may be out of water. Also, don’t scold your kitten for crying too much. Not only will it probably not stop him from crying, but it may also scare you.
Young kittens often miss their mother and siblings and will show signs of separation anxiety after being introduced to their new home. However, it doesn’t take them long to get used to their new home and settle back into their new family.