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Any tips on how to stop a siamese from being so vocal?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by floridachickhatcher, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. floridachickhatcher

    floridachickhatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 10mo male Flame Point Siamese named Chester

    Now i have loved him ever since i found him abandoned in our yard when he walked across the dirt road after being left in a box with 3 other kittens.I kept the other male cat which was a light tabby dom shorthair sadly the 2 females were beyond saving and had to be put down due to a bad eye with gunk and the other took a turn for the worse one morning

    I know his breed is vocal but he is ridiculous the only time he isnt meowing is when im holding him and showing him attention or when he is playing with the dom shorthair and looking out the window and of course sleeping but he walks around meowing and it just makes me mad! I mean he is very loving and friendly thats what makes me love him so much but its starting to get on my nerves really and i thought maybe i could make him stop but sadly it didnt work so any tips? And another thing he does not like it when im sleeping at night he will make me up yeowing for attention while the shorthair is in the bed with me sleeping i mean he gets plenty of play time and love and still he does that at night. Sadly the only way i can make him go to sleep is crating him at night with the shorthair cause if hes alone he will meow even worser. I mean i hate that i have to crate them just to get some sleep,And then i cant set the crate in another room cause then my annoying father says im being mean to them by doing that and its not right.
     
  2. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is why I will never own a Siamese. My mother in law has one and LOVES it. It would drive me crazy!

    If you can't stand it, maybe you should rehome him to someone who likes a very vocal cat. There is no way to make him stop.
     
  3. dainerra

    dainerra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    also, if he is meowing and making lots of noise and then you pick him up or give him treats/attention, you are teaching him to be loud to get attention.

    That said, no, probably not a lot you can do about it. Is he neutered? That might help some.
     
  4. Mala

    Mala Out Of The Brooder

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    I suggest you just learn to live with it. Training cats is difficult at best, and I have never heard of anyone being able to stop their cat from being vocal. It is possible, I believe, to have his voice surgically removed by a vet, but this is invasive, expensive, and I'm not sure many vets will do it. I would never do it, as I see it along the same lines as declawing. Just learn to live with it, as you ignore the behavor it will probably reduce on its own. Also, getting him neutered if he is not already may make him less vocal (just a thought...)
     
  5. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Yea, either find him a home or learn to live with his talkativeness. I have a flame point meezer mutt, and she never stops talking. BUT I talk back to her all the time and I love her so much. It is just a trait of the oriental breeds, no matter how dilute the blood is.
     
  6. floridachickhatcher

    floridachickhatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah he isnt fixed i mean i thought he would be fine the way he is cause he is not mean the other male cat who got fixed cause he was peeing on the floor and i have caught Chester now peeing on the floor and im wondering if he is spaying cause his urine is just sooo strong and i know thats cause he isnt fixed and thats when its strongest And no way am i removing his vocal cords thats just wrong in so many ways and yeah i told my mom im just going to start setting the litterbox in the living room now and letting them run loose and then have them return to my room the next morning
     
  7. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    As a long time meezer or Siamese cat owner, that is the Siamese trademark breed characteristics, they meow. I love them!

    My next to last and this Siamese cats I've had, they wer enot meowers. I missed that but the coloration they have are goreous!

    No you would not be able to take that trait out. And if the male cat is already spraying, casterating the male does not always work so they will continue to spray even they have been fixed. Once the problem starts, its hard to stop it if he has been doing it for some time. Males will start spraying about four to five months of age.
     
  8. rmh0508

    rmh0508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    getting him fixed at any age will be healthier for him. I should stop the spraying, not always but most time it will. If after a few weeks he is still spraying he can be treated by your vet for that. I don't remember what the treatment is because I never had to do it. All of the old cats I ever got in quit spraying within a week of being neutered. You may want to mix up some vinegar and water or get a commercial cat urine eliminator and spray down the areas where the cats have sprayed really well to prevent any further marking. I can't help you with the talking tho My Siamese is really quiet, most ppl don't even know I have her. Unfortunately unless it is a medical condition you just may have to learn to live with it...
     
  9. OwlLover

    OwlLover Alaskan Wanderer

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    You need to get him fixed. Any cat, both male and female cats regardless of breed, will caterwaul, especially if there is a female in heat nearby. That said, even though the vocalization may go down a little, you're going to have to live with it. Trying to stop a cat, especially a siamese, from being so vocal, is like trying to get a person to stop talking... its natural. If you still can't stand it once he's been neutered you may want to look at re-homing him.
     
  10. jlovelady

    jlovelady Out Of The Brooder

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    We had a "shop cat" seal point siamese even after he was neutered, he was still the most talkative cat ever.
     

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