Cats have a reputation for being independent creatures that are not easily impressed. Indeed, most cats would rather be left alone then cuddled or petted by someone they don’t know well.
However, there is one thing that most cats hate more than strangers, and that is singing! Here are some reasons why do cats hate singing.
1. Cats hate singing because they can’t stand out by their body language
It may sound odd, but most cats communication is done without the use of voice. Instead, they express themselves by meowing or by “talking” with their bodies – it’s their way of saying what they want without having to expose themselves.
This way they can stay in control and always know when someone is coming up on them! They will most likely tell you what they think by “verbalizing” before they decide whether to move or stay still.
2. Cats hate singing because it’s just not in their nature
Unlike other animals such as birds and dolphins who use their voices as an extra sense to understand the world around them, cats don’t really care to put their vocal chords to use.
To be honest, they know how strong and deadly they can be with their claws and teeth, so singing is the least of their concerns (unless you want to teach them a lesson or two).
3. Cats hate singing because the The Pitch of the Music Hurts Their Ears
Science has proven that cats have their own octaves of musical scale. While humans can hear sounds within 20-20,000 Hz, cats are able to pick up noises ranging from 55-64 Hz.
This means they are able to hear 4 times more pitches than you! Now imagine being surrounded by screaming kids with 90 dB sound systems… To top it all off, cats hate the sound of dogs howling!
4. Cats hate singing because they can’t stand having to stick their tails in tune
Cats have an innate sense of rhythm and timing, but they simply cannot stand to have their tails be part of the musical equation. In fact, a cat’s tail is one of its most important tools for communicating emotions with other cats, so you can imagine how much it gets in the way when they’re trying to enjoy some music!
That’s why cats are even more aggravated when their owners are singing with the radio on, since the radio’s pitch might mix up with theirs.
Do Cats Like Human Singing
Cats hate singing when it comes from a stranger or someone who doesn’t care much for them. The only time they will react is if the person’s pitch matches with their own range.
That means, for instance, you can sing along with your cat if you happen to have similar ranges and know how to match the same notes.
Why Does My Cat Rub Against Me When I Sing
Cats tend to rub against people and objects as a sign of affection. When they rub their head against you, it means that they feel comfortable enough with your presence to mark you as “theirs”. It’s also a way for them to release pheromones from glands near the eyes and cheeks!
Your cat rubs against you when you sing because they like the pitch of the sound of your singing. In fact, when a cat is trying to get your attention by rubbing against you, they are actually “marking” the spot where they want you to sit down so that they can talk to you in their special way!
Although cats have hundreds of ways of telling us how they feel, it’s always better to pay attention and give them the attention they need. If you have noticed that your cat does not like to sing along, then simply respect their boundaries and give them space when they are in the mood for some quiet acoustic songs.
Why Does My Cat Attack Me When I Sing?
Cats may think that singing sounds like their prey might if it was hunting in the wild. They also hate the loud noises that come along with singing, which might be scary to them.
Usually, cats try to avoid their prey by hiding themselves or running away because they are fearful of being attacked. So when your cat attacks you while you sing, realize that it is not an attack on you – it’s just their natural self-defense mechanism.