Every cat is purrfectly unique and special in their own rightful way. While some cats will spend hours working on that new toy you got them, others will carelessly snooze most of the day away. In light of this feline peculiarity, many hoomans notice that their kitties are particularly more or less chatty than other cats. Interestingly enough, as in many other aspects, your cat's breed seems to be closely associated with it’s vocalization as well. While Abyssinians are thought to be one of the quietest cats out there, the royal Siamese are in the lead for the title of the World's Chattiest Cats. Without further ado, ladies and gents, please meet the feline breeds famously preceded by their talkative reputation!
World’s chattiest cat breeds
American Bobtail cats. This is a peculiar and uncommon feline breed characterized by a “bobbed” tail. The tail is a result of a body type genetic mutation, similar to that observed in the Manx cats. This breed is not related to the Japanese Bobtail, despite the similarity in name and appearance. They are known to be playful, vocal, social and extremely intelligent.
Bengal cats. Designed to resemble exotic wild cats such as leopards, ocelots and clouded leopards, the Bengal is a domestic cat of remarkable appearance. This hybrid of the Asian leopard cat and the domestic cat inherited the vividly marked coat of the wild cat and friendly personality of the domestic cat. These affectionate kitties are known to be remarkably playful, intelligent and chatty. They are likely to become very attached to their hoomans, requiring a large amount of attention and love.
Burmese cats. This is a compact and heavily built cat breed originating from Thailand. They have short, dense and glossy coats that come in a variety of colors such as champagne, platinum and sable. This cat is famous for being strong, elegant and athletic. The Burmese make excellent family pets due to their loving, affectionate and playful nature. They are considered attention seekers and tend to cling to their fur-parents every chance they get.
Maine Coon cats. Termed as one of the few “water loving cats”, the Maine Coon is one of the largest cat breeds and adored for its gentle, playful and dog-like nature. They tend to be very muscular, agile and big-boned. Their fur is thick, long, double coated and comes in a variety of colors and atterns. Also, did you know that Main Coons have the longest whiskers of all cats out there? How marvelous!
Oriental cats. A close relative of the royal Siamese, the Oriental cat maintains the same head and body type of its parent breed, but sports various coat colors and patterns. However, unlike the deep blue eyes of the Siamese, the Oriental cats’ almond-shaped eyes are green, but just as captivating. There are two varieties of the breed – The Oriental Shorthair and The Oriental Longhair. These cats are social, vocal, very friendly and highly energetic.
Peterbald cats. This Russian hairless cat breed was created in St. Petersburg in 1994 by Olga S. Mironova. The unusual kitties, characterized by a bald, flocked, velour, brush or a straight coat, carry a hair-losing gene which may cause hairlessness. Those born with the fur often lose their hair over time. They come in all colors and patterns, and are said to closely resemble Oriental Shorthairs in appearance. Peterbalds are sweet and affectionate little kitties. They are notoriously famous for their dog-like loyal behavior towards their favorite hoomans.
Siamese cats. Ever wondered who might be the royal feline of the cat world? The Siamese of course, who has enjoyed the luxurious and royal status for centuries. This outgoing, chatty kitten is famous for its remarkable baby blue eyes, strikingly large ears and sleek, muscular body. These cats require a lot of love and care, but in return – they can make for the most ideal companion you could ever wish for. Siamese are known to be very vocal and will often demand your attention with a loud and low-pitched voice. This adorable characteristic resulted in their common nickname – Meezer.
Siberian cats. Often thought of as an ancient breed, Siberian cats are believed to be the ancestors of all long-haired modern cats. Siberians are Russian national animals, characterized by long, luxuriously dense coats. These cats are often exceptional jumpers with a powerfully-built body and large, rounded paws. They are brave and strong, but also easygoing and affectionate.
Sphynx cats. The Sphynx cats are the utmost loving cats who demand attention, love entertaining their families and treasure meeting new humans. These curious bundles don’t have a coat and their skin is the color their fur would have been if they had it – solid, point, tabby, tortie or, van. Sphynx are very outgoing, energetic and playful.
Tonkinese cats. A hybrid of the Siamese and Burmese, the Tonkinese cats are characterized by their lively, social nature and pointed coat patterns of various colors. The personality of the Tonkinese is very similar to its ancestors. They’re energetic, playful and demand attention. These people-oriented cats are easily prone to loneliness and boredom. Tonkinese are vocal, but their voice is softer and sweeter than that of the Siamese. Like Burmese, these felines often engage in dog-like behaviors such as fetching.
Turkish Angora cats. The Turkish Angora is an ancient cat breed originating from Turkey. It is believed that this breed is the origin of the mutations for white coat and long hair. Turkish Angora cats have long, silky coats and elegant, sinuous bodies. They are very intelligent, playful, agile and affectionate.
As opposed to the chatty breeds above, the Abyssinians, American and British Shorthairs, Cornish Rex cats, Ragdolls, Russian Blues and Norwegian Forest cats may account for the quietest breeds. Talkative or not, playful or lazy, they all meowgically find their way into our hearts. How chatty is your cat? Let us know!