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Why do cats chatter at birds

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Why do cats chatter at birds?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Micki replied 7 years ago.

Hello,Customer/p>

 

That is a great question!!

 

The teeth chatter and lips smack, which make the noise.

 

This is an instinctual behavior cats do when hunting prey. They make this noise commonly when they deliver a fatal bite to the neck of prey. The noise is pure excitement when hunting.

 

When you see a cat sitting in window making this noise, is made from frustration of not being able to get the prey he sees. You'll notice a cat doing this if outside but the prey is too far out of reach as well.

 

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