Kitten keeps us awake after learning annoying meow
I have a 13-week-old kitten we've had for three weeks now. She's a mongrel but she looks like an Abyssinian and acts like one. When she was alone she used to have a "chortling" meow.
We have another cat who is a very old cat and sometimes makes this annoying noise when she feels sick. She was sick recently.
My kitten has learned this noise and seems to have replaced her chortling with this noise. She is definitely not sick.
The two cats are cordial to each other, but not friendly. The matriarch still hisses when she's in her way.
The cats are not allowed in our bedroom. The kitten cries a lot when we are trying to sleep, and now with this annoying meow, it's unbearable.
I think it started as an attention-getter, because we paid a lot of attention to our sick cat. But I don't know how to stop it.