Mouth chatter?

by Kenneth

I have 3 cats. Can you explain to me why it is that whenever they spot a bird, their mouths do this very unusual chattering movement, and their teeth make a very low noise? Thank you! Ken.

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Cat chatter
by: Jim W.

There are different theories on why cats chatter at prey. The adrenaline rush and excitement, frustration that the cat can't get to the birds if it's behind a window, the anticipation of the hunt, and mimicking the sound of their prey have all been offered up as possible explanations.

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