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Agonistic Vocalisations in Domestic Cats : A Case Study

Schötz, Susanne LU (2015) Fonetik 2015 In Working Papers 55. p.85-90
Abstract
Introducing a new cat to a home with resident cats may lead to stress, aggression and even fights. In this case study 468 agonistic cat vocalisations were recorded as one cat was introduced to three resident cats in her new home. Six vocalisation types were identified: growl, howl, howl-growl, hiss, spit and snarl. Numerous other intermediate and complex vocalisations were also observed. An acoustic analysis showed differences within and between all types. Future studies include further acoustic analyses of cat vocalisations produced by a larger number of cats.
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Fonetik 2015
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  abstract     = {Introducing a new cat to a home with resident cats may lead to stress, aggression and even fights. In this case study 468 agonistic cat vocalisations were recorded as one cat was introduced to three resident cats in her new home. Six vocalisation types were identified: growl, howl, howl-growl, hiss, spit and snarl. Numerous other intermediate and complex vocalisations were also observed. An acoustic analysis showed differences within and between all types. Future studies include further acoustic analyses of cat vocalisations produced by a larger number of cats.},
  author       = {Schötz, Susanne},
  booktitle    = {Working Papers},
  editor       = {Svensson Lundmark, Malin and Ambrazaitis, Gilbert and Weijer, Joost van de},
  issn         = {0280-526X},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {85--90},
  publisher    = {Lund University},
  title        = {Agonistic Vocalisations in Domestic Cats : A Case Study},
  volume       = {55},
  year         = {2015},
}