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Meowing for kittens is similar to a baby crying. As human adults grow, they stop crying, but as kittens grow up they continue to cry. Why is this?

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I could not find a peer-reviewed paper, but there is a widespread popular belief that adult cats only meows to communicate with humans but never with other cats. Meowing allows a cat to obtain the attention of its human owner and eventually get what it wanted.

See this webpage from the american society for prevention of cruelty to animals for example or this quora post.

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