When compared to dogs, cats generally don’t make nearly as much noise. But, there are some cat breeds that are prone to being quite vocal.

Each cat is different, so you may find that your cat isn’t one of the following breeds, but he’s the most vocal cat you’ve ever met.


Never loud, but very talkative. Burmese cats have a soft, sweet voice. They are known to coo and meow when shown affection.
japanese bobtail cat

Japanese Bobtail

The Japanese Bobtail has a large vocabulary, that ranges from long meows to short chirps. The Japanese Bobtail cat breed will convey a full scale of tones. Japanese Bobtail cats are very talkative and often have a pleasant voice.


Oriental cats can be very loud, even their purr sounds like the rumble of a loud truck.


Not as vocal as the Burmese or Siamese, but the Peterbald cat breed loves to talk.
siamese cat


The Siamese cat is probably one of the most talkative cat breeds. Siamese cats can range from soft and sweet to loud and demanding.


Sphynx cats can be very loud and insistant. The Sphynx cat tends to have a raspy voice.


Tonkinese cats purr and talk in a soft voice when shown affection. Tonkinese cat breed is known for their propensity to talk, as well as purr loudly.