If your cat only meows at you, this post will show you why and what you can do about it.
So, why does my cat only meow at me? Likely reasons why your cat only meows at you are that you give it the most attention, you are the one that feeds it or lets it outside, or that you actually intimidate it.
There are a number of possible reasons why your cat only meows at you and it might be due to a combination of them. However, there are some things you can consider to help figure out the main cause and there are some things you can do about it.
Reasons why your cat only meows at you
Below are likely causes and what would make them more likely.
It wants attention from you
The cause could be that you are the one that usually gives it attention and it wants attention from you. If other people do not give your cat much attention, it will be less likely to meow for attention from them and more likely to meow for attention from you. This would be more likely if your cat also gets you to pet it and it shows positive body language when it meows at you.
You are the one that feeds it and it is hungry
Another possible reason is that your cat is hungry and you are the one that feeds it. This would be more likely if your cat tends to meow at you before it has been fed and it does not meow at you so much afterwards.
You intimidate it
It might also be the case that your cat has actually been meowing at you because you intimidate it. This would be more likely if it shows negative body language such as by hissing and moving away from you. In this case, it would help to interact with it in a calm manner.
It trusts you the most
It could also be the case that your cat trusts you the most. If you are the one that has been around it the most, it will likely meow to you a lot more because it is more comfortable around you.
You tend to let it outside
If you are the one that normally lets it outside, it might also be meowing at you because it wants to go outside. This would be more likely if it only meows when it is near the door.
Things to consider
Below are some things to consider to help figure out the main reason why your cat has been doing it.
If your cat has always only meowed at you
If your cat has not always only meowed at you, it would help to consider what else happened when it first started. For example, if it started when you started being the one to feed it, the cause would be likely to be that it has learned to meow at you for food.
If your cat does meow at other people sometimes
If your cat does not always only meow at you, it would help to consider what is different when it does meow at other people. For example, if it meows at other people when you are not around, it could be the case that you are the person it prefers to go to.
What to do about your cat only meowing at you
Below are some options you have when dealing with the behavior.
Let it do it
If your cat has not been behaving unusually in other ways and it seems to be likely to be due to wanting attention from you, food or to be let outside, it would be an option to just allow your cat to continue only meowing at you.
Let other family members be the one to feed it and interact with it
Another option would be to get other family members to interact with it more. Ways to do so would be to get them to feed it and to pet it more instead of it always being you.