A little cat mystery
Maybe someone here can help me out. It's not really an issue, more just a ?
We adopted two kittens back around New Years. Apparently they were siblings. One we call the older one because she's bigger, and the smaller one we call the younger, because she was definitely the runt of a litter.
Anyway, the younger one, besides being smaller, is the vocal one. We thought it was going to be the opposite when we adopted them, but nope. What we did find out though, that when the older one cries, it sounds like she's being strangled, as if it's difficult for her to cry, but she purrs just fine. We think her vocal cords were underdeveloped. This has in no way affected her physically (or emotionally!), because she's gained far more weight than the little one since she's been here. I'm just wondering how a cat who was born as a "normal" (vs being a runt) got bad vocal cords, and her sister, the runt, got the voice of the family.
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