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Why do people talk to animals as though they are babies?

Coochy coochy in a tiny little voice...drives me crazy! Did you miss your mommers coo coo coo do you need a bottle! I think this lady is crazy in the head!

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:56 AM on Feb. 12, 2011 in Pets

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Answers (17)
  • Cause to some they are their babys....I do it to other peoples animals. It makes the animal not feel threatened.
    luvmygrlz

    Answer by luvmygrlz at 12:59 AM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • Animals generally have the intelligence equivalent of human babies and toddlers. I don't do baby talk to my pets, but I also don' t hold a political discussion with them, either.
    Busimommi

    Answer by Busimommi at 1:56 AM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • laughing

    Simplicity3

    Answer by Simplicity3 at 1:03 AM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • My cat actually likes that lol. I raised her from the time she was 4 weeks old and nursed her through a bottle for over a month.When I got her she was aandoned by her mother and nearly dead, too weak to even hold her head up. So she is like a baby to me. She responds to a high pitched voice like a lot of animals. I don't literally say coochie coo or anything, but I do say "That's my kitty!" and things like that.
    SweetLoveofMine

    Answer by SweetLoveofMine at 1:04 AM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • *abandoned*

    SweetLoveofMine

    Answer by SweetLoveofMine at 1:05 AM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • "as though they are babies"

    ....but that is just it. I think people baby talk their pets because they ARE their babies. Same reason adults baby talk babies. They want to show love and affection and well...baby them. I don't baby talk my babies or my pets, but it doesn't bother me if other people do.
    spottedpony

    Answer by spottedpony at 3:24 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • My aunt does this, she talks to both her cats like they're actual babies. Not only do I find it incredibly annoying, its makes me wonder about my aunts mental status. It also makes me think of the crazy cat lady
    ba13ygrl1987

    Answer by ba13ygrl1987 at 1:05 AM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • well, the coochy coochy coo crap is gross but, like babies, dogs do hear and understand better when you raise your voice an octave.
    Razzle_Dazzle1

    Answer by Razzle_Dazzle1 at 3:49 AM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • Because they ARE mommy's fuzzy-wuzzy wittle babies :-)
    I fully own up to baby-talking my kitties, but I try not to do it around visitors because I understand that some people think it's strange.
    vicesix

    Answer by vicesix at 5:58 AM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • we don't say coochy coochy coo but my daughter sings to our kitten like he is a baby. go figure. he enjoys it to.
    WildCat73

    Answer by WildCat73 at 7:50 AM on Feb. 12, 2011

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