My cat screeches when I pick him up!

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Recently, My cat has started to make odd screeching sounds sometimes when I pick him up! it sounds as if hes sad or soemthing, but cant be too sure. when he does the noise, it sort of...well, only a bit of it comes out, like when a cat chatters when they see a bird or something, only a bit of sound comes out although their mouth is moving. So its like that. please help! any advice or tips or ur experiences or questions r welcome! thx
 
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How/where do you pick him up, in other words, towards the front paws or towards his/her back paws.

Is this new behavior?

If towards her back paws, that is towards her/his belly, stomach, and your cat may have a problem back there.

Of, maybe he just doesn't like to be picked up.  Some cats are like that.  I can't pick up Ritz, she hates it, always has.  But she is a lap cat, sleeps with me in between my legs, and loves to have her belly rubbed.
 
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He's not normally bothered when I pick him up - just sits there happily, although (understandably) he struggles after long. But he DEFINITELY NOT A LAP CAT! as soon as you put him on your lap he runs off! But I'm still holding him the way I was told, which is the way he is usually comfortable, but he suddenly started to hate it!
 

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Not sure, could be any number of things, from he simply no longer like being picked up to where ever you place your hands, under that area, is a sore or problem or something.

I'd quit picking him up, and observe to see if he has other behavior changes (including litter box, food, etc.)
 

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My cat started to make noises like that too.. kinda like a "Meh-Eh!" chattering noise when I pick him up.

This is when I adopted my other cat. He had decided to use this sound to express his displeasure to anything, not just in picking him up since then.

I took it to change in the house hold for his new sound.. has anything changed in yours?
 
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No, nothing has changed, but I will try not to pick him up as much, maybe he has a body pain somewhere. But thx for comments
 
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