Why is that humans tend to make high pitch voices with pets or animals that are cute?

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Why is that humans tend to make high pitch voices with pets or animals that are cute?

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Ok so, we instinctively use a the tone in our voice that serves to communicate our mood to our fellow humans. Want to sound intimidating? Lower in pitch and louder voice it us (think of someone shouting madly in an violent argument). BTW, pitch is lower, because larger animals, with wider thorax, make lower piched sounds for mechanical reasons, so that helps us to “sound” big and dangerous.

When we talk to babies, to lovers, or to childs, it’s the opposite: we need to send the message “I’m not dangerous”. And the opposite is: higher pitched, softer voices. So that’s what we will instinctively do.

With cute animals, we automatically set the “talk with babies” mode to the max.