How And Why Do Cats Purr

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Purring is a vocal feature in domestic cats and other species in the Felidae family such as Bobcats, Cheetahs, Pumas and Wild cats. It is a unique sound because it is produced during the entire respiratory cycle (inhaling and exhaling). That’s why it seems like cats can just go on purring forever.



For many cat owners purring is the unmistakable sign that their feline is happy and healthy and this is true in many ways. Kittens learn how to purr when they are a couple of days old – this is how they tell their mother that they are okay. According to animal behaviorists, purring in kittens usually occur during nursing and the mother often purrs back reassuring her babies.

Adult cats purr as a sign of contentment when being petted or eating but be aware that it can also mean that they are distressed or in pain. It is used as a way to soothe themselves – like how a child would suck his thumb to feel better.



Some scientific research also suggests that purring actually helps cats get better faster. The low frequency vibrations produced by purring maybe be a natural healing mechanism which can heal bones and wounds, build muscle, repair tendons and also lessen pain and swelling. Maybe bass music is actually good for you.

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