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A purr is a tonal fluttering sound made by some species of felids, and two species of genets. ... (2002) argued that the ability of a cat species to purr is not affected by the anatomy of its hyoid....

Why Do Cats Purr? - Pets - WebMD

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Feb 18, 2015 ... That gentle rumble could mean your cat is happy. ... The low frequency of purrs causes a series of related vibrations within their body that can:.

Why do cats purr? | MNN - Mother Nature Network

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Jul 16, 2015 ... This causes the vocal cords to separate when the cat inhales and ... She recorded a variety of cat purrs, including those of domestic cats, ...

Why do Cats Purr? 3 Reasons Kittens & Cats Purr

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When a cat is purring, it is almost impossible to hear the cat's heart or lungs very well, making examination of vital signs difficult. Oddly enough, many cats will ...

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Mar 7, 2014 ... Cats purr for all kinds of reasons, including communication and ... But it's certainly possible that your cat learned to purr quietly to avoid notice.

Why Do Cats Purr? Some of the Reasons Might Surprise You - Catster

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Mar 21, 2014 ... Cat moms purr when they give birth. In addition to benefitting kittens, purring helps the mothers in a number of ways. The new moms are ...

How do cats purr? | HowStuffWorks

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We cannot purr, so we are interested in how cats can do it. It turns out that domestic cats, some wild cats like pumas and mountain lions (in general, any big cat ...

Why do cats purr? - Scientific American

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Jan 27, 2003 ... Although we assume that a cat's purr is an expression of pleasure or is a means of communication with its young, perhaps the reasons for ...

Why Do Cats Purr? (The real reason) - My Types of Cats

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There could be multiple reasons as to why your feline does it. ... So the next time you hear your cat purring, don't be so sure that it's longing for your company.

Why do cats purr? - Purina

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Jan 10, 2016 ... We love to hear our cats purr. There is nothing better than a cat curled up on your lap, satisfied and happy, but have you ever wondered just ...

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Purring is most often associated with contentment or pleasure. Cats have also been found to purr under extreme stress.
If you have concerns about a cat that purrs excessively or not at all, make an appointment with your vet.
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Why and how do cats purr?(Everyday Mysteries: Fun Science Facts ...

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No one knows for sure why a domestic cat purrs, but many people interpret the sound as one of contentment. Our understanding of how a domestic cat purrs is ...

Why Do Cats Purr? It's Not Just Because They're Happy | WIRED

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May 8, 2015 ... Such reasons to purr are by no means exclusive. “All behavior depends on history, context and expectation,” says Tony Buffington, a cat expert ...

Why Cats Purr - Cat Behavior Associates

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Sep 26, 2014 ... The mother cat purrs during labor which may be to self-soothe and also for ... purr for a variety of reasons and not all of them mean contentment.