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Cat purring, what does it mean?

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
posted by Jim Murphy

If you own a cat, you’ve probably heard him purring many times. What does this mean?

 Purring is formed by the cat’s vocal cords and the muscles of the their larynx. Experts aren’t really sure what this sound means but it’s usually associated other people or cats and with contentment.  Here are some other situations when a cat purrs:

  • When they are spending time with their owners.
  • When they’re nursing kittens.
  • When they greet other cat friends or people.
  • When they’re sleepy.
  • When they are in extreme pain. Yes they do purr when they are ill.
  • When they’re stressed.

If your cat is healthy and is lying on your lap purring, you can be assured that his purrs are associated with something positive. He’s glad to have you as his owner and is very cozy and content lying in your lap.

 

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