Why Do Cats Purr ?


As we all know, cats purr for most of the time, even more often than they meow, chirp, and growl. 

But are you aware of the reasons that causes your cat to purr regularly? If the answer is no, then let us inform you that it is a sign for contentment, when your cat is happy and pleased with no stress or a potential danger around, he attends to express his peace of mind with purring. 

A gentle rumble as he breathes, is generally considered a happy cat sound but don’t assume that whenever your cat purrs then he must be happy, of course not. There is always some exceptions, since cats can also purr in the sake of communication or to express other needs and emotions.

Unless you seek help from animal experts, you can’t really pinpoint the reason behind your cat’s purrs, and what exactly is he trying to tell you with it.

But in this article you will be informed with the most common and potential reasons for his adorable purrs, so keep on reading.

He’s Happy

To assume that you cat is happy, then you must look for clues of relaxation and pleasure. Clues such as half-closed eyes with a tail that is mostly still, sleeping on his back in very comfortable way. So if you hear him purring when he is in a state like this, know that he is happy and those purrs are pure sounds of joy

He’s Hungry or Wants Something

Cats purr when they are hungry, according to a study that was made by British researches, your cat can make a sound similar to purring but with a little twist when they want to be feed.

The purr that the cat make is combined with an unpleasant meow, it might sounds slightly similar to a human baby’s cry. Animal experts suppose that we are able to distinguish the difference between the happy purr and the needy one, even if we are not the original owner of the cat.

Kitten-Mother Connection

Little Kittens learn how to purr from a really young age, it’s might be a sign that let their mothers know that they are in a safe and fine. But this purring technique helps the baby cat to strengthen the mother-child relationship and increase the love between the two.

Relief and Healing

Cats can also purr when they are hurt or in pain, it is a strategy that they follow to ease the pain and the suffering. You might think of it as the habit of thumb sucking that we all did at some point in our childhood which never failed to make us feel better 

But some research showed that purring helps cats get better very quickly. The low frequency of purrs causes a series of related vibrations within their body that can heal wounds and injuries, can also build muscle and repair tendons, help with stress and reduce pain and swelling. And if you think about it, it perfectly explains why cats are able to survive really life threatening falls more than any other pets.