Why do Cats Purr?

3 Sep 2018

September 03, 2018

Cats purr for several reasons it is said a cat purrs when they are happy, this is true although not the only reason, cats when they are on their own generally do not purr.

If a cat is happy and content they will purr, the purring from research comes as low down as their diaphragm and vibrates through the body and with the both the inhale and exhale for a constant sound it appears that the internal laryngeal muscles which control the opening and closing of the space between the vocal cords is what creates the purring sound,  with studies this has shown that this laryngeal muscle movement is controlled uniquely neural oscillator in the cats brain, when a cat is dying or sick they purr to heal themselves.

The mother cats purr is a vibration beacon that tells her blind and deaf new born kittens her location after only two days the kitten will purr back, mother cats will also purr when giving birth.

The cogar purr is the same as a cat’s purr according to research lions and tigers roar and do not purr although the traits of a normal cat and instinct is the same.

Theory has it, that cats purr has a consistent patter frequency between 25 and 150 hertz, this sound frequencies in this range can improve bone density and promote healing even for humans.

The vibration of a purr goes through the whole body and whiskers in fact cats will be healthier than dogs because of this vibration cats act to vibration like pianos and musical instruments which can calm a cat.

Large cats have a kind of silent low frequency purr that is beyond the range of hearing which happens simultaneously with their roar briefly paralyze prey.

Cats have a special relationship with their human and learn to dramatically exaggerate what prompts a favourable response in their person and small kittens.

From stroking a cat an ill person can have beneficial results from calming and caring and in some instances can be attributing factor to healing and bringing good health