Cat lovers or not, we all know that kittens to big wild cats (snow leopard for instance), they all purr. But while most of people link the cats purring with their state of happiness, like when they’re comfortably sitting in your lap or when you pet them, they also purr when hungry or when they explore new territories.
If is to believe the experts, the purring function actually help cats to heal, apparently both mentally and physically. And that makes all the sense if you thing that the lovely felines purr when they’re happy or when they try to calm themselves. On the other hand, purring is also associated with communication. For instance, tiny kittens talk with their moms and even between them through purring and of course meowing.
The evolution also had an impact on the way a cat purrs. When they want attention or maybe a snack, cats use a different type of purr – a so called meow-purr! This sounds more like begging or even crying, because everyone knows that a cat always gets what it wants, right?!
The purr occurs when a cat breathes. They are produces by a pretty complex mechanism made of the vocal cords, the larynx and the breath itself. All these factors activate some special neural oscillators and the result is a purr. With a sound range of 16-28 Hz, the isn’t any correlation between a purr’s intensity and the body size.
Talking about the healing effect of a purr, turns out that it has some sort of therapy or calming effect on injured and distressed cats. According to LOVE MEOW purring has bone healing properties, similar to how mild exercise works. Even more, cats purring also have some incredible effects on human beings, especially when it comes to relieving stress!
Find out more about why cats purr by watching the video bellow: