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Translating the feline purr into English

I have a translation of the cat’s purr into English. It means ‘I am inoffensive’. This is an all-encompassing meaning. A general meaning. The nearest human signal/message is the smile. In terms of the unwritten message, it can also mean: ‘I am content’ (we all know this one such as when coming onto your lap). …

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Infographic on “Why do cats purr”?

This is an infographic which explains definitively in my opinion why domestic cats purr from a behavioral standpoint. There has to be a reason which encompasses a spectrum of circumstances under which domestic cats purr. You can’t simply say that cats purr when content. They do but that’s part of the picture. The infographic provides …

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Cat meow-purring as he asks for something he likes and which he expects to receive. He reinforces his request by standing on his hind legs.

Comparison of 2 cat purrs: infant distress cry purr versus standard version

There is a special cat purr combined with a distress cry which triggers humans to give food. A study about the cat’s self-trained special baby-cry purr was published in 2009. At the time a lot was spoken about it. It is a special purr superimposed with a baby’s distress cry. It evolved in the domestic …

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Cat purring in contentment

What is physically happening inside a cat when he purrs? Does the cat choose when to purr?

At one time, in the long distant past, there was a theory that the cat’s voicebox had nothing whatsoever to do with purring. Experts argued that it was to do with the cat’s blood flowing through her veins into the heart creating turbulence. The diaphragm amplified the vibrations it was thought. The theory seems fanciful …

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The cat purr: what it really means and the eight conditions under which it is heard

The cat purr: what it really means and the eight conditions under which it is heard

The feline purring sound means: ‘I am inoffensive‘. A close human equivalent to purring is smiling. Purring is heard under eight different conditions. I discuss them on this page. There was a time when – before the educational Internet (!) – people thought that the cat purr only meant that the cat was providing a …

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