Can a cat’s purr be so loud so that nobody wants to adopt the cat? It sounds far fetched but it did happen. A homeless cat has been shunned because it is said that he has possibly the loudest purr in the world at 93 dB. The loudness was recorded with a smart phone app so it might not be completely accurate but nonetheless at 93 dB it is said to be four times louder than the average purr.
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- Bluey’s super loud purr – this is a link to play the purr for Apple Macs.
- Cat purr that was too loud – please click to hear purr – This is a link to play the purr for PCs. If this fails to work please tell me in a comment.
The cat in question is a twelve-year-old male called Bluey. He used to belong to an elderly person who was hospitalised and he ended up at the Blue Cross in Cambridge, UK.
The manager at the centre, Alan Maskell said:
“A man who came to see her on Saturday just said, ‘Oh no, that’s much too loud’.”
I have never heard of somebody rejecting a shelter cat because his purr is too loud. Fortunately along came a woman who was more open-minded let’s say and who was not put off by the tractor-like noise. She adopted Bluey last Wednesday. She took him home today. There is therefore a happy ending.
At the top of the page there is a recording of Bluey’s purr which certainly is loud and it is also has a sharp edge to it; a raucous edge. Bluey is a medium long-haired tabby-and-white cat and you can see a video of him on this page on the BBC News website from which the recording has been taken.
Do you think a cat should be rejected because his purr is too loud?