Why Do Cats Purr?

What makes cats purr? We walk you through why cats purr and what it means for your family feline.

Pin
Oops, we're sorry. Something went wrong. Please try again later.
Oops, we're sorry. Something went wrong. Please try again later.
Share your take on this idea!
Upload your photo here.
CLOSE

When you hear purring, you probably think your cat is happy and content. That's often true, but there are lots of other reasons cats purr – and not all of them are positive.

Most of the time, purring is the cat equivalent of the human smile: We smile when we're happy – but also when we're nervous or unsure of the situation. Cats might even purr if they feel threatened.

Respond to your animal in a reassuring way when she's purring. Pet your cat or let her sit in your lap. It's not only good for her, studies have shown it's a stress-reliever for you, too. So take time with your cat when she purrs, and you can both enjoy the benefits.

Pin
Oops, we're sorry. Something went wrong. Please try again later.
Oops, we're sorry. Something went wrong. Please try again later.
Share your take on this idea!
Upload your photo here.
CLOSE

More Cat Behavior

close
close
close
close
close

Loading... Please wait...

Add My Photo close
I Did It!
Share on Facebook
Uh oh! Please pick a jpg at least 600x600px.
Share on Facebook
Uh oh! Your photo failed to upload. Please try again or visit your profile.
No one has shared their photo yet.
close