Many owners can agree that, after getting themselves a cat, they’ve noticed how quickly the little furry pet transformed into a full-fledged family member. The cat requires a lot of attention, defends its interests, and demands respect in terms of its comfort zone and basic needs. With them, one has to also negotiate and get along. Moreover, the main difficulty in establishing mutual understanding is that the pet speaks not in human, but in cat language.
A cat purring is a distinct vibrating sound of varying duration, often in a low pitch, that is generated by vibrations in the range of 20 to 50 hertz (according to Elisabeth von Muggenthaler, a bioacoustic specialist at the Fauna Communication Institute in North Carolina). This mode is pleasant to the human ear, it does not cause anxiety and irritation. This article will help answer two main questions. “Why do cats purr?” and “How do cats purr?”