Unraveling the Mystery of Cat Purring

Specific muscles rapidly open and close the cat's voice box creating purr vibrations.  

 Laryngeal Mechanism

Mother cats purr to soothe nursing kittens who cannot yet regulate their temperature.  

Comforting Reflex  

Purring helps cats relieve tension, fear or pain by releasing calming endorphins.   


Ill cats may purr to aid healing through calming, restorative vibrational frequencies.

Sickness Response

Cats purr to signal safety/trust and draw attention from humans or other cats.


Of course, purring also strongly conveys feline happiness and affection!

 Happiness Hums 

Every cat's distinctive anatomy gives them a unique purr cadence and tone.  

Unique to Each 

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