How and why a cat purrs
This sound is one of the most pleasant sounds in the world, its no wonder many people use psychotherapy and meditation. We're talking about the cat purr. Low vibrating frequency associated with warmth, comfort and, of course, peace. But the most striking thing is that scientists still have not figured out the marvelous secret of how cats do it, what are the bodies made that sound. At the moment it is believed that this happens due to the vibration of the hyoid bones located in the throat of the animal. But it is known why the cat is purring. And the reasons for this pleasant phenomenon, it turns out there are several. In General, the purr is one of the most common ways of feline communication and is peculiar not only was it a home favorite. To sound like you know how almost all cats, even the king of beasts — the lion.
The most common theory about why a cat purrs is that the moment it is simply good. She expressed life satisfaction, satiety, peace of mind so here's a simple way. No wonder the cat begins to purr, leaping on the lap of his owner, received their portion of petting. So she expressed approval of the actions of man. For this reason, one can often hear these amazing "tunes" when she's hungry and in a hurry ahead of the master to the kitchen for food.
Often the cat purrs when raising their offspring. When the kittens next to her, she often, and for no apparent reason begins to purr. She does this and here's why: while the cubs are small and blind, they need maternal care permanently. But to see and understand is that they can't. But they fully understand the sounds that their mother calms down, as if to say, "All right, I'm next."
Another reason why a cat purrs constantly, can be a stressful situation. Her purr is triggered, like human sickness, soothingly. And when the cat is in distress, if she is sick or is suffering the torment or discomfort, she may herself to calm just such an amazing sound. It is believed that in the process of purring in the body of the cat stand out a endorphins, so this can be an indicator of excitement of the animal or, conversely, a state of euphoria.
But the reason why the cat is purring in the wild, it may be a manifestation of its aggression. Wild cats purr signify their readiness to attack the enemy. And here at home relatives purr in the presence of another animal may instead be an expression of a friendly attitude. So the cat may ask to play, to show his predisposition and peaceful intentions. And sometimes even say a purr: "I am very weak, I don't need to attack".
As you can see, the reasons why a cat purrs, is very diverse. Experienced owners of furry beauties in timbre and intonation can distinguish the purr of their Pets depending on the situation. This skill comes with experience in keeping cats. But in any case, let your darling purrs only pleasure.