Why do cats purr?

Before answering the above question, it is necessary to find out what the very principle of purring of any of the felines is. As scientists assure, the whole thing lies in the generation of electrical impulses that are located in the cerebral cortex of the animal. It is from there that they are transmitted through the central nervous system to the muscles, causing them to contract (by the way, they are located near the vocal cords).

The mechanism itself is located between the skull and the base of the tongue - it is a thin hyoid bones that begin to resonate as soon as the muscles, which we wrote about a little higher, begin to contract. All this leads to the so-called purr. It is worth noting that the sound itself comes only from the nose and mouth of the animal, but the vibration spreads throughout the body. That is why, pressing our hand, say, to the belly of a cat, we feel its rumbling. As you can see, the mechanism is quite simple if you understand it properly.

Do not forget that cats very often try to show their condition with their purrs. here my Masha, for example, began to purr in an unusual way. Well, it’s strange, that is, she came right in the morning and in bed, let’s reproduce the sounds ... for a long time they could not understand what was wrong with her - outwardly everything seemed to be fine, she was not sick. this went on for several weeks until we noticed that her belly had grown. she loves to walk and now she walked up the kittens, as it turned out.

Lions are the only ones who can't purr, but they can growl louder than all felines. My husband and I bought a Scotsman at the age of 1, 5 months and for several weeks she came to me in the morning, began to rummage in my hair and purr loudly. Thus, she took me for my mother and asked for milk. In general, she purrs constantly, when she is happy, when she wants to eat, when she is full as a token of gratitude, and when you start stroking, she purrs so that she hears the whole house)))