How and why cats purr has long been a mystery. In fact, it’s only within the last few decades that scientists have thoroughly studied purring and come to some understanding about it. Of course, those scientists don’t generally ask the cats themselves! So, I thought it would be fun to take some of the current scientific theory on purring and ask some cats what they thought of it via animal communication.
1. Why do cats purr?
Although many people think cats purr mainly when they’re happy or soothing their kittens, any veterinary professional or long-time cat owner will tell you that sometimes cats purr when they are sick or injured. So, is purring just used to express affection, or to comfort the weak or stressed?