Friday, May 4, 2012

Interesting research


So Vicki came across some research about cat purrs.  I am not a huge purrer - but I have become more frequent as I have aged.  And I only ever purr when very, very content - lying in bed, lying on the lounge, getting a gorgeous neck rub - you know the drill. 

Vicki found this research interesting because it talks about 2 types of purrs:
  • Solicitation purr
  • Non-Solicitation purr
I must do a non-solicitation purr all the time as Vicki had never heard the urgency of the solicitation purr.  It is quite a different sound.  Have a listen here:


 So do you do different types of purrs?


5 comments:

  1. Hmm, we don't purr like that solicitation one. Heck, we don't need to...One of us here (Nicki) just "screams" at the mom for food, or to get up out of bed, etc. :-P

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  2. Hmmmmm, that might explain a lot!

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  3. Hey Batu!
    Dunno...but Mama said I snore when I thought I purrr... Can purrs sound like snores? purrr....meow!

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  4. We don't really do the solicitation purr, but we sure do talk up a storm when we want something. :)

    - Moosey and Sammy

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  5. interesting! Smidgen does the solicitation purr alot. the rest of us mostly do the non-solicitaion purr. mom's going to have to pay better attention now :)

    Pip, Smidgen, minnie, Hollie

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