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?


  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

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

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

    - Moosey and Sammy

  4. 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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