14 thoughts on “Why do cats purr?

  1. Only the smaller breeds/species do; AFAIK, nothing bigger than a cougar actually purrs (Hollywood movies often add it in).

    Hmmm…lions and tigers must not eat enough bees.

    1. Ever seen the reaction of lions or tigers (or most large mammals, for that matter) to the mere sound of bees? They avoid them at all costs.

      Some African farmers are now using bees to keep elephants away from crops – and it really does work very well indeed.

  2. It would explain why, after eating some disgusting thing she found in the garden, my kitteh has honey-sweet breath.

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