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Why Do Cats Purr?


In this writing, I am going to be talking about "Why do cats purr?". Did you know not all cats purr? Would you like to know more about why cats purr, if so read on...


Cats enjoy physical contact because of their social animals. In the wild, cats live loose in colonies. They display behaviors like grooming/licking each other and co-sleeping. So petting/stroking your cat is a replacement for the grooming they would have engaged in with other cats in the wild.

Why do cats purr

In most cases, cats will purr when they are in a relaxed environment, and this will send out waves of calmness. This means your feline friend is feeling happy, calm, or sociable. However, cats purr to communicate other emotions as well.


Hopefully, you have learned something about cats. Did you know cats can jump up to 5x their size?!


Engaged: together with other people/animals

Environment: the surrounding someone/something lives on

Social: very friendly or happy

Feline: A cat or another member of the cat family

Colonies: with a group of cats

This explanatory writing was prepared by Y5 Astor student Lily.

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