why does my kitten purr all the time
The following information has been obtained from Wikipedia. In no way do I claim ownership over this information, but I am placing it here for scientific and informational purposes. How felines purr Despite being a universally recognized phenomenon, the exact mechanism by which the cat purrs has been frustratingly elusive for scientists. This is partly because the cat has no obvious anatomical feature unique to it that would be responsible. One hypothesis, backed up by electromyographic studies, is that cats produce the purring noise by fast twitching of the muscles in their larynx, which rapidly dilate and constrict the glottis, thus causing vibrations in the air both during inhalation and exhalation.
Combined with the steady inhalation and exhalation of air as the cat breathes, a purring noise is produced with strong harmonics. Why felines purr Above all, the purr is probably the cat's way of communicating to others (cats and humans) that it is in the mood to be sociable. The purring sound is frequently made at the same time that other 'sociable' signals are made, e. g. erect tail, slightly closed "contented" eyes. People usually interpret the purring of a domestic cat as an expression of some type of positive feeling. This information has been copied from Wikipedia, the exact source of said information can be found at this web address:
So, if you read the above information from Wikipedia, you would have learned that a cat's purr is produced through the rapid twitching of muscles in the larynx as the cat inhales and exhales.
You would have also read that you can tell if a cat is in a purring mood by the way it looks. Does it's tale stand up? Are it's eyes in a half closed drowsy state? You can also tell if a cat is ready to purr by the way it acts around you. It may weave in and out of your legs, and lean close to you as it walks by. Now, read on for the how to on making your cat purr. jayskette, if your cats have outdoor access in a secure enclosure, knock yourself out. I certainly support cats getting to experience the outdoors if they are not a danger to others, and if nothing else can be a danger to them.
My experience is that *most* people who have cats who are outdoors at some point (whether permanently or during a portion of the day) and who profess to be passionate about cats being outdoor kind of animals, don t go to the trouble of providing a safe, secure enclosure for the protection of their kitty. Which means the cat can (and does) roam, is subject to attacks from other cats, decimates any local wildlife and usually ends up as roadkill or torn to pieces by a dog or a sicko. Not to mention the fleas, parasites, viruses, bacterial infections and other things which reduce a cat s lifespan. I find it peculiar that people assume their cats don t leave their yard.
Studies show that in a population of outdoor cats, there is quite a bit of movement as the stronger cats push out the weaker ones for the best territory - and of course this is like a domino effect. The poor resident moggy has to brave attack and worse in order to access dinner and water. I feel so sorry for those cats. Cats are not native animals, they have no true place in our outdoors. Unless you ve got an enclosure, there is no reason whatsoever for allowing a cat outdoors - even if it seems to you to be unhappy about it. Trust me, it will have a lot more to be unhappy about if it gets hit by a car or mauled by a neighbour s dog.
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