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Old 01-09-2014, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
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Purring is like meowing.

Nobody has to teach them how to do it.

They do it because they are cats.

And they do in an infinite variety of tones and volumes.
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Old 01-09-2014, 02:50 PM
 
Location: southern kansas
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All of mine do purr, some more than others. But with two of my girls you can't hear it. When Gypsy purrs, there's no sound but you can really feel it if she's in your lap. When Sheba purrs the only way I know she's purring is if I put my hand on the front of her neck, and even then I can barely detect it. I think all cats have the capacity to purr, but it's something they get in the habit of doing (or not doing) when they're very young. Circumstances of their birth and early months probably have something to do with it, but I'm guessing.
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Old 01-09-2014, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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Lucky snores, does that count ?

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Old 01-09-2014, 07:43 PM
 
Location: southern kansas
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Lucky snores, does that count ?

Don
I've got two of those as well, and it happens to be the ones who sleep with me a lot. I wouldn't think it would count as purring, given how annoying it is at 2:00 in the morning.
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Old 01-10-2014, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Near Nashville TN
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We though our Phaedra didn't purr at first, but gently putting a finger on her throat proved otherwise. We could feel the vibration of a purr, but couldn't hear it. It's beyond our range of hearing. Callie has a very low purr but it can be heard - barely.
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