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Old 06-02-2017, 02:54 PM
 
Location: The High Desert
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While primitive camping in the Ozarks -- I woke up in my tent to the sound of purring -- loud enough to get my attention and wake me up. I didn't move or poke my head out to see what it was. I think Bobcats purr and assumed that's what it was. Do Mountain Lions purr? Maybe he was saying grace before eating?
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Old 06-02-2017, 05:23 PM
 
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Yes they do!

Been on several safaris was told purring relaxes lions, etc.
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Old 06-02-2017, 05:57 PM
 
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Found this:


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eHZJrx7RZ2w
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Old 06-02-2017, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion

According to this, yes, at least Lions purr. I think most all cats do.
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Old 06-02-2017, 08:28 PM
 
Location: NW Nevada
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I know first hand that both bobcats and mountain lions purr. I had always assumed all cats, great and small did so. I've also noticed that purring isn't always done in a relaxed manner. I observed our barn cats purring whilst stalking mice, birds and other such critters that could be pounced upon. Hunkered down, eyes on target, tails switching and purring. Found that interesting. Sort of like a dog wagging its tail isn't always a friendly greeting yes?
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Old 06-02-2017, 08:35 PM
 
Location: S. FL (hell for me-wife loves it)
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Florida panthers chirp, they sound like birds. Amazing. And yes, they purr, bigtime
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Old 06-12-2017, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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Off topic, I know, but........


Can big cats be litter trained?


I always wondered when I saw the big cats Siegfried and Roy seemed to keep in and around their home.


Did those lions and tigers just go anywhere or did they have giant litter boxes strategically placed around the premises?
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Old 06-12-2017, 12:56 AM
 
Location: Cody, WY
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Off topic, I know, but........


Can big cats be litter trained?


I always wondered when I saw the big cats Siegfried and Roy seemed to keep in and around their home.


Did those lions and tigers just go anywhere or did they have giant litter boxes strategically placed around the premises?
No one trains a cat to use a litter box. It's instinctive.
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Old 06-14-2017, 09:49 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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While primitive camping in the Ozarks -- I woke up in my tent to the sound of purring -- loud enough to get my attention and wake me up. I didn't move or poke my head out to see what it was. I think Bobcats purr and assumed that's what it was. Do Mountain Lions purr? Maybe he was saying grace before eating?
Where abouts were you camping? That would freak me out.

I bet no more sleeping that night.
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Old 06-14-2017, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Florida panthers chirp, they sound like birds. Amazing. And yes, they purr, bigtime
We have a now 10 year old house cat that's a female Tuxedo cat. She was feral, and born in the woods near our house. We found her at the end of our property when she was a couple months old, and her mother brought her out of the woods. The dogs started barking (their pen is back there), and she went 50 feet up a tree at maybe 4 months old. She can't "meow" but she chirps and purrs. Her name is Cricket, lol.

She can also go up and down trees headfirst, just like a squirrel! Pretty amazing.
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