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andrew's avatar

To kittens purr with their moms?

Asked by andrew (15756 points ) October 22nd, 2006
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ben's avatar
You mean "do?"
ben's avatar
I can't imagine they purr evolved just in domestic cats
ben's avatar
so I would guess yes.
Supergirl's avatar
Yes, they do.
blachman's avatar
Yeah, particularly when they are nursing. Also Mother cats often purr when giving birth.
nomtastic's avatar
but did you know that scientists don't know where the "purr" comes from? it's not a vocal noise.
samkusnetz's avatar
not vocal, but definitely respiratory. wild cats have been observed to purr. interestingly enough, big cats (lions, tigers, etc.) purr only while exhaling, while small cats (bobcats, house cats, etc.) can purr while inhaling or exhaling. evidently that's considered one of the characteristics which defines whether a specific species is a big or small cat.
breedmitch's avatar

Been told cats only meow for humans. Should I ask this Question?

blackcatkizzy's avatar

yes they always do and its lovely to see

Zaku's avatar

Ya. Animal lovers still understand animals much better than scientists in many ways.

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