Why Do Kittens Purr?

Why Do Kittens Purr?

The most common reason that cats purr is to show happiness or contentment. However, research has shown that purring also appears to have a calming or healing effect, so cats may also purr when they are frightened or ill.

According to WebMD, Kelly Morgan, a clinical instructor at the Chicago Center for Veterinary Medicine, stated that a cat purring is equivalent to a human smiling. Humans tend to smile when they are happy, nervous and even when they want something. Dr. Karen McComb also conducted a study that shows cats sometimes add vocalization in order to receive a reaction from humans.