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. 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. The purring sound is frequently made at the same time that other ‘sociable’ signals are made, e. People usually interpret the purring of a domestic cat as an expression of some type of positive feeling. 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. Step 2: Let Them Choose Where They Lay. Picture of Let Them Choose Where They Lay.
The first step, and most important, is to let your cat choose the environment. This will make them feel more at home and comfortable when you’re confronting them for their daily rub-down. My cat, Oliver, enjoys curling up on the beds in my house, right under the pillows, and still on top of the comforter, so I leave him there when I pet him. If your cat has a favorite sheet, piece of clothing, or pet bed that they like to lie on, let them. You wouldn’t want someone telling you that you couldn’t mope around on the couch would you? Step 3: Bring Their Favorite Things.
Picture of Bring Their Favorite Things. When confronting your cat, make sure you do it in a non aggressive sort of way. Don’t make it look like you want them to play with you, or you’re about to chase them out of their spot. If you do this, you might not be their most favorite human for a short while. Do you like your family members to walk towards you like they’re about to sucker punch you while you’re relaxed and watching TV? Oliver likes toy mice filled with catnip, an old purple hair brush, his hair removing brush, and a ceiling fan duster.
When he’s laid up in his favorite spot, I’ll bring him a treat, and sneak his favorite brushes in with me behind my back. So, bring your fluffy friend his favorite things, whether it be treats, brushes, toys, or catnip. Cat’s usually like stiff brushes to rub their faces against. Move on to the next step, and learn how to brush your cat the way they like it! I start off by stroking Oliver from his lower neck down to his tail. Once I get to the base of his tail, I grip his tale, and gently slide my hand all the way down it to the end.
Do this a couple of times, and then move on to the cats head. After stroking your cats back, move on to scratching his head. You can tell if their digging it when they flatten their ears out to the sides. If they flatten them backwards, you may be getting them annoyed, so, be careful. My cat enjoys it a lot when I put a thumb in his ear, and grip the outside of his ear with the rest of my hand. I then gently pull all of the hair in his ear vertical. It’s like you’re massaging their ear, but please, do it gently. Move on to find out about secret areas to scratch your furry amigo that they love the most! Step 5: Moving on to Hidden Areas. Picture of Moving on to Hidden Areas. There are a few spots that cats consider gold mines when it comes to scratch time.