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Have you ever had a cat that never purrs?

Discussion in 'Cats - all breeds / types' started by Cassie, Jan 27, 2006.

  1. Cassie

    Cassie Active Member

    Booger never purrs. I've had cats most of my life and Booger is the first one that I've ever had that never purrs. On two or three occasions I thought I heard her purr when her tummy was flat up against my ear, but I don't think she purrs at all.

    Is this unusual? A cat that doesn't purr?
  2. Bente

    Bente New Member

    I've never heard Kyrre purr either, but I can feel the vibrations when he is in my lap :)
  3. Mary_NH

    Mary_NH New Member

    Missy very seldom purrs
  4. halaroo

    halaroo New Member

    Artemis only purrs when he's sleeping. He immediately stops if you touch him. Moe, on the other hand, will purr at the drop of a hat. I just need to tell her how pretty she is and she starts purring.
  5. lucidity03

    lucidity03 New Member

    I've had Zoe for a few years now. I never thought she purred. But, recently, I had my ear close to her nose and I actually heard the slightest whisper of a purr coming from her.

    It was so faint and I couldn't feel the vibration, but she actually purred!

    My other cats, however, purr easily and loudly.

    I guess Zoe isn't the only cat out there like that. I always thought it was odd.
  6. footsie

    footsie New Member

    Footsie never purred audibly until recently.

    He recently had a surgery and had to wear and e-collar for a couple weeks. In that time he was very gratefull when we'd rub his head and he'd purr and purr! It was like a different cat. He's had the collar off for a while now but he's still purring. Its like he finally figured out how.
  7. vene

    vene New Member

    Awww. Sounds like Footsie's a changed kitty. How is his ear?

    Rene is just like Kyrre. :roll: She's my only one that barely purrs.
  8. footsie

    footsie New Member

    Its healing, although it will never match the other one, at least it isn't flopped over any more, just all wrinkled. He still has a small hematoma down at the base of the ear, but the vet didn't recomend a second surgery. It doesn't seem to bother him in the least and he's more than happy to have his ears rubbed as if there was never any problem.
  9. vene

    vene New Member

    Is Footsie's wrinkling permanent? As long as it doesn't bother him, I guess he'll be just fine. Hopefully, the small hematoma will resolve soon.
  10. footsie

    footsie New Member

    Yes, its premanent, although we don't yet know the extent. Right now its looking almost normal. But when the blood reabsorbs from the smaller hematoma, it could get worse looking again.

    I think it gives him a bit of character. Now, he looks like the hoodlum that he really is. :)

    I'll have to post a picture sometime soon.
  11. Shedevil677

    Shedevil677 New Member

    My Cosmo used to purr all the time, but however he stopped when we got Midget, Midget now is the one that purrs all the time!

    I must admit i was very sad when Cosmo stopped purring cause there's nothing nicer then to stir in bed at night and wake up to him curled up next to me purring, it's the most affectionate, and warming sound when they lay with you.
  12. KittyTales

    KittyTales New Member

    My cat doesnt really purr either but I can feel the vibration sometimes.
  13. wildflower_131

    wildflower_131 New Member

    Kitty’s pur is VERY soft. You have to strain your ears to hear it. Tiger on the other hand doesn’t stop purring. He purrs when he eats, he purrs when you pick him up, he purrs when he sleeps! And his purr is quite loud too.
  14. wildflower_131

    wildflower_131 New Member

    Actually, that’s what happened with I got Tiger, Kitty purrs less often now, and it’s really soft. She never had a loud purr, but its softer than it used to be.

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