Go Back   Pet forum for dogs cats and humans - Pets.ca > Discussion Groups - mainly cats and dogs > General Forum for cats and dogs

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old February 5th, 2009, 08:58 PM
cobykat's Avatar
cobykat cobykat is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 20
My cat does not PURR!!!

I brought Stinky home in December. Ater a few visits to the vet to treat his diarrhea, switching him from dry Friskies to Wellness wet, he has settled in to our house beautifully. He was a stud cat and has been fixed and is turning into a real sweetheart. He doesn't like to be picked up or sit on your lap but he is sleeping in the bed and enjoys his scratches. He can be very affectionate on his terms. One thing that I have noticed is that he does not purr! Never! Is that crazy? I know that some cats don't purr, but I have never come across this in all my years of being a cat owner. Do you think in time he will learn to purr? He's two years old. Does anyone else out there have a non-purring cat? I think it's so bizarre. I will ask my vet next time I talk to him but I'm sure it's nothing to be worried about, I'm just a bit puzzled.

Thanks!!

Last edited by cobykat; February 5th, 2009 at 09:02 PM. Reason: punctuation
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old February 5th, 2009, 09:12 PM
Jim Hall Jim Hall is offline
Kitty pimp
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: paterson new jersey
Posts: 4,788
are you sure i see you have had cats and probaly realise some kits purr so soft yu can barely hear it or only feel it if you touch his neck
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old February 5th, 2009, 09:18 PM
Dee-O-Gee's Avatar
Dee-O-Gee Dee-O-Gee is offline
You can call me DOG!
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Niagara, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,561
Jim's right. Our cat doesn't purr very loud but when I feel her neck (under her chin), I can feel the quiver of inside purrs.
__________________
A dog wags his tail with his heart
Dogs have Masters--Cats have Staff

Rest in Peace Bailey: 12/10/95-1/9/09 (Golden Retriever)
Rest in Peace Kitty: 7/1/2000 - 10/7/2013
Gryphon (sounds like Griffin): 10/14/2004 (English Springer Spaniel)
Bella: 3/09/2005 LHD Cat adopted by/from Child
Mollie: 6/2/2009 (English Setter)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old February 5th, 2009, 09:36 PM
cobykat's Avatar
cobykat cobykat is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 20
I swear there is no purr! He's been sleeping on my chest at night and I know I would be able to hear or feel it. I have 2 other cats and even Miss Grouchy Pants purrs!

I did read that some cats are unable to purr and I wonder if he suffers from this condition? Maybe in time he will purr as he wasn't in the best of conditions when I adopted him. I have become obsessive, just listening for this little guy to purr....
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old February 5th, 2009, 11:02 PM
cobykat's Avatar
cobykat cobykat is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 20
He doesn't meow like a normal cat either. It's sounds just like "Ma Ma"! He's a FREAK!!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old February 6th, 2009, 01:40 AM
rainbow's Avatar
rainbow rainbow is offline
-
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Beautiful BC's Kootenay Country
Posts: 34,759
Both of my cats were semi-ferals when I rescued them and neither of them started purring until they were around 4 years old and still don't do it all that much.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Terms of Use

  • All Bulletin Board Posts are for personal/non-commercial use only.
  • Self-promotion and/or promotion in general is prohibited.
  • Debate is healthy but profane and deliberately rude posts will be deleted.
  • Posters not following the rules will be banned at the Admins' discretion.
  • Read the Full Forum Rules

Forum Details

  • Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
    vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise (Reduced on this page: MySQL 0%).
  • All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:47 AM.