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Loudest cat purrs as loud as a jet plane

February 22, 2011 | Comment icon 21 comments



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A cat called Smokey has raised eyebrows with her deafening purr that can reach 92 decibels.
The cat's owner claims that the purring can drown out pretty much anything including the TV and telephone conversations. "Itís either adorable or annoying, depending on what mood youíre in," she says. "You donít even have to stroke her to start a purring session. Often sheíll do it for no reason."
For cat lovers, there is nothing more soothing than the sound of their pet purring with contentment. But when Smokey kicks off, itís time to reach for the ear plugs. The sound she produces can reach an incredible 92 decibels Ė the same as youíd experience watching a Boeing 737 coming in to land.


Source: Daily Mail | Comments (21)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #12 Posted by morganharmony 12 years ago
soooooooo cute ! i would love to have her as a pet so gorgeous!
Comment icon #13 Posted by surfed 12 years ago
hmm, at what distance was this measured? If it was right up to the cats mouth than the given db value would be highly overstated. Wonder what it would be at 1m.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Nadia B. 12 years ago
Well in part of the article it said the purr was something like 89db when the recorder was placed 5 feet away.
Comment icon #15 Posted by JCon 12 years ago
I don't even know what to say.
Comment icon #16 Posted by Mantis914 12 years ago
That's like my dog's snoring...
Comment icon #17 Posted by Shut-in-Wizard 12 years ago
It would make a puuurrrfect friend for an elderly lady so she can hear a cat again clearly
Comment icon #18 Posted by BlazedAzz 12 years ago
yay smokey you are so kool
Comment icon #19 Posted by sarah snow 12 years ago
That's like my dog's snoring... I was just thinking the same!!!!! Our family dog snoring could knock spots off kitty in the decibels contest
Comment icon #20 Posted by Harriet The Ripperologist 12 years ago
Aaaahhhh. happy pusscat
Comment icon #21 Posted by Swamptick 12 years ago
This is not possible.


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