Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Manipulative Purring!

Cat owners who think their cats control them now have some scientific confirmation. Animal vocalization experts have just identified a special manipulative purr that felines have evolved to get what they want from people. The newly identified vocalization is called 'solicitation purring.'

Researchers at the University of Sussex have discovered that cats use this 'soliciting purr' to overpower their owners and garner attention and food. Unlike regular purring, this sound incorporates a 'cry,' with a similar frequency to a human baby.

Take a look at this in action:


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