Loudest Purr in the World (Video)

Smokey the cat is thought to have the loudest purr in the world, which revs up as loud as a lawnmower. Most cats purr at about 25 decibels, but Smokey’s purring averages 80 decibels, and often goes up to 92–that’s equivalent to the noise of a lawnmower or hair dryer!

And while we’re at it, do you know why cats purr? Read Why do Cats Purr? after the video.

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Jennifer J.
Elizabeth H.3 years ago


Donna B.
Donna B.3 years ago

OMG... Now that's what I call a really loud purr!! Thx for sharing.

Winn Adams
Winn Adams3 years ago


Elisabeth T.
Elisabeth T.3 years ago


jane d.
Sarah M.3 years ago


Miss N.
Past Member 3 years ago

really loud cat :)

Amanda Goodwin
Amanda Goodwin3 years ago

cute. thanks

Ana P Martinez
Ana Martinez3 years ago

Noisy fells, but adorable....I love it when cats purr!

Mel M.
Past Member 4 years ago


Robert P.
Robert P.4 years ago

My cat purrs all the time, she purred so much as a kitten when we first saw her that we HAD to buy her!