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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86 comments

Jennifer J.
Elizabeth H.3 years ago

wow

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

OMG

Elisabeth T.
Elisabeth T.3 years ago

WOW!

jane d.
Sarah M.3 years ago

thanks

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

lol!

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!