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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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2:37PM PST on Jan 17, 2013


7:05AM PDT on Sep 24, 2012

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

2:35PM PDT on Jun 19, 2012


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4:43AM PST on Feb 23, 2012

really loud cat :)

3:09PM PST on Feb 22, 2012

cute. thanks

11:27AM PST on Feb 17, 2012

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

10:51AM PST on Jan 19, 2012


8:59PM PST on Nov 19, 2011

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

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