Does my cat purr when it’s alone in the house?

Does my cat purr when it’s alone in the house?

The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific concepts Does my cat purr when it’s alone in the house? Does my cat purr when I’m not there?

Why do cats purr?

Why do cats purr?

Research has shown that cats’ muscles move the vocal cords and, as they breathe in and out, air hits the vibrating muscles, which creates the purring sound.