Mews and Nips: Tortoiseshell Cat’s Purr “Louder than a Tube Train”


Bluey, a 12-year-old tortoiseshell cat who came to the UK’s Blue Cross Animal Charity’s facility in Cambridge after her guardian had to go into a care facility, purrs louder than a tube train (London’s subway system is referred to as “the tube,”) louder than a lawnmower, and above the level thought to cause damage if you’re exposed to it long-term. The staff at the shelter were so shocked at the loudness of Bluey’s purr, they measured the decibels using an app – it came up as 93. A power mower usually registers around 100 decibels, a jet engine at 120. This could make Bluey the world’s loudest cat and threaten the long standing record of Smokey, whose purr was measured at 80-85 decibels. Read the full story on

If you missed any of the stories featured on The Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Monday, we celebrated Allegra’s 5th adoption anniversary, on Tuesday, we reviewed the amazing Seedling cat tree from Pet Tree Houses, on Wednesday, we explained how to wean kittens from their mother, on Thursday, we featured SoulSession Photography who captures heart touching images of the last precious moments between pets and their guardians, on on Friday, we reviewed Tom Cox’s new book, The Good, The Bad and the Furry.

Today’s video features a cat and her human in purrfect harmony – enjoy!

Have a great weekend!

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4 Comments on Mews and Nips: Tortoiseshell Cat’s Purr “Louder than a Tube Train”

  1. Kristin Zabawa
    April 11, 2015 at 12:28 pm (5 years ago)

    Absolutely- purr champions! Goober was purring during most of our photography SoulSession! Lovely Goober…

  2. Steve howard
    April 11, 2015 at 8:43 am (5 years ago)

    A cat purring louder than a subway train? That’s wonderful since purring sounds soothing.

  3. Rudolph.A.Furtado
    April 11, 2015 at 2:56 am (5 years ago)

    Please upload a video of the “PURR” as a comparison to a normal cats purr.”BLUEY” looks very ordinary and normal.


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