Have you ever wondered why your house cats can’t roar like some wild cats? It turns out that it has to do with the physiology of a cat’s voice box: cats can either purr or roar, but they can’t do both. In addition to our house cats, bobcats, ocelots, lynx, cougars and cheetahs can purr, but they don’t roar. Roaring is much rarer in cats and evolved in a particular lineage of large cats. For more about this fascinating topic, visit LiveScience.

If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Sunday, we reflected on putting your energy toward positivity, on Monday, we addressed the need for cats to get regular exercise, on Tuesday, we featured adorable Halloween coasters, on Wednesday, I shared a Ruby memory, on Thursday, I wrote about the importance of keeping meal time stress free for cats, and on Friday, I voiced my opinion on Halloween costumes for cats.

We know cats can squeeze into some pretty small spaces, but the kitty in today’s video surely wins the prize – enjoy!

Have a great weekend!

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4 Comments on Mews and Nips: Why Can’t House Cats Roar?

  1. I want to know why my kitten bites me and bites me a lot! I keep thinking it’s a game but she gets such a sour look on her face when she does it! Please help me!

  2. That’s interesting. I never really thought about why house cats can’t roar. But I am amazed to learn cheetahs and cougars don’t roar.

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