Cats purr for all kinds of reasons, including communication and healing themselves. No one is certain exactly why cats purr. They seem to purr when they’re pleased and feeling good, but that’s not always the case: Some cats also purr when they’re hungry, injured, or frightened. Although you may never know exactly what your cat is saying when they purr, research from animal experts, along with considering the situation, lets you make an informed guess. This video walks you through why cats purr and what it means for your family feline.