His purr might not quite be Smokey-ing, but Archie has some powerful decibels

We all know that Archie is just purr-fect, but a Tweet last week got us thinking: ‘Just how loud is his purr?’
The Tweet from local radio presenter, Matt Jarvis, revealed that Northamptonshire has a very special celebrity cat.

Yes, Smokey the Cat is the holder of the Guinness Book of Records world record for the loudest purr.
A quick Google search shows Smokey has reached some pretty amazing levels, being officially clocked at a ear-bashing 67.7 decibels – that’s louder than a lawnmower!
She now even has her own loud purring website and pops up regularly on YouTube; with her owner reckoning she’s even been heard to break a ear-splitting 90db.

Pretty impressive, eh?
So just how does our own purring sensation, Archie, compare?
A quick decibel counter download on the iPhone (thanks Dad, our paws were too big for the buttons) and we were ready to find out.
First, a reminder of the power of that Archie purr…

So we decided to clock Archie’s purr… and it came in at a meow-tastic high of 59db.
Indeed, Archie generally averaged somewhere around 40-45db.
The average house cat purrs at around 20db, so the boy is twice the normal level.
OK, so he’s no Smokey, but considering that puss is the loudest in the world we think Archie is a pretty good purrer himself!

> Download the ‘Decibel 10th’ App for the iPhone and find out how loud your cats purr is – we’d love to know…

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Posted on 21/09/2013, in Archie, Moggies and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. oh geesh ……
    again melt me more why don’t you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Bravo Archie! Your purr is just right the way it is…..you may not beat Smokey out but you certainly have a purr to be reckoned with buddy!

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

  3. I think I need Smokey and Archie here to chase away the mailman. I bark at him, but he keeps coming back.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

  4. That’s a pretty loud purr Archie.
    Sue B

  5. Wow I should use this as my new alarm for my phone MOL

  6. Wow! What a noisy cat. The hoomans say whee squeak too loudly when they are trying to watch the telly, whee wonder how loud our wheeks are?!!

    Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil
    xxxx

  7. Archie you’re pretty fantastic to us,xx Speedy and Rachel

  8. Archie I think your purr is much more restful!!! I will get the human to measure mine, but it will be a bit puny compared to yours!! 🙂

  9. Wow that’s quite a purr you have Archie. My girl kitty Shelly was in the room and she was trying to figure out where the purring was coming from.

  10. That is amazing Archie and very, very impressive!

  11. I’m going to download it and record it soon!

  12. Wow that Smokey has a gigantic purr & i would not mind listening to that as oppossed to loud traffic etc. Archie did pretty good himself. Nylablue is a quiet purrer (is that a word??)….LOL.
    Sherri-Ellen xo

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