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…


About mythreemoggies

The every day life of three moggies living in the UK

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,

  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

  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

Purrlease leave your valuable meows here

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Walk and Pig-out

I walk, travel and pig-out

Pit's Fritztown News

A German Expat's Life in Fredericksburg/Texas


pet transport services: UK, Europe & overseas

Daily Feline Wisdom

Wise cats help you be more like them


Daily adventures of living with a bunch of cats

Jackie's Photos

A photographic account of my holidays and maybe some other photos too.

unConfirmed Bachelorette

Proudly living alone with cats

running in t shirt

a running explorer of this planet

Catwoods Porch Party

~ CATS, art, nature, animals, science, weather. Painter at heart ~

My Three Moggies

The everyday lives of Archie, Oscar and Henry...


Welcome to the world of cats!


All things Cairn...Snapshots of my Cairn Terrier, Trev & Caring For Your Senior Dog


For marathon runners who want to know in beginners terms

Usyaka and Pirate

Photos of the Oriental Shorthair cat Usyaka and her companion Pirate the cat.


A Doll's life


Life in Rural Australia


Adventures of Bacon and Friends


Me and my Granny

Bad Cat Chris

The Baddest Cat You'll Ever Love


The life of Bongo

Rescued Rover Dog Training

Lakewood, Colorado Dog Training (720) 507-6837

The Canadian Cats

Meezers At Large

Service Cats U.S.

The Lives and Training of Service Cats

Living the Squeak Life

We're a group of guinea-pigs and we are living the "squeak" life!

Me, You and Zu

Life with a baby, dogs, crazy cats & all the fiascos that come with it!

Playful Kitty

Cats, Tips, and Catnip Trips

Blues Lounge

A Great Place for Russian Blues

Diary of the cat at work

a record of my busy life

Purrfect Kitties

Roxy & Tigerlino's Silly Blog

Everyday Adventures in Havachon Heaven

The Good, Crazy, & Adorable Life of One Havachon Puppy

Reflections of a Shaddow

Thoughts and feelings of a black cat.

Bailey Boat Cat

Adventures of a feline afloat!

Some Animals are Crackers

Silly, weird, crazy & cute animals

Leo Land SV

Feline Musings From the Northern Rim of Silicon Valley

Mickey Math

Calculating the happiest place.

Luke's Adventures

AKA - Mischievous Hijinks


Life, Art and Other Bits

Texas, a Parisian Cat in America

French humanologist, globetrotter kitty: The life of a Parisian cat whose human immigrated to America

the garden cat

Gwendolen's new leaf

Top 10 of Anything and Everything

Animals, Travel, Casinos, Sports, Gift Ideas, Mental Health and So Much More!

Basil's Blog

Keeping you updated about the life of a famous pooch.

%d bloggers like this: