According to the University of Sussex, cats have learned how to manipulate their people.
Now THERE’S a surprise!
Researchers at the university concluded that cats use a “regular purr” when they are relaxed and happy, and a “soliciting purr” when they want something, such as food or attention. The soliciting purr incorporates a cry that has a frequency similar to that of a human baby.
Cats have tapped into a human bias, producing a sound that humans find very difficult to ignore.”