A 12-year-old cat named Bluey has a growl that is louder than most cats can meow, and it’s been recorded at a maximum of 93 decibels – more than the official world record holder, a cat named Smokey, who was recorded at 67.7 decibels in March 2011.

Scientists say that noise levels over 90 decibels can cause hearing loss over a prolonged periods of time. If you’re interested in adopting Bluey, you’ll need to put up with the loud purring that has kept other animals awake.

To read more about the loudest purring cat, click here.

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