Ever asked yourself these questions? Why do cats have whiskers? Why are cats whiskers so long? Why do cats have whiskers above their eyes? Cats are amazing and mysterious creatures. Let’s unfold the whiskers mystery.
Where do cats have whiskers?
Cats have whiskers above the mouth and eyes, back legs and near the ears.
Why do cats have whiskers?
Cats’ whiskers serve several purposes. The face whiskers let a cat know if the space she tries to squeeze through is too small, so she won’t get stuck. This is why cats’ whiskers are so long on the face.
Feline whiskers are very sensitive, and they let a cat know when there’s a subtle change in the air, that slightest breeze when a prey takes off. You know how you walk fast near a plastic bag, and it rustle or rise above the ground? Everything that moves causes a breeze, and the creatures feline hunt are very small, usually birds, rats, mice, and an occasional rabbit. The breeze they cause is too mild to be noticed. This is where the cat’s whiskers act as sensory devices, like tiny antennas. This is why cats have whiskers on their legs. They’re called carpal whiskers.
Also, cats are near-sighted, and the whiskers help them learn about the food they want to eat, its texture.
Although cats see better than humans in the dark, they still don’t see as during night hunting as well as during the day, and their whiskers help them if they feel like a mice midnight snack.
Why do cats have whiskers above their eyes?
The whiskers above the cat’s eyes help her sense dust so she can close her eyes to protect them.
Facts about cats’ whiskers
Your cat’s whiskers are long and thicker than their hair.
Cat’s whiskers are very important, and they should never be trimmed or cut off. They decorate the feline face and just look lovely on your kitty. Cats wear their whiskers proudly.
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