Cat whiskers, just like any hair, regularly fall off and are replaced by new ones. Unlike other hair, however, whiskers function as touch receptors that help cats get a better feel of their environment. Whiskers give cat... More » Pets & Animals Pets Cats

A cat's whiskers contain sensitive nerves that allow the animal to judge distance and space effectively and to sense objects in the dark to avoid danger. By gently brushing the whiskers against an object, a cat gains an ... More » Pets & Animals Pets Cats

If a cat loses her whiskers, she becomes disoriented and unable to navigate through her environment. A cat without whiskers feels helpless and frightened and may end up in potentially life-threatening situations. It take... More » Pets & Animals Pets Cats
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