Behavior

May 2019 Issue

How Your Kitty Uses “Radar”

Whiskers are tiny communications devices

Your cat has several rows of whiskers, usually 12 arranged in rows, and a few over her eyes. You may also see them along her jawline, near her ears, and on the back of her front legs. All these whiskers, or “vibrissae,” are stiff tactile hairs that help your cat learn about her environment.

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