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Cat’s whiskers just for show? Just ask Max.

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Cat’s whiskers are not just a decorative element, they fulfill a very important function.  Without whiskers, chats would be helpless and even inadequate in their behavior.

Cats have a sensory organ at the end of their whiskers called a proprioceptor that sends tactile signals to the brain and nervous system.  This organ helps them to orientate themselves, that is to know where every part of their body is, and even to measure distance between the cat and some object, for example, prey.

A cat’s whiskers are extremely sensitive to every small change in the environment, they can even feel the slightest vibration in the air.  Whiskers also fulfill the tactile function helping cats to ‘touch’ various objects and determine their shape and quality.

source: Quiz Club

Max’s photo by Diane Marshall

Ah yes, bring me a lemonade, please. I’ll just wait here.

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