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What’s In A Cat’s Whiskers?

Whiskers are special sensory organs of cats. The tip of each whisker has an extremely sensitive receptor that is able to send messages directly to the cat’s brain and nervous system. Even the slightest change in wind direction or the presence of airborne vibrations brought about by a butterfly or even a fly can be detected by cats with the help of their whiskers. When walking through a dark and unfamiliar place, a cat’s whiskers help him maneuver through the area by detecting furniture and other objects that are in his path based on air current changes. A cat’s whiskers enable him to “see” anything up close because they are naturally farsighted creatures. It can also help a cat determine whether he can fit through an opening or space. 

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