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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-15-2005, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
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How Long Are Your Cat's Whiskers?

Kiley – 4 ½”

Halifax – 4 ¼”

Tigger – 2 ¼”

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-15-2005, 07:46 PM
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KitKat's are about 2½ to 3
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-16-2005, 08:46 AM
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I am not around my cat right now to measure.

I just thought of something. If your cat's whisker's are to judge if he/she can get through a space, do they grow the appropriate length if your cat is fat or skinny?

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-16-2005, 09:28 AM
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Lily 8cm

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MurphysMommy , that's quite an interesting thought, I don't think so, because Kirby's are alot shorter than Lily's and she's about half his size! But Kirby did have his whiskers burnt quite badly at about 14 weeks, maybe they've never fully recovered?


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I am not around my cat right now to measure.

I just thought of something. If your cat's whisker's are to judge if he/she can get through a space, do they grow the appropriate length if your cat is fat or skinny?
Nope... that's why cats shouldn't get fat!

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my kittens got some really long whiskers, she has one that looks like it got broken though coz its really disfigured on the tip and its waaaay shorter than alla the other ones, but id say around 2 inches, maybe 3 or 4

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-18-2005, 01:08 AM
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I have read alot about cats and their wiskers, my sphynx does not have any wiskers....or hair for that fact

I did alot of research on the breed, but that is something I never came across....it does not seem to effect the breed.

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Everybody seems to think that a cat's whiskers are to gauge whether or not it can fit through a specific space. But after I cut off my cat's whiskers I asked around, and did a lot of research, and this simply does not seem to be the case. Many cats do not have whiskers to begin with, and the cats that have thier whiskers removed(accidental or otherwise) seem to be perfectly fine. I've never heard of any adverse effects of a cat losing thier whiskers.

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