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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-10-2014, 11:11 PM Thread Starter
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Whiskers

So, my kitty has always had ridiculously long whiskers, and I recently noticed that they are short as all heck! This bothers me, I swear they are all too close to the exact same length to have just broken off in some kitty action. They look cut, but I don't know why anyone would do that, or even who would do it. Will they grow back out? I've always been told that they don't, and I'd just like confirmation. I miss her long whiskers, they were so dang cute..
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They'll grow back don't worry about it I've read that at multiple places now.

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Fraido,
Is this Nugget? Yes, her whiskers will grow back, it might take a while, but they do come back!!
It does sound like someone trimmed them...strange...
Does she go outside? Would a family member be capable of this? :what:

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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-10-2014, 11:39 PM
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One more possibility...do you have a wood stove or fireplace?
If she got to close, her whiskers could have been singed off...do the ends look sort of melted at the very tips?

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post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-11-2014, 08:29 AM Thread Starter
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It is indeed Nugget!
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(Don't mind the fact that it looks like I'm strangling her, lol.)
Those used to be sooo long! She doesn't go outside, unless I take her out for a few minutes, so nothing would have done that to her whiskers when I'm out there with her. We also don't have any sort of fireplace thing, not where she has access. I was trying to think of who in the house could have done it, but the only one she's around is my dad and I don't see why he would do it!? GAH! Her poor whiskers!
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post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-14-2014, 02:46 AM
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a) She is gorgeous. Even with short whiskers.

b) That IS weird. They are really, really short! Have you spoken to your dad?

I've heard that the ends of cats' whiskers are sensitive. I don't know if that's true, but I hope not.
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Is she your only cat or do you have others around? I've had cat's, especially momacats that would chew off the whiskers of some of her kittens. Some cats will do that.

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post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-14-2014, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
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I haven't asked my dad about it yet, though I don't really think he did it. It would just be super pointless, like, why would someone chop off a cat's whiskers. So weird.

We do have two other cars, but they aren't close, and I can't see her letting them get near her face, let alone chew on her whiskers.
Hm. Who knows what happened to them.
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I noticed my kitten Jasper seems to lose one or two here and there, but never to that extent. It seems odd.
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