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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-21-2004, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
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Bent/Broken Whiskers

I've noticed that, in the past couple of days, Skeeter has broken a few of his whiskers. Some of them are hanging on still, but look bent. Does this hurt him or cause any balance/depth perception problems?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-21-2004, 07:26 PM
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I think they mostly use their whiskers for space issues. They know they can't fit in a certain area if their whiskers brush against the sides of wherever they are trying to fit. I believe whiskers grow back too and if they are bent or broken they aren't in pain at all...probably just like if a human breaks a fingernail. You're cat should be fine...just a little funny looking.
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Re: Bent/Broken Whiskers

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I've noticed that, in the past couple of days, Skeeter has broken a few of his whiskers. Some of them are hanging on still, but look bent. Does this hurt him or cause any balance/depth perception problems?

Oh My Gosh! My 22 week old kitten's name is Skeeter!
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Re: Bent/Broken Whiskers

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Oh My Gosh! My 22 week old kitten's name is Skeeter!

Isn't that a coincidence?! Jim and I chose the name for him because, growing up we both had cats; Jim's cat's name was Sneakers and my cat's name was Scarlett. So, we put the sounds of the two names together and came up with Skeeter! We love him so much. I mean, just look at that little face!
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I gave mine his name, Because when he was real small, he was the one who was real fast. He'd run by and it looked like a streak of lightning passing through. And mosquito seemed a bit weird. And Some people do call mosquito's Sketters.. hehe..
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