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Everything About Whiskers! How animals have whiskers? Why? Everything

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  • Whiskers
  • Notallanimalshavegreateyesight,andsomeneedtobeable tohuntandmoveatnightwhenit’shardertosee.Plus, animalswithlongsnouts,likedogs,sometimeshavetrouble seeingthingsthatarerightinfrontoftheirbignoses!
  • Althoughcatsanddogsclearlyrelishcleaningmorselsoffoodoff theirwhiskers,the longhairshaveotherpurposes,fromsensing thingsclosetotheirfacetocommunication.
  • Whenitcomesto pethair,whiskersarelonger,thickerandmore rigid,aswellasmoredeeplyembeddedintheskin.Eachwhiskeris rootedinahairfolliclethat'sfilledwithbloodvesselsandnerves. Andlikeotherhairs,whiskerswilloccasionallyfalloutandgrow back.
  • Mostanimalshave12whiskersthatarearrangedinfourrowson eithercheek,butthewhiskerpatternindogsismorevaried. Whiskerscanalsosproutabovetheeyes,aswellasunderthe chin. Cats canalsogrowwhiskersbehindtheirwrists.
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