It’s hard to imagine a cat without a luxurious mustache! However, nature did not invent them for beauty. Century after century, the mustache helped cats survive in the wild, and today, domestic hunters can not do without them either. So what is their function? About this in our article.
What is the name of a mustache for cats and what are they?
The mustache in cats grows not only under the nose, but also on the forehead, near the eyes, on the chin and even on the paws. More precisely, it is correct to call them not “mustache”, but “vibrissa”. These are sensitive, hard hairs that are longer than the coat. There are about 40 pieces of such hairs on the cat’s body, and only 24 of them are on the face. Continue reading