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Cats & Its Senses

Some people would question the loyalty and love of the cat to its owner especially if the people doubting it doesn’t have any cat at all. Dogs might claim the title of man’s best friend, but everyone who has lived with cats knows they’re simply too awesome to want to be friends with. Some might argue, however, that those who own cats apply human characteristics to non-human entities. It is not true especially in the case of cats that animals take care of their young ones only because of instinct. This article has helpful information about cats, together with just about everything you might want to know to help you and your precious cat in living together.

BASIC INFO

When it comes to vocalizations, cat communication surely has a lot of varieties. Trilling, grunting, mewing, growling, purring and hissing are just some of the various communication skills of a cat. Cats have cat pheromones and a number of specific body languages as well.

Cats have similar anatomy just like anyone else. They are very strong with quick reflexes, flexible bodies, sharp retractable claws, and very sharp teeth that are adapted to killing small prey like mice.

Having astounding senses are what cats are known for. A cat’s outer ear flap takes in sound from every direction, which then goes down their ear canals to the eardrum. After the sound vibrates on the eardrum, the middle ear changes the vibration to sound waves and sends them to the cat’s cochlea and finally the brain. Although some people would think that the sensitivity of a cat’s ear can only go up to twenty hertz, however, they got it wrong since it can go as high as 65,000 hertz. Compared to the low pitch, cats are more responsive to high pitch, which is probably the reason why they do sound like a woman with a high pitched voice. The ears are also assist cats in balance. This is the main reason why cats normally land on their feet when falling.

The last thing that you have to know about cats is that they cannot see in total darkness. However, their eyes can still be protected from the dark through their third eyelid which is known as the haw. The pupil of the cat’s eyes are elliptical in order to control the quantity of light that enters their eyes.

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