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post #1 of 10
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Is it okay to trim my cats wiskers?
post #2 of 10
You should not trim your cats whiskers. Cats use them as sensory devices so it would be a bad idea to deprive them of that.
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
okay thanks for replying
post #4 of 10
Just out of curiousity, why would you want to?
post #5 of 10
Back in the "old days" cars had curb feelers on their fenders, to keep their giant white wall tires from hitting curbs. Cat whiskers are like curb feelers...they keep your cat from hitting the curb.
post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 
Originally Posted by coaster
Just out of curiousity, why would you want to?
within the past 2 months they seemed to have gotten really long. 2 or 3 of them have bends in them in the middle. so i thought i could tidy them up a bit for him
post #7 of 10
They continue to grow until they fall out and new whiskers grow in. I suppose it woudn't actually hurt the cat if you wanted to trim the bent ones. They'll grow back out, hopefully straight. I would recommend against trimming ALL the whiskers, though, simply because they're long.

I think long whiskers give a cat's face character.
post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
okie i will leave his silly whiskers alone, i just want him to remain handsome! lol
post #9 of 10
lol well he will, hes a very adorable kitty, cute pic :-D
post #10 of 10
Aw, he is very gorgeous! some of my kitties chew on each others whiskers.
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