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Find out what the little pockets on cats' ears are for


 

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Darrin PeppersI agree on cats

This is a great entry and I love cats so I had to write a quick blurb….........Id love to find out what the pockets are for! 8 months ago


Rachel AdamsonUntitled

I just looked this up on google but now I understand why cats have such good hearing :-) 10 months ago


HippieChick2I was studying JJ's ears . . .

The small flap on a cat’s outer ear is called the pinna. Cats have an amazing ability to hear even the faintest sounds. Their superior hearing would not be possible without the ear flap.
Appearance
The ear flap is located toward the base of the cat’s outer ear. It will be upright on most cats, with the exception of breeds like the Scottish Fold which have folded ears. It is usually covered in short, fine fur like the rest of the cat’s ear.
Purpose
The ear flap is an important part of a cat’s superior hearing system. According to Washington State University, the ear flap helps funnel sound into the cat’s ear canal to help them hear better.
Ear Canal
Cats have a longer ear canal than humans, with nearly a 90 degree turn, making it more challenging for sounds to reach the ear drum.
Rotating Ear
Cats also have the ability to swivel the ear flap and the entire outer ear toward the source of a noise.
Hearing
Cats can hear sounds up to five times farther away than humans, according to TheCatSite.com. And despite the dog’s reputation for being able to hear high-pitched frequencies, cats can actually hear even higher frequencies 12 months ago


Samson UgoAnxious of making it in a big way

I need a godfather here 2 back me up.in order 2 make my goal. 16 months ago


Meganekoi do not own this

The small flap on a cat’s outer ear is called the pinna. Cats have an amazing ability to hear even the faintest sounds. Their superior hearing would not be possible without the ear flap.
Appearance
The ear flap is located toward the base of the cat’s outer ear. It will be upright on most cats, with the exception of breeds like the Scottish Fold which have folded ears. It is usually covered in short, fine fur like the rest of the cat’s ear.

Purpose
The ear flap is an important part of a cat’s superior hearing system. According to Washington State University, the ear flap helps funnel sound into the cat’s ear canal to help them hear better.

Ear Canal
Cats have a longer ear canal than humans, with nearly a 90 degree turn, making it more challenging for sounds to reach the ear drum.

Rotating Ear
Cats also have the ability to swivel the ear flap and the entire outer ear toward the source of a noise.

Hearing
Cats can hear sounds up to five times farther away than humans, according to TheCatSite.com. And despite the dog’s reputation for being able to hear high-pitched frequencies, cats can actually hear even higher frequencies. 23 months ago


fastonwheelsI want to knowwwww

what is it??? Do they pack their lunch in there??? 23 months ago


trickywabbitI googled it, haha!

The ear pocket, or pinna helps enable a cat’s exceptional hearing ability. The pinna performs two functions; it funnels sound into the ear canal in the middle ear, and it also helps the ear flex and rotate up to 180 degrees to better pinpoint and funnel sounds.

Groovy. 2 years ago


PhychickUntitled

Whenever I touch them on my cats eats, he flicks his ears back and eventually gets so annoyed that he walks off. 2 years ago


Nancylittle pockets on cats' ears

I call them “delicate ear folds”.
Cool that other people are curious about them, too.
:) 2 years ago


melissa groomthat's great- anyone got any info on this?

brilliant- if you’re goal was to make someone smile- you’ve done it :) 2 years ago


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