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ethereal_haze 5 months ago


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! 6 months ago


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Rachel AdamsonUntitled

I just looked this up on google but now I understand why cats have such good hearing :-) 8 months ago


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HippieChick2 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 10 months ago


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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. 21 months ago


fastonwheelsI want to knowwwww

what is it??? Do they pack their lunch in there??? 21 months ago


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