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A Simple Plan: Cats

Cats & Its Senses

For those people who do not own any cats, they may tend to question the love and loyalty of the cat to its owner. Even for the fact that the dog is man’s best friend and most human owns a dog, there are still some who owns a cat and they surely love the company of their pet. Some might argue, however, that those who own cats apply human characteristics to non-human entities. Well, those who argue that all animals take care of their young ones just because of instinct have obviously not spent time with a cat. 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. They consist of mewing, purring, hissing, growling, trilling and grunting. Aside from the various specific body languages, a cat also have pheromones.

Cats have similar anatomy just like anyone else. Quick reflexes, sharp retractable claws, flexible bodies and a set of very sharp teeth that can cause to a death of a small prey are just some of the skills that every cat have.

Having astounding senses are what cats are known for. The outer ear flap of every cat can detect sound in all directions which immediately go to their ear canal and will directly go to their ear drum making their ear extra sensitive to the sounds around them. Before the sound can go directly to the brain of the cat it is just a vibration beforehand, then it will go through the eardrum, after that, the middle ear will translate the vibration to sound waves before they can go to the cochlea of the cat’s ear. A cat can hear from twenty hertz up to approximately 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 cat’s ear is also helpful in balancing the cat. If you have noticed, cats land on their feet every time they fall, that explains why.

Nonetheless, cats 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. In order to control the quantity of light that enters the eyes of the cat, the eyes’ pupil are elliptical.