Last Updated on February 23, 2011 by Jenny
Lately I have noticed that Charlie’s whiskers are growing. They seem to be getting longer. He will be 2 years old on July 23rd and so it made me wonder if a cat’s whiskers grow throughout their life or through a certain period of their life. Does anyone know?
Just measured his whiskers and the longest one is 3.5″ whereas the longest one on the other side is only 3″. Trigg, on the other hand, has always had long whiskers that frame his face and make him look even more like the prima donna he is.
On a side note, my cat, Rags, when he went through chemo, didn’t lose his fur, he lost his whiskers, one by one. When they grew back, they were very curly!
Caymus came to my mom with very blunted whiskers. We understand from the vet that the other kittens in the litter bit his whiskers (like they were string) and Murphy was not one of Caymus’ littermates so this behavior did not continue when Caymus came to live with my parents and Murph. As a result, Caymus now has gloriously long beautiful whiskers that extend well beyond his face.
What has happened to your kitty’s whiskers as she or he has grown up? Anything unusual?