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Have you ever wondered what a cat’s whiskers actually do besides tickling our faces at night?

A cat’s whiskers are so valuable that if they’re cut off, it can affect their hunting ability and even their ability to navigate around. They’re so sensitive that they help cats to detect changes in the air current, which helps them navigate in the dark in much the same way we would hold out our arms and use our fingers to feel for objects. This ability also helps with hunting, as they detect the potential swift movement of their prey.

A cat also uses their muzzle whiskers to help determine whether they can fit through small gaps. These whiskers are theoretically about the same size as the cat’s body width, so if they can fit through a gap without bending then the cat should get through, although if the cat is a bit tubby then this isn’t always the case.

The whiskers above a cat’s eyes help when they’re hunting in grassy or bushy areas. They trigger a protective blink if there’s something that might get in the eyes.

Their whiskers can also reflect their mood. When they’re hanging loosely on either side they’re probably relaxed. When they’re scared or ready for a battle they’re flat against their face to prevent damage, and when they’re on alert or hunting they’re forward facing to help in prey detection.


Please consider adopting a kitten/cat from us. Contact us via our website www.cats-welfare-tenerife.com or ring/whatsapp Maria (English) on 646629129, seven days a week 09.00-18.00 or Sandra (Spanish and German) after 18.00 on 671282773. All kittens go with a week’s trial, in your home, so you can be sure you’ve made the right decision.


Little Ginger is about four months old. He’s been neutered and had all his jabs etc. He has been on a week’s trial but the people have decided they are not cat people. It’s such a pity as a more friendly little boy you will never find. He is very confident and playful. I hope someone out there will give him the chance of a loving home. Contact us at the Cats Welfare if this could be you.

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Donation items can be dropped into the shop on San Blas in Golf del Sur. It is open seven days a week 10.00 until 18.00 but on Saturdays closes at 16.00. If you don’t have transport or have large bulky items such as furniture and household effects to donate please ring Mark on 636590557 and he will arrange collection.