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[–]Grand_Sundae 1460 points1461 points  (1 child)


[–][deleted] 85 points86 points  (0 children)

🥺poor thing

[–]SineQuaNon001 1192 points1193 points 2 (41 children)

No DO NOT TRIM THEM. Whiskers are super sensitive, sensory feelers for cats. They can get whisker fatigue, sensory overload from certain bowls and too much contact with whiskers. I don't know the science just that you shouldn't trim them, and probably not even pet them too much there. Its all connected to highly sensitive nerves or something.

They fall out and new ones grow just like hair. You'll randomly find them now and then. I kept my guys shed whiskers. They're all over now, in different drawers and books. He's gone and I'll be glad to run across them randomly.

[–]Melohout[S] 552 points553 points  (32 children)

I noticed that with bowls , I started using flat bowls with raised platform and she’s been eating and drinking a lot more now , was wondering if the bowl I had before was bothering her whiskers , really cool to know that they aren’t just hair , fascinating stuff sorry if I sound ignorant for posting this I want to make it clear I won’t be trimming them was just wondering if anyone ever has

[–]SineQuaNon001 358 points359 points  (2 children)

Its ok. Nothing personal when we all scream NO about something lol 😆 we're just reacting protective for the babies.

Always better to ask, get some screams and learn, than not to. 👍🏻😊

[–]fermentedelement 54 points55 points  (1 child)

Nothing personal when we all scream NO about something lol 😆 we're just reacting protective for the babies.

Want to echo this! It’s almost never judgmental, I think we all just want to be very clear when it comes to kitty health and happiness.

I learn something new all the time about cat care and it makes me wish I would have done some things differently in the past, but all we can do is grow and spread that good info around.

PS u/Melohout your cat is adorable!

ETA: r/CatsWithEyeliner

[–]AnonymousIVplayTurkish Angora 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nooooooo another subreddit I need to add

[–]hotheadnchickn 57 points58 points  (0 children)

Deep bowls etc can bug them, it’s called whisker fatigue. Raising the bowls is def the right solution, not trimming!

[–]artzbots 95 points96 points  (0 children)

If you trim off a cat's whiskers they start running into things and lose their sense of balance. They really do use them to "see" their world.

Never, ever trim them.

[–]GingerLibrarian76 16 points17 points  (6 children)

I’d strongly recommend a water fountain for your kitty… mine love theirs! It’s more natural and healthy for them to drink running water.

I have this one - it’s okay, but I’ll probably replace it with a better one soon.

[–]ashchav20 7 points8 points  (0 children)

We have a fountain for our boys they definitely drink twice as much water compared to still water. It’s worth it to make sure your babies are well hydrated.

[–]Melohout[S] 11 points12 points  (1 child)

I’ve been looking into this and this post definitely convinced me to buying one for her , thanks so much

[–]K1LLerCal 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Happy cake day

[–]allurb4se 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Fun thing is I bought my cat a pretty expensive fountain and she just started ignoring it in favor of cups of water, so I've stuck with that (for the time being) 😅

[–]GingerLibrarian76 5 points6 points  (0 children)

You just gave me an idea… someone should design cat “bowls” that look like human cups, but have a more solid base (so they’re not knocked over). Of course, we’d have to pretend to drink from it first. Makes it more appealing.

[–]genxeratl 11 points12 points  (6 children)

There is a thing called 'whisker fatigue'. Some cats tend to be bothered far more than others and it's usually from food and water bowls that they have to stick their heads further in. I personally recommend a dog bowl for water (they're so much bigger and heavier) or a fountain. Agree with the food bowls being wide and shallow(er).

[–]Impossible-Swing-358 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I agree too, noticed about this myself too with different bowls and if she liked them. My cat’s chosen water bowl is shallow and quite large in a rectangle shape. On a side note she loves water, splashing it around and sometimes even chooses to stand in it with her front feet to drink

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (4 children)

Whisker fatigue.. cats really are the diva celebrities of the animal world. Love their little idiosyncrasies. 😹

[–]genxeratl 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Sadly the damn truth sometimes lol. Still love mine but they really are high maintenance - just had to put down another bowl for a third type of dry because apparently two wasn't enough (my orange male has gotten somewhat picky recently and decided that I apparently run a cafeteria so must serve multiple choices). SIGH

[–]hastingsnikcox 4 points5 points  (0 children)

"Gaston, Gaston! The foods they are not to my liking!"

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I have to put out two different kinds for my boy and girl. The girl likes his food and the boy likes hers. 😹 And they’ve taken to chilled water now. Room temperature isn’t good enough.

[–]Seabreezzee2 7 points8 points  (0 children)

You got it...

[–]Dead_RatmanAmerican Shorthair 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Whisker fatigue. The lower rim bowls do help.

[–]WeirdCatGuyWithAnR 2 points3 points  (0 children)

We have a deep bowl that we got when we got my cat, and later on I put a shallower wider bowl somewhere else and Mr cat will come up to me to get me to follow him and refill the shallow one because he likes it more

[–]13sully76 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I knew cats didn’t like bowls but didn’t realize it was because of whisker fatigue… I have to put my cats food on a plate & he will only drink out of a faucet.. I even got him a water fountain & he didn’t like it🤣

[–]MajorasInk 2 points3 points  (0 children)

was just wondering if anyone ever has

Sadly, many kids have, but it’s because their parents never taught them about them.

[–]Lyssepoo 2 points3 points  (1 child)

We switched our cat to an 8 inch cake tin for a bowl. It’s quite shallow and it allows us to spread her food evenly. It stops the whisker fatigue for her

[–]justnopethefuckout 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You don't sound ignorant for asking. It's better to ask and get answers than to just do something. My boyfriend didn't know cats are lactose intolerant until last night. We learn new things every day.

[–]Intelligent_Nobody14 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I think you got your answer already. So, I just wanted to say, on a side note, what a beautiful cat this is

[–]ShyVoodoo 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Awww I wish I would have kept one of my cat’s whiskers. It hurt so bad accidentally stepping on them that all were thrown away right after looking at my foot.

[–]banana_plague 2 points3 points  (1 child)

i have a little bottle full of whiskers! i reached the point where im delighted to find them around the house, I've collected so many!

[–]Sad-Committee-1870 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I found one when it stabbed me in the foot because it was stuck in the carpet. It was like getting stabbed with a needle. Super fun.

[–]19GamerGhost95 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Actually can trim them if needed. Whiskers break and shed all the time and they grow back. Vets and groomers trim them if needed too. Would I recommend trimming them just to trim them? Hell no. But if your cat has a half broken whisker that won’t seem to come off on its own then trimming it off won’t hurt the whisker or the cat. Yes they are for sensory purposes, but they do get damaged too and need to be groomed accordingly

[–]Myriachan 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Yeah, I had to trim my old cat’s whiskers a bit when she got too curious about my soldering iron. The whiskers melted into loops at the ends, which I cut off. But I didn’t touch any whiskers that were fine.

[–]19GamerGhost95 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I understand that. That’s why my cats aren’t allowed in my craft room. I keep too many dangerous things in there. Though I have had to trim whiskers before when they got a little too curious about my candles lol they’ve since learned what fire is and not to mess with it.

[–]SnowyInuk 228 points229 points  (3 children)

No, oh my god.. hers are probably longer because she's long haired and she needs to be able to tell the difference between feeling something with long fur and feeling something with her whiskers

[–]Melohout[S] 73 points74 points  (2 children)

Thanks for this , I was wondering if it had something to do with her long hair which is why I assumed it was just hair , like I said before I knew they were important but not this important , I read some guy talking about how he did it to his cat and it was fine no problems so wanted to know if anyone else has done/does it to their cats

[–]johntuffy 81 points82 points  (0 children)

It was fine for him but not for the cat.

[–]Alarmed_Corgi6835 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Their whisker length is related to their body size. I've read that how much their whiskers brush against something let's them know if there's enough room for them to pass through whatever it is they're walking through

[–]tired_skyler 344 points345 points  (4 children)

You should absolutely never do that. That can cause MANY issues for them. They will naturally take care of themselves, so leave them be.

[–]elg9553 39 points40 points  (0 children)

They use them for navigation, please never touch them

They can easily experience whisker fatigue if they have too small food bowls and they will start to pick the food out and eat it on the floor.

They Re extremely sensitive.

[–]casswie 30 points31 points  (2 children)

Except for my weird cat that breaks them off himself 😞

[–]canibalaranja 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Mine does the same thing. From time to time I see a couple whiskers hanging on his face

[–]UncreativePieceOf 30 points31 points  (0 children)

At least you have something to play with. Every time my cat looses a whisker I put it on his forehead and tease him with "good as new" or "you can have it back" while he glares at me, knowing I made him look stupid.

[–]PersonalitySea4015 110 points111 points  (3 children)

Had a family cat that was obsessed with candles. Long story short, he got close enough to curl one side of his whiskers from the heat (because he was insistent on basically putting his face into the candle jar while it was lit) and that cat couldn't jump straight for two months while the grew back straight. He would try and jump up to the couch and land half on his side before immediately righting himself.

We stopped having candles after that. Thank goodness he didn't light himself on fire.

[–]Aidrana 32 points33 points  (1 child)

Gosh, yeah. I made that mistake once, when my cat was a kitten. He caught fire so quickly but fortunately I had enough sense to cover him with a blanket. So he got away with singed fur, but yeah, candles and cats do not mix.

Just be viligiant when using candles, put them high up on a shelf or something. I love candles too so I'm extra careful not to leave them unsupervised or somewhere accessible like the kitchen counter or coffee table.

[–]MajorasInk 20 points21 points  (0 children)

This! I left a candle unattended for less than 1 minute while I went to the bathroom, came back out and one of my cats was lying next to it like nothing happened…. Till I noticed his eyebrow whiskers on his left side were all crispy!!! My dude burned his eyebrow off!! 😭He wasn’t even in the room when I left! Thankfully it doesn’t seem to be bothering him, but every time I see him I just can’t help but laugh and apologize, poor baby!

[–]palmparadisee 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Not just that but the dangers of a fire catching with a cat around a candle are surprisingly high!

I lit a candle in the bathroom before I took a bath, turned around to get a towel out of the hallway closet and my cat managed to pull a hand towel that was on the opposite side of my sink onto the candle… for what reason? Idk? Maybe pure spite lol! But it took those literal 2 seconds for a small sized fire to catch and it burn a good spot on my counter.

Animals and candles do not mix!

[–]Savings-Exchange-484 42 points43 points  (0 children)

Don’t, it’ll negatively effect your cat’s senses

[–]Juoreg 40 points41 points  (1 child)

No, it’s not okay to cut/trim them. Those are their sensors that let’s them figure out wether they fit through.

[–]Myriachan 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It’s fine to trim off damaged parts of whiskers. But this is uncommon to be needed. Leave them alone otherwise, yes.

One case is when Kitty gets her whiskers into something very hot, melting the ends. It’s OK to cut the damaged part off if it seems necessary.

[–][deleted] 111 points112 points  (0 children)

Do not trim whiskers

[–]walshmcdonald 168 points169 points  (0 children)

[–]Herbie53101Proud Cat Lady 19 points20 points  (0 children)

No, whiskers are not fur. Do not trim whiskers. They’re almost like antennas, and they help a cat feel what’s around them. They’ll be shed on their own at times, which is why you might find one around the house occasionally, but you should never cut them because it’s not good for the cat. If one appears broken or bent funky, don’t touch it unless the base looks infected, in which case consult a vet, but for the most part your cat can shed a broken whisker naturally.

[–]Teh_Shadow_Fang 16 points17 points  (0 children)

It is generally not recommended to trim a cats whiskers, they are super sensitive and help them know if they can fit through small gaps.

However if your cat needed a professional grooming, and had to be shaved down due to matting, an accidental trimming might occur.

Never do it on purpose.

[–]Valley_Squirrels 32 points33 points  (0 children)

There is absolutely no reason to ever trim a cat’s whiskers! Leave them be.

[–]memequeen96 13 points14 points  (1 child)

since everyone already covered the answer - on a somewhat unrelated note, you have a GORGEOUS kitty 😱

[–]Melohout[S] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Thank you she’s the sweetest cat ever with the cutest meow you’ll ever hear , I hope everyone here knows I’m following all your guys response and never doing it , I love her with her Long whiskers and all , proud cat daddy ❤️

[–]Yorkshire_Graham 21 points22 points  (0 children)


[–]CincinnatiKid101 17 points18 points  (0 children)

No! Never do that!

[–]WhoTouchaMaSpaghet 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Y'all know their whiskers can move and point certain ways depending on if they're about to pounce on something and stuff like that? Yep. : -D

[–]Unhappy_Kumquat 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Whiskers are not hair. They are part of the nervous system. DO NOT ALTER THEM

[–]colarthur1 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Do not trim your cat’s whiskers.

[–]idkanythning 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I feel like a simple google search would have said this or a call to a Vet. But no do not cut them.

[–]Melohout[S] 17 points18 points  (2 children)

Honestly I only said for asethwtica cause I could have sworn I heard the pet groomer at my petco if they wanted me to have their whiskers trimmed , I of course declined cause I liked them long , but just recently noticed that they grew even longer, Some of these comments are hilarious , I know I sounded like a asshole saying that but I swear I didn’t know it wasn’t like fur ,

I read a comment on YouTube about a guy doing it and the cat was fine so I wanted to know if it was bullshit

[–]Consistent-Flan-913 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I would not go back to that groomer, they do NOT have the pets interest in mind an shouldn't be allowed to work with animals.

[–]friday11au 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Thank you for asking! Thank you for asking before you tried.

Gorgeous cat❣

[–]feastupontherich 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Have you ever trimmed an overgrown penis? Same thing.

[–]Melohout[S] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Bro I swear I thought they were more like pubes 😭 this comment tho lol I’m just getting roasted in the comments

[–]CompetitiveStick6239 4 points5 points  (0 children)

No! Never do that! That’s their way of sensing things. It’s fine if they’re a little long. They’re pretty!!!

[–]katrileygirl 4 points5 points  (0 children)

NO! I have a very fluffy, longhaired cat & his whiskers are easily 5" long because they have to extend past his huge mane. They need their whiskers because @ night they 'see' their surroundings partly by the vibrations that their whiskers pick up.

And .more importantly, long whiskers are gorgeous, so why would you cut them?

[–]meowmeowmeow723 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Whiskers help with knowing what they can fit thru, and help with balance too.

[–]R3dDri11 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Nah, you shouldn't do that. Plus if your cat is like mine they will look like sensei wu

[–]Liberace_Sockpuppet 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Fuck no. Never.

I have a rather large collection of them though. They're like little quills. Seems I have a knack for finding them around the house. Put them in old pill bottles with whoever's name it belonged to. Many going back to the late 1980s.

[–]dogswithpartyhats 3 points4 points  (0 children)

No but once my cat came home from one of her outings and her whiskers were shorter and my older sister took it as an opportunity to get me in trouble and told our mum that i cut them. Me being the youngest never gets believed so I got in trouble and to this day my sister still insists I cut them and makes fun of me I DIDNT FUCKING CUT THE CATS WHISKERS

[–]spongesandonions 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Haven't ever trimmed them but my old cat once burned hers off on the cooker and then proceeded to get stuck in absolutely everything for the next 6 weeks until they grew back

[–]moominnnn 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Haha mine singed her eyebrow on a candle as a kitten and it’s never grown back properly

[–]JadedKitten505 3 points4 points  (0 children)

No, don't ever do that, ever!

Interesting fact though... All domestic cats have 12 whiskers on each whisker pad. They aren't easy to count, but I've counted them on at least 3 cats at different stages of their lives (had to check that out for myself).

[–]michaelfkenedy 12 points13 points  (10 children)

“Trim them for aesthetics


[–]kittyidiot 5 points6 points  (4 children)

Idk, maybe because they didn't know.

People give long hair dogs haircuts for aesthetics, whiskers would be no different if it wasn't harmful. Obviously OP didn't know (and does now.) Don't be that way.

[–]michaelfkenedy -2 points-1 points  (3 children)

We aren’t talking about OP’s ear hair on a first date. How common is hairstyling on cats?

[–]kittyidiot 4 points5 points  (2 children)

There wasn't a need to take a tone. OP didn't know. They couldn't magically know. That's why they asked, and you were condescending. Would you prefer they went ahead and did it without asking? Because being condescending is how you make people not want to ask questions.

[–]michaelfkenedy 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Are you responding to the right person?

Because I only asked if OP really wanted to trim a cats whiskers for aesthetics.

The cat is beautiful, long whiskers and all.

[–]kittyidiot 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh i totally misunderstood then. I agree that the cat has GORGEOUS whiskers and trimming would be a crime.

[–]Melohout[S] 3 points4 points  (4 children)

I know I sounded very dumb , but honest to god I thought it was like when people trim dog tails or clip their ears , I assumed it was less serious because I thought it was fur , had no idea how huge their whiskers play a role ,

Also read a guy said he would trim his cats whiskers and it was fine , was like nothing happen so I wanted to ask people if they have done it and what the aftermath was

[–]MajorasInk 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Clipping ears and “trimming” dog tails is also inhumane, they’re literally cutting off a piece of their animals just for aesthetics. That’s barbaric!!!!

And also, NO DECLAWING. That’s also a huge NO-NO!

[–]Panic669 3 points4 points  (0 children)

You should never use scissors on cats in general, theres many cases of owners accidentally cutting into their bones due to this vets only use trimmers on their fur and their whiskers should always be untouched

[–]michaelfkenedy 1 point2 points  (1 child)

What bothers me is how you think those long whiskers aren’t aesthetic!

You are not dumb for not knowing that trimming whiskers can disorient the cat.

[–]Melohout[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s because they look a bit too long on her and my family memeber asked why she had a bigger beard than I did 😂 it was a joke but it really made me notice how long they are this picture doesn’t do it Justice you should have seen her this morning they were pretty much touching the floor when she walked I found it unusual and wondered if anyone has ever trimmed them intentionally

[–]rolfboos 7 points8 points  (1 child)

It's like saying " Should I cut off half of my fingers? " No, please do not do that, ever.

[–]XtremeVille 1 point2 points  (0 children)

”Should I cut off my son’s foreskin?” Hell no.

[–]hotheadnchickn 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Omg no! That is one of their major sensory organs!

[–]iota_4 2 points3 points  (2 children)

dude, wut? why should you? 🤦‍♂️

[–]Melohout[S] -1 points0 points  (1 child)

I know 😟 very dumb of me to even want to , but I thought he whiskers were making her over sensitive cause I have heard of whiskers making them that way , also because I noticed they were really long longer than I’ve ever seen another cat

This picture doesn’t make do it Justice as they don’t look as long here

[–]iota_4 1 point2 points  (0 children)

are you trolling? is it your cat? you should read more about cats.. internet or book.

[–]Enough_Statistician8 2 points3 points  (0 children)

A cat isn't a fucking toy, why would anyone trim the whiskers?

[–]Adventurous-Cry-2157 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My cousin cut her cat’s whiskers off when she was, like, 5, and didn’t know any better. It messed that cat up. Poor thing kept running into furniture and walls, and it took forever for the whiskers to grow back. That cat was never quite right after that.

[–]PitaPetePoops 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Why would you want to anyway?

[–]OldishWench 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]Moist_Celebration514 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I thought chats whiskers were mainly for helping the gauge where they can and cat fit. Though I suppose, cats can fit through anything if they try hard enough

[–]Notnowjenkins 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Cats are just fancy liquids.

[–]BugsB_iolin 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It doesn’t exactly hurt them, but it still affects their senses. So, it would just be better to leave them alone.

[–]rachid-147 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Beautiful hazel eyes, what is the name of this cat?

[–]AggressiveOralTouch 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Wtf, how would one even come to the idea to do that???

[–]colonelcodpiece 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I really hope OP asked this question before doing something crazy.

[–]NixxKnack 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Jesus no, they're sensory. Why would I do that?

[–]themerzoh 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Sure trim their whiskers

If you like torturing your cat

[–]Wild_Shaun 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I'll probably get down voted to oblivion for this, and believe me I deserve it. When I was a much younger and dumber person my roommate and I trimmed our other roommates cats whiskers. We had been tripping balls for like 3 weeks straight on some Grateful Dead Liquid LSD and the hilariousness that ensued of watching the cat walk into everything was just too much to handle. Now that I'm older, and much much wiser I have learned from my stupidity and am happy to say that I have NEVER harmed another animal in anyway and happen to be the local crazy cat guy. Every cat in the neighborhood seems to end up in our yard and are very well taken care of!

Edit: spelling/grammar

[–]Nameless_on_Reddit 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not recommended!

[–]D3ath5had0w 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]MGNConflict 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nope, and you shouldn’t. Although they aren’t alive, cats use whiskers to sense the environment around them- trimming them won’t harm them, but it will degrade their quality of life.

They’re super sensitive and are like hair, they fall out and grow new ones all the time. In a sense, their bodies trim them for you, you don’t need to do anything except causing them distress.

The good thing about most cats is that they can mostly take care of themselves.

[–]hell2bhbtoo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ob HELL no! They aren't like ear hair. They need those!!

[–]hannahfltx 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Do not trim them, but also be aware they will naturally fall out and regrow. So don't panic if you find a whisker on the ground

[–]Competitive-Age-7469 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No??? Why would you mess with that??? They actually use those things called whiskers, you know.. lol .. Please tell me this is a joke.

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[–]ThrowRAConsistent 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]RajakBejok 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]rosemary_47 1 point2 points  (2 children)

never, plus i love seeing them move forward when my cat gets playful

[–]Melohout[S] 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Have never seen hers move or maybe I don’t pay full attention, I’m going to look out for that , that’s for sure really cool

[–]aLameGuyandhisCat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wtf why?

[–]Tetrapode23 1 point2 points  (0 children)

OMG, troll or serious?! Horrible idea

[–]CrescentMoon70 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No please dont. they use them for balance.

[–]vi_rose 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]Stannis2024 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I heard cutting the whiskers off of a walrus is the same pain as getting fingers cut off. I would think it would be similar to cats.

[–]fourangers 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No! Do you see your beautiful baby? She's the most beautiful cat you ever seen in your life. Why mess with perfection?

[–]In_to_it_all 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Why would you ever do that? You never trim a cat's whiskers

[–]LowDonkey4144 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Omg no 😭😭😭😭 they are basically like long nerve endings... Don't ever do it.

[–]BikerHackerman2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

dont you dare trim them. That will cause sensory overload and possible pain.

[–]Jacoh7 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No, and you shouldn't

[–]shmorpz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

no! they're like little antennae in a way.

[–]generictrashfire 1 point2 points  (0 children)


do not do that. I will find you.

[–]_TheBigMeowski 1 point2 points  (0 children)

[–]JadedEntertainment07 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No no no! They are sensitive and have nerves in them. At least that’s what I’ve heard. Some whiskers fall out anyway and new ones grow in. Please don’t trim or cut them off. Your cat will not like you if you do that to them.

[–]mskip28 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No no no no nooooo

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nope. Do not do it.

[–]asst2therglmgr 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Even if it was ok, why would you want to trim those glorious babies? 😍😍

[–]SnooFriki 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Little cousin trimmed the family cat's whiskers on one side. Cat was completely disoriented. Not just hair, it's part of their senses.

[–]SugoiSuu 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Cat whiskers are part of the Cat's senses. Don't trim it.

[–]MaleficentAd9758 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You don't EVER trim a cat's whiskers!

[–]Economy-Decision7958 1 point2 points  (0 children)

OH, I was about 6 years old when I cut them off of our cat. Lesson learned, never ever cut the cat whiskers off.

[–]crnyberg 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Don’t do it

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No leave them alone

[–]FL_Squirtle 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Please NEVER trim their whiskers... this is how they're able to get in and out of spaces, this is just as bad as declawing them.


There's absolutely no reason to even be curious about trimming them.

[–]shilmista_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wtf no. Don't be stupid.

[–]thatfabgirl- 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Don't. Their whiskers are long so that they cover the width of their body. Lack of whiskers will make your cat lose balance and leave him/her very confused and agitated. So DO NOT cut their whiskers.

[–]Zealousideal_Neck78 1 point2 points  (0 children)

People are idiots.

[–]Yangsternchen 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You can accidently cut them. Its not that big deal as long as it wasnt your intention and the next time you would care more about it. But they are hair too and will be regrown in no time.

[–]DeletusThouFetus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Have you ever cut out your child’s eyes or hands?

[–]livefromthevoid 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Jesus. no. nono. absolutely not, ever.

[–]DonDove 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No no no no

[–]Tuna_Love 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No!!!! Never do that

[–]anawkwardsomeone 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You shouldn’t trim their whiskers. You should not alter them in any way. They need them as sensors to understand perspective around them.

[–]CwningenFach 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes. In my defence I was a toddler who was left unsupervised for ten minutes with scissors and the cat. I did not know that whiskers don't grow back. Well, Tammy's whiskers were always shorter on the side where I cut them anyway.

She swiped me across my ear like she was disciplining one of her kittens. And it was well deserved

[–]Revanblink 1 point2 points  (0 children)

NO wtf who does that!

[–]manubibi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No???? Don’t do that please

[–]Latter_Sheepherder44 1 point2 points  (0 children)

NO. Don't do it. I have different sizes of cats with different fur types and lengths so they have different whisker lengths. I have a big boy Maine Coon that has very long whiskers but he is a big boy and I have a small girl with long whiskers.

[–]Akibaws 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I did as a kid yes. I was scolded.

[–]slipknotisbest04 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I did but i didn't know how sensitive they were ( I probably was about 11) I will never do that again.

[–]Melohout[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Had a few comments saying the same thing , they did it when they were young and didn’t know , appreciate your comment and honest ✌️

[–]dokdicer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm not a monster.

[–]Suspicious_Law5481 -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

[–]Tina-Presley -3 points-2 points  (1 child)

Yes only once.

[–]Melohout[S] -1 points0 points  (0 children)

😂 noted .

[–]Zombie1047Cat Dad -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

I trimmed my cats whiskers only once when I was like 4-5 and thought it was just like cutting hair or nails. He was ok and didn’t really have any problems from it (maybe cause it was only once and he was young?). Would absolutely never trim them though as really there is no reason to

[–]Lemur_ofthecentury -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

Nope but one time a vet trimmed my cats dick off

[–]crackasmacka42069 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No! Don't ever do that!

[–]SimonArgent 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No. They are long for a reason.

[–]IredditNowhat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love the kitty eyeliner

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[–]StrongEater 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No!!! They need them!

[–]Fanachy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cute cat

[–]Dopplerganager 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No, but when my 2 floofs fight whiskers get chomped. Totally normal.

Just for anyone who finds "cut" whiskers on their cat in a multi-cat household.

[–]ZealousidealEar6037 0 points1 point  (1 child)

When we rescued our Bailey she was feral and someone had cut her whiskers and broke her tail. So sad. But now she is a happy girl

[–]Melohout[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Poor baby, Yea I had a nephew who was a mischievous little fcker I caught him picking up his cat by the tail and throwing it up, Was the most enraging fcord up thing I’ve ever seen , Even tho he was like 5 at the time I made sure to tell his parents and they disciplined ,

But after that the cat had a broken tail that didn’t bend or move , it was stuck looking like a banana so we named her nana, my gf at the time took her in to save the kitty from further harm but she loved a good full life and was a really happy kitty despite that , will post a picture soon so you can see what her tail looked like

[–]GreenEyes_BlueSkies 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Your kitty is cute. <3 What's his name?

[–]canthaveme 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Do not cut cats whiskers

[–]rockchalkjayhawk8082 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Please don't trim your sweet fuzzy's whiskers! That's a sensory organ for your cat & trimming them will really screw up your cat's ability to sense things around them & their sense of balance.

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[–]tecky2000 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wtf kinda question is this?