The cat's ear is a structure full of curiosities. It is through it that cats hear and communicate with the world around them. Even with the different shapes and sizes, one thing is certain: feline hearing is able to pick up various sounds with great ease. But is it possible to differentiate this auditory structure according to cat breeds? The answer is yes, and to help you outin this mission the Paws of the House has put together a short guide that will help you identify cats with small, large, short, pointed, rounded ears, among others. Let's go?See_also: Munchkin: curiosities, origin, characteristics, care and personality... everything about the "sausage cat"
Cat with short, erect ears: see some breeds that fit this pattern
It is not difficult to recognize this type of cat ear: they are smaller in size and do not attract much attention, but they are always pointed upwards (erect). This makes most guardians believe that the animal is always in a state of alert, but it is not quite so: it is an anatomical feature of the body of these cats. Some of the very popular cat breeds have this type of cat ear.ear, such as the Persian, Himalayan and Burmese cat.
Scottish Fold and British Shorthair are examples of cats with small, curved ears
Here it is important to make a distinction between the droopy-eared cat and the cat that has a naturally small and more curved ear, which can give the appearance that the ear is down. Breeds such as the Scottish Fold and British Shorthair have this characteristic, so that the cat's ear is in a more curved position, resulting in a small fold on the top of the head that leaves these animalsHowever, it doesn't mean that their ears are "droopy", they just have a curvature that gives this impression. Cats only keep their ears down when they are feeling threatened or afraid of something, and this is independent of the breed.
Cats with large, slightly rounded ears have better hearing
One breed of cat with large, rounded ears is the Sphynx, the famous hairless cat. Anyone who has seen the cat knows what we're talking about: the ears of these animals draw a lot of attention because of their size, but what few people realize is that the tips of them are slightly rounded. This type of shape is able to provide a wider hearing to felines, capturingOther cat breeds with large ears that we can highlight are the Savannah and the Korat.
Cat with large pointed ear is not very common
It is a little more difficult to find cats with this type of ear. Some people refer to them as pointed ears, and others as triangular ears, but the fact is that this is a characteristic shape of a few breeds of cat, not being so common. The Ragamuffin and Maine Coon are examples that can be cited. Generally, the cat with pointed ears has this structure in evidence with a sizerelatively large, so that the ears are usually well separated and point in different directions.
Here are some important cat ear care tips
No matter what type of cat's ear, every guardian should take very good care of this region and monitor it frequently to avoid infections in the cat's ear, such as feline otitis and other diseases. To clean this area, the guardian should invest in specific products for the hygiene of pets. With this, just moisten a cotton pad in the product and then pass it over the entire outer area of the cat's ear.And beware: do not use cotton swabs or sharp objects at these times, as this can end up hurting the animal's ear, which is naturally sensitive.See_also: Inflamed adanal gland of cats: what is it, causes and how to treat?