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Answered 2016-08-27 07:55:02

That's a frequently asked question and a very good one, in fact. Whiskers are a very delicate sense organ. The slightest contact, even a soft breeze will cause them to move. The base of each whisker is connected to very sensitive clump of nerves that detects these minute movements. In this way animals can often sense objects moving around them. They also help them move around in the dark without bumping into things. =)
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