Why do rabbits have whiskers?
As with most animals, the whiskers of rabbits extend of the width of their body. This means when they enter a tight space they can tell just by putting their head in whether or not they will fit the rest of the body safely through.
There can be two reasons why rabbits lose their whiskers: 1) As they grow old, hair and fur fall out. This is the same with humans, dogs, cats, etc. They just don't need the fur! 2) They can also lose their whiskers if they get frightened. If you scream all of a sudden when it is quiet, the rabbit will probably jump and some hair will fall out. Whiskers count as hair. Did you know…
Cats have whiskers so they know if they can fit in a hole or not Cats have whiskers to see if they will fit into tight spaces. Their whiskers are as long as their body. However, if a cat is overweight, its whiskers don't grow more, making them more likely to get stuck. Cats can use their whiskers to help guide themselves, especially at night.