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Dear Christopher Cat

My cat has an extra flap at the base of each ear. Is this normal?

Christopher Responds

Yes, all cats have it. The flap adjacent to the ear margin forms a pocket, called the marginal ear pouch. It’s thought to amplify sound, which may be why we cats can detect even the tiniest mouse rustling through the leaves.

 

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