WONDER #1293: Why Are Cats’ Tongues Rough?
Question 1 of 3
The small, hook-shaped growths that point toward the back of the mouth on a cat’s tongue are called what?
- tongue hairs
- feline hooks
- rough spots
Question 2 of 3
Papillae can cause cats to swallow their own loose hairs, which can lead to what problem?
- hair balls
- upset stomach
- naked cats
Question 3 of 3
If a cat lapped at a bowl of water for one minute straight, how many times would its tongue lap at the water?
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