Do Cats Have Belly Buttons?
Cats are a beloved pet for many people, and they come in all shapes and sizes. An often-overlooked feature of cats is their belly buttons – do they have them? The answer depends on the definition of what a “belly button” is.
What Is A Belly Button?
A belly button, or navel, is an area of skin that indicates where an umbilical cord has been attached. In humans and some other species, the umbilical cord attaches between the mother’s uterus wall and the baby’s abdomen to provide nutrients during pregnancy. After birth, this connection falls away as the umbilicus dries up – but its trace remains in our bodies for life: a scar that we call a “belly button” or navel.
Do Cats Have Navels/Belly Buttons?
The short answer is yes! Although kittens aren’t born with umbilical cords connecting them to their mothers like human babies (cats give birth through their vagina), they still have navels nonetheless! This may be because newborn cats emerge from within membranes which can leave behind small scars when broken apart – just like us humans! However it does vary from cat to cat; some may have prominent ones while others don’t even show any sign at all!