Why Cats Eyes Are So Important To Them

Cats are particularly good at seeing in the dark and that is why they are such good hunters.

Cats’ eyes are considerably larger and more round than those of a human in proportion to the rest of their body and this size and shape allows them to see things in conditions where there is very little light.

That is why they can easily wander around at night and capture their prey. If you are unlucky they might bring it back to show you in the form of bugs, birds, mice and all sorts of other creatures, that you really don’t want to share your bed with in the middle of the night.

Cats will bring their capture in to show you when they are looking for some form of positive recognition and even though you might not want to see what they have caught, they should be congratulated for what they have done where possible.

Cat’s eyesight only allows them to see clearly for a few feet but fortunately they have a keen sense of smell that can help them become aware of approaching danger.

Cats are also very sensitive to vibration and can “feel” someone’s presence before they can see them.

As cats get older they will tend to be less aware and will need additional care so that they don’t get in trouble with dogs and other animals that they haven’t noticed approaching them.

Cats are unable to rotate their eyes as much as humans and many other animals but they are a lot more flexible and can rotate their head a lot more and that more than makes up for any lack of movement in their eyes.

Cats are generally more attuned to movement and can find their prey a lot easier in the dark than when there is too much sunlight.

Taking care to look after your cats eyes is in your, and your cats, best interest.

About the author:
Paul Alexander helps run an online pet information business that provides pet owners with the means to create a permanent record of the life of their pet. He is also a long time pet owner and has published many articles on pet related issues. For more information visit www.PetsLife.co.uk