Are Cats Colour Blind?

August 05, 2017 1 Comment

Are Cats Colour Blind?

You see the world a bit differently than your kitty does...but the question is how different!? 

People usually believe that cats (and dogs!) are colourblind.

In this blog article, I'd like to talk about just that!

So, let's get started! 

Do you know someone who's colour blind? 

If you do, then chances are that you're aware of the fact that they see some colour---not all colours! And, that's exactly the case with cats. 

Human beings have three different cone cells that allow us to see colour:

  • Red 
  • Green 
  • Blue

And, cats only have two of these---blue and green. 

So, you see, your kitty can see colour--just not the reds and they aren't completely colour blind. 

Did you know that about cats? Let me know in the comments section! 

 


1 Response

Sandra Clifton
Sandra Clifton

August 11, 2017

Very well put, I was not sure of the color or not, and you described exactly what they see and don’t see. At 76 you can still learn. Thank you, Sandy

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