Do cats see in color?

Kristine RatliffKristine Ratliff Rock FallsMember Posts: 284
edited 5 November, 2006 in Plus Informational
Does anyone know if we see in color? Mom is just wondering! Kirby


  • Niki MattsonNiki Mattson St. PaulMember Posts: 20,360
    edited 4 November, 2006
    Some humans say that we see some colors like green and brown, but I don't think we can see red or, like pink or blue. Not sure
  • Lindsay RoweLindsay Rowe ArcticMember Posts: 1,776
    edited 4 November, 2006
    Some people say we don't. We're not so sure how humans would know anyway.
  • Melissa FordMelissa Ford Santa CruzMember Posts: 3,914
    edited 5 November, 2006
    Like humans, dogs and cats also have rods and cones in their retina, only in a different proportion. They have the ability to differentiate colors, but they have a more muted version of what we see. This is especially true for dogs, which probably see more shades of gray than all the individual colors. However, cats are unique, in that they have the ability to concentrate small amounts of light in their eyes, allowing them to see at night giving them extraordinary night vision. Here is another good informational website about vision in cats.
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