If you own a cat, then you can definitely relate to the following pictures…
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The third one actually has a scientific reason. It has something to do with a cats vision, so they can’t see things that are directly below or in front of them.
Source? I find this hard to believe – how would they catch, say, I don’t know, a mouse?
FTA: The Lens
After passing through the pupil, light is collected and focused by the lens. The cat’s lens is much larger than the human lens, which enables the lens to gather more light. But again, there’s a trade-off: while the small human lens can change shape to focus light over a great range of distances, the big cat lens can hardly change its shape at all. As a result, cats have difficulty focusing on objects very close to them, very much like an older person who needs reading glasses
…actually learned something watching cat videos… double score, thanks!
i would also expect a moving target like a bird to be visually attractive, whereas a chunk of meat (or an entire bowl’s worth) would be a greater olfactory stimulant.
in other words, cats cant smell very well?
Sorry, I haven’t checked back on this for a while. Cats actually have a greater sense of smell than dogs, but I’m not sure why they wouldn’t smell it.
Thank you James! The silence is golden.
Ya, I don’t think so. Cat’s, and other predators, eyes are positioned in the front not only so they CAN see directly in front of them but also to improve their depth perception.
It’s correct, though poorly worded. They can see in front of themselves perfectly. However, if things are within 10 inches of their eyes, they are blurry. Not invisible, just blurry.
dude shut up its a joke and the world hates people like you.
the world doesn’t hate science and people who apply it. idiots, however, do.
I hate ignorance.
the one about the canned food is true!!!
Cats seem to have an obsession with boxes and like to molest your shoes!!!
I actually appreciate the explanation. I’ve wondered if my cat has vision problems but that makes sense.
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