Why Is My Cat Staring At Nothing Or The WallApril 20, 2020
Why Is My Cat Staring At Nothing Or The Wall
Have you ever gotten confused or spooked by your cat staring into space? Could a cat staring at the wall be a sign of the supernatural? Here are some reasons why our feline friends can't stop staring into space.
Cats Have Super-Powered Hearing
Cats Have Keen Vision
In addition, cats also have better night vision than us as they have between six to eight times more rod cells, which are especially useful in low light conditions in their eyes than we do. Your cat may see things that are invisible to humans such as tiny bugs on the wall! According to DailyMail, researchers found that cats, dogs and other mammals can see ultraviolet light. The lens of our eyes block ultraviolet light, but in our feline friends' UV-transparent lenses, ultraviolet light reaches the retina and the light will be converted into nerve signals that travel to the brain where the visual system perceives them.
By realizing your cat has much keener hearing and vision than you, these seemingly bizarre behaviours will gradually make more sense to you. So take a deep breath, stow away those ghost detectors and night vision goggles, and go give your cat a big hug for only doing what any cat should be doing -- freaking people out!