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Does Your Cat See Ghosts? Why Your Pet Stares Into Space

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Have you ever been sitting around on the couch, or laying down in bed, just relaxing with your furry four-legged friend? Has your cat suddenly started intently staring off into the corner of the room, rapt with attention when there is clearly nothing in your field of view? What has grabbed their attention so thoroughly?


How many times has your cat started tearing around the house, chasing after something that doesn't seem to be there? What in God's name has them acting like an animal possessed, are they seeing specters from beyond the grave? Scientists have proven that cats see far more than humans, even if they aren't looking through the door onto the "other side."

Your eyes are filled with tiny parts known as rods and cones. Rods help us see in low light, while cones help us in see in brightness.

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We may be able to see in more colors than cats can, but they have six times more rods in their eyes than humans have in theirs. This makes them able to see in pitch black the way we see on a bright sunny day. So, if your cat is going absolutely bananas late at night, which let's be honest, happens every night, they are likely viewing things that are not perceptible to the human eye, like light reflected from windows or simple dust floating through the air.

Have you ever wondered what "cat vision" looks like..? Keep reading to find out.

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