Can Cats See Color?


Cats have two types of light-sensitive cells in their eyes: cones and rods. Cones are responsible for color vision, while rods are responsible for night vision.

Color Spectrum

The cat's color spectrum is different from ours. They can see blue, yellow, and shades of gray in between.

Red or Green

Cats have fewer cones than humans, and the cones that they do have are not as sensitive to red and green light. This is why they can't see these colors.


Cats have better night vision than humans because they have more rods in their eyes. Rods are better at detecting low-light levels than cones.

World Look Like

The world looks different to a cat than it does to us. Colors are more muted, and there is more contrast. Cats also have a wider field of vision than humans.

Same Way

No, not all cats see color the same way. The color vision of cats can vary depending on the breed. Some breeds, such as Siamese cats, have better color vision than others.

See Color

There are a few ways to tell if your cat can see color. One way is to try to get their attention with different colored objects.

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