Cat Senses – Hearing
Oct22

Cat Senses – Hearing

Hearing is the best-developed sense in cats. Cats can hear sounds as high as 64 kHz, compared to 20 kHz for humans and 45 kHz for dogs. They are most sensitive to sounds in the 8 kHz range, which is about the pitch of a high-pitched human voice. This is why cats respond better to high-pitched voices than normal-range voices. Because they can move their ears up to 180° with great precision and independently of each other, they are able...

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Cat senses – Vision
Oct10

Cat senses – Vision

In full light, a cat’s vision is inferior to a human’s. Although they can see the whole color spectrum (unlike dogs, which cannot distinguish between red and green), they can distinguish only the most intense colors. Subtle color shading is undetectable to cats. Cats also have a lower density of cones on the retina, so their detail vision is poorer. The cone density is like the megapixels of a digital camera; cat eyes have...

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