Cats’ night vision

Have you ever wondered how cats are able to see so well in the dark? It’s all thanks to their incredible night vision! Cats have a special layer of cells in their eyes called the tapetum lucidum, which reflects light and allows them to see in low light conditions. This is why your cat can navigate through the house at night with ease, while you might be stumbling around in the dark.

In addition to the tapetum lucidum, cats also have a high number of rod cells in their retinas, which are sensitive to low levels of light. This, combined with their large pupils that can open wide to let in more light, gives cats a significant advantage when it comes to seeing in the dark.

So next time you see your cat effortlessly roaming around the house at night, remember that their amazing night vision is at work!

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