Cats are one of those creatures that will do whatever they want in life. If they wish to play, they will make you play with them. If they are hungry, you will be feeding them. And if they want attention, attention is what you will be paying to them. But if you have some downtime and want to play with your cat it is not always happy to work with you. In fact, some of them even go so far as to have fake eyes to make it look like they are paying you attention! Don’t believe me? Well, considering it is Caturday after all, I thought I would prove it…
BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Amazing Facts About Animals Eyes
10 – “Let’s see how funny this is human when you let go!”
FACT: Gharials have a thin, mirror structure in the back of their eyes that help it to reflect light, in fact when lights are shown into the creatures at night their eyes reflect the light so well that it looks like it is the same amount of light shining back! And here is a really weird bit, they can absorb that light and then will continue to glow for several seconds after the light source is turned off! Now that is what I call weird.
9 – “Now please do go on and tell me all about your bad day, I will just lay here quietly.”
FACT: Poor Mr Hippo doesn’t have very good vision on land, but while underwater they have excellent precision! They have a special clear layer of membrane that protects them from debris found underwater and that means their vision is excellent even in muddy water.
8 – “This looks amazing when I close my eyes and go to sleep!”
FACT: The Chameleon species have one of the unique eyes in the world, and are the only animal is known to us that can be separately rotated and actually look at two separate things in perfect clarity, in completely different directions at the same time! Handy indeed for catching zig-zagging bugs.
7 – “Sleeping?!?! Haha…no! I want to hear what you have to say about the kitty tray!”
FACT: Butterflies have compound eyes which are made of lots of microscopic, six-sided lenses that allow them to see in hundreds of directions simultaneously. But the best bit about their eyes is the ability to see ultraviolet light which is invisible to the human eye! Makes you wonder what we are missing out on.
6 – “Me? Drinking from your cup? No, and I will look you in the cups eyes and say that!”
FACT: Did you know that goats have square pupils?!? Well, you do now, and this gives them the ability to see at a 330-degree angle, to put this into perspective us humans see at around 185-degree angles. Goats for the win then.
5 – “Yes I am awake, that snoring noise was my stomach!”
FACT: I don’t like them much, but I know (Much like everyone else) that Frogs have really big eyes but did you also know that all frogs can bulge out their eyes to almost twice their size! Then when they close their eyes, they pull them back in. That is kind of gross.
4 – “Can’t you see how happy my face looks when I play with you!?!”
FACT: Lizards have the best eyes for picking out colours, in fact, they can discriminate between colours so well that compared to a human it is almost 350 times stronger when it comes to seeing individual colours! The world is a colourful place, not so much for us humans it seems.
3 – “If you hear snoring, that is me agreeing with you about whatever you are talking about”
FACT: It sounds like the stuff of nightmares, but the little marine worm can have as many as 100 eyes scattered all over their bodies, and they all work just as well as our own human eyes!
2 – “Good evening Mr Bond! I see you have no kitty nibbles with you…that is a real shame”
FACT: Geckos that are awake during the night (nocturnal) have the amazing ability to block out the sun during the day while still having night vision! Their eyes have special zig-zagged pupils that can tightly constrict to let in only very small pinpoints of light. So basically their eyes are shut, but they can still see everything.
1 – “Sorry the cat left, no-one here except us elephants and we don’t chase red dots.
FACT: Owls might well have one of the best depth perception visions of the animal kingdom, but these massive eyes are fixed in their sockets and can barely move! And that is the reason why the owl can turn its head so far.