Question by  test19 (36)

What colors can a cat see?

I think my cat can see quite a few colors.


Answer by  mrbojiggler (181)

It is commonly believed that cats can only see in black and white however studies suggest that they see colors in the blue, green, purple, brown and red ranges. Cats mostly see things in a "grey" tone and the colors they do see, are not as bright or vibrant as the colors people see. Their vision is more saturation based.


Answer by  km8738 (1917)

I know my cat can't see green, as I just finished painting our living room "Jade Isle" while he was sleeping on the couch. When he woke up he showed indifference to whether the room was brown or the new green.


Answer by  krystalevenstar (18)

Scientific tests have determined that cats are able to see colors in the ranges of purple, green, blue, and yellow. Reds and oranges likely appear as varying shades of grey.


Answer by  cathstuff (238)

Tests have been done that show cats can tell the difference between red, blue, yellow and green. They are better at distinguishing colors at the blue end of the spectrum than they are with reds.


Answer by  shyrofox (63)

For some time people assumed that cats could only see in the ranges of black and white, but cats can see varying colors in the ranges of yellow, green, blue, purple, gray, and black. Colors that fall out of a cat's viewing range are red, orange, and brown. They use this in order to perfect their hunting.


Answer by  Sett (1838)

Cats can see colors like Blue, Purple, and Green but they see them less vibrant. The color is dulled down with those three colors. Cats see other colors as dark shades of gray. Scientists determined this by studying what colors cats react to the most. Although for the most part cats are color blind, they at least see cool colors.


Answer by  Erynn (1651)

Cats cannot see most colours - only blue and green. Some cats can also distinguish between red and green, although this is far from the normal.

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