Almond shaped cat eyes infographic

Siamese almond shaped cat eyes

The cat fancy through their cat associations – I typically refer to the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) in the US – not infrequently demand through their breeding guidelines called breed standards that specified cat breeds such as the Siamese and LaPerm have almond shaped eyes. Here is an infographic on the topic which some might find useful. Of course, non-pedigree and purebred cats can also have almond shaped eyes such as my cat whose featured in the infographic.

Almond shaped cat eyes infographic.

A cat’s senses are ready and waiting

Cat senses for survival

Here comes Toji! – Photo by fofurasfelinas (link at base of page) This is a really nice picture by a well-known Flickr photographer, Giane Portal, Flickr name: forfurasfelinas, of a sanctuary or rescue cat (she is heavily involved in cat rescue) named Toji. As we can see, he is a brown mackerel tabby cat …

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Can Siamese cats have green eyes?

Siamese cats should have vivid blue eyes as per the cat associations' breed standards

As per the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) breed standard the eye colour of the Siamese cat is always a “deep vivid blue” and that eye colour is the same across all the different Siamese cat colours from seal point through to chocolate point, blue point and lilac point. And it is the same across …

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Cat Vision Pictorial Examples

What colors do cats see?

Introduction: I was the first person to make these comparison point-of-view images. Everyone has followed. I used our knowledge of the cat’s eyesight to work it out. Enjoy. We cannot be absolutely certain that these images are entirely accurate but they should be pretty close. Remember too that cats have poor close-range eyesight partly …

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White domestic cats often make bad mothers

Deaf white cats

The title sounds unfair and biased but it isn’t as it is based in biological fact. The prevalence of deafness in pure white domestic cats varies depending on whether they have two blue eyes (the highest proportion of deaf cats), odd-eye colour or non-blue eyes (least likely to be deaf in both ears). Where …

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10 reasons why cats can see better at night than humans

Green light glowing from the reflective layer at the back of cats' eyes

The human is a diurnal species of animal – the human-animal. “Diurnal” means active during the daytime. I am referring to the domestic cat which does not comfortably sit within the diurnal or nocturnal category of animals. They can be active at night and during the day but are more likely to be most …

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Portrait of a cat with alien eyes

This is a cat portrait on Flickr that I bumped into while surfing the internet. I was struck, as I am sure you will be, with these amazing eyes. They protrude a little too far to be normal which makes me question the photograph’s authenticity. If it is photo-editing it is bloody good photo-editing. …

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