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The Eyes Have It | How Cats See In The Dark

Can cats see in the dark? Can we see red? Are we colorblind? Not really. But we do see colors differently than you do. And about seeing in the dark… it depends on how dark it is. 

Can cats see in the dark?

Can cats see in the dark. It depends on how dark it is.

Can cats see in the dark, Thomasina? I want to move my cat’s litter box to the basement. Will he be able to find it?
— Just Wondering

Hi Just Wondering…

Oh, no! Please don’t move your cat’s litter box to the basement. He’ll hate that! 

Can cats see in the dark? That depends on how dark it is. While we see better than you do in dim light, we can’t see in total darkness.


If you move your cat’s litter box to the basement, he’ll probably be able to find it. But it could be so difficult, he might decide it’s just not worth the effort.


How Cats See In The Dark