Are cats able to see in the dark?

What Makes a Cat’s Night Vision Different from Humans?

Cats have fantastic night vision when combined with their other senses, making them great midnight hunters.

If you own a cat, you may have had the great experience of waking up in the middle of the night to the sound of your pet destroying the throw rugs or hissing loudly at some mysterious being outside the window (or at your home’s friendly ghost). These cute, though occasionally frustrating, evening behaviors indicate that your cat can see quite well in the dark and could be nocturnal.

Cats have excellent night vision despite the fact that they are not nocturnal animals (no vampire kitties here). Cats are crepuscular, which means they are more active at nighttime. Their ability to see in the dark, combined with their other senses, qualifies them for adventures after bedtime.

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