Mews and Nips: Cats Can See Things That Are Invisible to Humans


If you’ve ever had the experience of your cat staring at something when there doesn’t seem to be anything there, you probably already believe that cats can see things that we can’t. New research shows that cats can apparently see psychedelic stripes on flowers and patterns on the wings of birds that are completely invisible to the human eye. According to this study, cats (and other animals) may be able to see the reflection of UV radiation, which the human eye can’t see. You can find more information about this fascinating study on

If you missed any of the stories featured on The Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Sunday, I shared highlights from the 2015 Global Pet Expo, on Wednesday, mystery writer Patricia Fry talked about the joys and challenges of writing with cats, and we also told you about how you can win an adorable paw print charm from, on Thursday we introduced you to the Cat’s Trapeze, and on Friday, we reviewed KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Athens, Greece. And don’t forget, you have two more days to enter our anniversary giveaway for six amazing prizes!

Cats and Roombas make for an irresistible combination – enjoy!

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4 Comments on Mews and Nips: Cats Can See Things That Are Invisible to Humans

  1. Name*
    March 16, 2015 at 7:10 pm (6 years ago)

    I’ve always said my cats can see ghosts. They stare into a dark hallway. There are no birds of butterflies around. Luckily I don’t believe in ghosts but you did explain something I didn’t know so thanks again for all you do.

  2. Sue Brandes
    March 14, 2015 at 3:33 pm (6 years ago)

    The Roomba cats were cute. My cats always see stuff I don’t see. They are especially good at finding bugs or spiders in the house.

  3. Steve howard
    March 14, 2015 at 8:46 am (6 years ago)

    What a fascinating article.

  4. Janine
    March 14, 2015 at 7:44 am (6 years ago)

    This is very interesting


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