Why Is My Cat Staring At Nothing Or The Wall
Have you ever get confused or spooked by your cat staring into space? Could a cat staring at the wall be a sign of the supernatural? Here are some reasons why our feline friends can’t stop staring into space.
Cats Have Super-Powered Hearing
Sometimes your cat is just listening to the echoes from elsewhere bouncing off the wall! Your cat’s senses are so keen. She can hear something that humans can’t hear. While we can hear sounds at frequencies between 20 Hz and 20,000 Hz, cats can hear up to 64,000 Hz – your kitty-cat definitely can hear better than you! According to Animal Planet, cats can hear sound at greater distances – four or five times farther than us. They also can detect the smallest variances in sound.
Cats Have Keen Vision
Is there a bug or a ghost? Cats can notice things that we don’t. We can’t see what our cats are looking at, so most of us may assume they are looking at something that “isn’t there”. In fact, our feline friends have much keener senses than we do. According to Animal Planet, felines can detect motion much better than we can. According to Rachel Barrack of Animal Acupuncture, cats may actually detect subtle motion when they appear to be staring into space.
They also have better night vision than us as they have between six to eight times more rod cells, which are useful in low light conditions in their eyes than we do. Your cat may see things that are invisible to humans such as tiny bugs on the wall. According to DailyMail, researchers found that cats, dogs and other mammals can see ultraviolet light. The lens of our eyes block ultraviolet light, but in our feline friends’ UV-transparent lenses, ultraviolet light reaches the retina and the light will be converted into nerve signals that travel to the brain where the visual system perceives them.
If you realize your cat has keener vision than you, her behaviour makes much more sense.