You can be jealous because your cat can hear and smell better than you. Cats top people when it comes to hearing and smelling. But when it comes to sight and taste, humans possess more acute abilities.

Both human and feline eyes are located in the front of the face giving both species good depth of field. This is where the similarity in vision ends. Cats are better when it comes to movement because they possess a wider angle of vision. In daylight, people have much better vision than cats. Humans see the full spectrum of colors while cats are unable to see the color red However cats can see very well in dim light. They can see as well in pitch black as we can be full moonlight.

Cats top humans in hearing which makes them able to detect very high frequencies. This ability to hear at high frequencies makes it possible for cats to detect the vocalizations of mice and other rodents which the cat considers prey.


The powerful noes of dogs are well touted but cats are also champion sniffers. Cats have about 200 million odor-sensitive cells compared to about 5 million in people. When cats rub on objects with their faces and bodies; they are leaving an olfactory message for other cats.

A cat’s sense of touch is unique because of its whiskers. A cat’s whiskers are so sensitive that they can pick up small movements and changes in air currents. The cat’s most sensitive areas are on his face. Cats have more receptors here than anywhere else on their bodies.

Cats are well known for being finicky eaters which is surprising considering how few taste buds they possess compared to humans. For cats, a large component of taste is smell. Cats can sense sour, bitter, salt and sweet tastes. Because cats are carnivores, sweets are not something that is natural in their diet. Because nature designed the cat to eat mostly freshly killed prey, cats prefer food at room temperature. The warmer the food, the more appetizing to the cat. This may be in part because the cat’s sense of smell is so critical to his sense of taste. Warmer food is more odorous so it’s more appealing to the cat.Type your paragraph here.

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