Cats are well-known for their bizarre habits. Some examples include squeezing themselves into the oddest of spaces and sleeping in trees and possessing secret cat logic that they use to their advantage. However, they are our hands-down favorite furballs on the face of the world, and their inherent eccentricity only serves to make them even more endearing.
And this time, we’re going to take a look at yet another feline superpower that continues to confound their owners: the ability to blend in with their environment. The Cloak Of Invisibility (Harry Potter fans would certainly agree that this is a safe choice!) and they go about their business, or… well, I’m out of possibilities at this point.
Thanks to a Twitter page with the self-explanatory title “There is no cat in this image,” we now have a large number of incidents that have been captured on camera to research this phenomena. Join the 409.6K followers of this website. They are already playing Where’s Waldo: impawsible edition by browsing through the intriguing collection of photos below.
More information on this strange feline drive to hide, as well as how our beloved furballs navigate the world around them, can be found in our interview with Oleh Boiko, an expert in cat health, nutrition, and behavior from Online Vet by Petcube, which can be found here. Pet parents can have piece of mind knowing that they can get 24/7 vet support for any query they have about their pet’s health, diet, behavior, and other issues.
“Learning about how cats traverse their environments and experience the world through their senses is a fascinating and extremely complex subject to study.” Cats have a distinct sense of hearing, olfaction, and vision. We must first examine to understand better how they see the environment. We must also consider how these senses are linked to one another. Oleh noted that “in general, cats have an excellent sense of smell as well as keen hearing and precise vision, all of which aid them in navigating their way through familiar environments.”
Cats move around in their environment by using their highly evolved senses of smell, hearing, and vision to navigate through their surroundings. “Cats have more than two hundred million scent receptors, which means they can smell a lot.” On the other hand, humans have only 5 million receptors, so you can understand how different our species is when it comes to the sense of smell. Hearing is something that cats have that is frequently referred to as a “biological marvel” regarding their ability to hear. Oleh explained that, while the hearing range of cats and people is similar, felines have a larger ear canal, which allows them to detect sounds from a greater distance than humans.”
“Finally, the cat’s vision is one of the most distinctive characteristics of how these creatures navigate. Even though felines are nearsighted, they have three cones in their eyes, which allows them to see a wide range of colors,” he continued.
There are various reasons for cats to conceal themselves, ranging from being scared to being apprehensive of unusual items or visitors. Generally speaking, such behavior is typical and should not be a source of concern for pet owners. When your cat has been hiding for an extended period, the situation is different. A feline’s behavior could also indicate that they are living in a stressful or enrichment-free environment. However, keep in mind that each cat has its personality, with some felines being more independent than others.”