How many colours can my cat see?

Cats have fewer color receptors in their eyes compared to humans, which means their color vision is more limited. While humans have three types of color receptor cones in their eyes, allowing them to see a wide range of colors, cats have only two types of cones, which are most sensitive to blue and greenish-yellow light.

This means that cats can see some colors, but they are less able to distinguish between colors than humans are. For example, cats might have difficulty differentiating between red and green or between blue and gray. They can still see a range of colors, but their color vision is not as rich as ours.

In general, cats are better at detecting motion and seeing in low light conditions than they are at perceiving color. Their vision is adapted for hunting and navigating in dim environments rather than for appreciating a wide range of colors.