Jacksonville Florida Pet Store
Cats are one of the hottest items we have in our Jacksonville Florida pet store. There are so many cool things about cats. Cats are born blind and their eyelids are sealed together. It normally takes about seven to ten days for their eyes to open, and when they finally do, they will not be able to see very well yet. Cats are all born with blue eyes to being with, and their iris begins changing colors as time goes by. They cannot distinguish as many details as humans can, but they are able to capture the smallest movement, even when this movement happens at a distance. They also have the ability to see a lot better then humans can in the dark. Because of their shape and structure, a cats eyes are designed to capture all of the light possible, and it's eyes are able to see six times more then humans eyes can in the dark. When a cat is in the dark, its pupils open automatically and this allows more light to come into its eyes. However when there is a lot of light, the pupils close until they look almost like a vertical line, and this does not allow as much light to come into them. Behind a cats eyes there is a special layer of cells, which is called tapetum lucidum in Latin. This layer serves as a mirror that reflects the light that comes into direct contact with the cat's eyes; it also makes the cats eyes look like they are shining when its eyes come into direct contact with a bright light such as headlights of a car, or a flashlight. In our Jacksonville Florida pet store we also let people know that if they ever notice that your cat's third eyelid shows a lot, to make sure and take it to the veterinarian, as this is usually an indicator that the cat is sick.