Photo Friday: That Look

You have probably heard that Siamese cats are cross-eyed. That is true, as you can see from this photo of Floki. cat Floki close up

I have heard a couple of different reasons for this. One is that their retinas are slightly off center so crossing their eyes allows them to see better. Another has to do with the way their brains interpret the images. That I didn’t really understand so I will leave it at that.

I also read that some breeders have bred this cross-eyed trait out without actually fixing the misalignment problem so if you see a straight-eyed Siamese cat, he or she may not have ideal vision.


18 thoughts on “Photo Friday: That Look

  1. cat9984

    I wish people would quit “fixing” non-existent problems. Floki is the perfect example of how adorable “natural” Siamese kitties are

  2. The Island Cats

    We always wondered whether they could see well with those crossed eyes. Thanks for answering that!

  3. kittiesblue

    That is very interesting and makes Mom curious to investigate more…sort of makes for a permanent stink-eye. Nice to see a close-up of Floki. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer


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