It is currently Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:03 pm

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 13 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:42 pm 
Offline
Asian Leopard Cat
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:31 pm
Posts: 212
Ive been taking lots of pictures of Suri lately (shes pretty photogenic amd is a great subject....lol) and I noticed something: her eyes are ALWAYS dilated. Ive seen lots of pictures of bengals and cats in general with almond shaped pupils, constricted almost to slits at times. Suris eyes dont do this....ever. Her pupils change size with light variations, but only slightly. Does anyone else have a kitty with large pupils? Everything I read about this offers a lot of speculation but no real cause, reason or answer.....


You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:10 pm 
Offline
Asian Leopard Cat
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:38 pm
Posts: 1836
Give her a drug test (hehe). do you take her outside in the sun light? That should make them constrict.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:39 pm 
Offline
Asian Leopard Cat
User avatar

Joined: Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:03 pm
Posts: 1048
I've notice the same thing with Diesel, it freaked me out when he was a kitten. I was worried there was something wrong with him (besides Bengal mischief). So I took him out in the sun and they did react to the sunlight.

_________________
Dallas, TX USA
Diesel - snow Bengal born 09/01/2013 adopted Feb 2014
Tuck, Chloe, Buddy, Lewis & Tia - rescue kitties
Clyde, Bleu & Coal - Great Danes


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:19 pm 
Offline
Asian Leopard Cat
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:31 pm
Posts: 212
Damnit, I KNEW not to leave that weed out....I jest, I jest....

It IS creepy....her eyes become big black pools when shes playing or is in 'stalker mode'. You cant see any of the iris, its all pupil.

Ummmm, I havent actually had her outside at all. Only times shes been in a carrier headed to the vet. Ill have to take her out and see if her eyes adjust...


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:22 pm 
Offline
Senior Bengal

Joined: Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:20 pm
Posts: 56
Crow's do the same thing. I asked the vet, and he said it's ok. I keep saying they look like he's in an anime with his eyes...

_________________
Stephanie
Chicago, IL USA
New mama to Crow, my Silver Smoke boy born 9/29/15
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:45 pm 
Offline
Asian Leopard Cat
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:31 pm
Posts: 212
YES.....It makes her look exactly like an anime cat!! Perfect description. :)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 12:10 am 
Offline
Asian Leopard Cat
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:31 pm
Posts: 432
Basil's are always pretty large too, he has big round eyes in general. But when I take him for walks once in a while, they do react to direct sunlight and turn into little slits. Maybe the lighting in your home isn't bright enough for him to have to transition. The lighting in our home is pretty dark, so I think it makes sense.

_________________
Image
"At the end of the day, you can focus on what's tearing you apart,... or what's keeping you together."


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:11 pm 
Offline
Asian Leopard Cat

Joined: Sat May 19, 2012 8:00 am
Posts: 707
Location: Ogden, UT
While a cat's pupils do adjust according to the lighting, they are much more reactive to adrenaline. When they are stimulated, excited, in "stalker" mode, their pupils dilate so that they consume the entire iris.
Watch as your cat prepares to pounce on something. The pupils will dilate and retract as he waxes and wanes in his approach to his "prey". When we play with da bird, I know when he is at the moment of pouncing by his dilating pupils, and his butt wiggle, of course. :lol:

_________________
~ Kyenta


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:55 pm 
Offline
Asian Leopard Cat

Joined: Fri Aug 14, 2015 1:51 pm
Posts: 190
Spiders eyes do exactly the same thing. When he is overly excited they are, like you say, 2 big black pools on his face. He looks a little possessed! I can tell when a crazy couple of hours are coming on just by looking at him. There is no picking him up or calming him down either you just have to ride it out! It was one of the first things I noticed when I got them as little kittens.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:01 pm 
Offline
Asian Leopard Cat

Joined: Thu May 23, 2013 2:21 pm
Posts: 8149
You forgot to mention Suri has cataracts! I do believe kittens have more dilated pupils than older kitties, but in bright light, the pupils should be more like slits! I don't know when you plan to take her back to the vet, but they may be able to tell you something. Regardless, Suri is absolutely precious.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 8:10 pm 
Offline
Senior Bengal

Joined: Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:20 pm
Posts: 56
DeputyMP24 wrote:
YES.....It makes her look exactly like an anime cat!! Perfect description. :)


I wonder if this is Bengal specific too, none of my friends cats ever have anime eyes. I think it's pretty!

_________________
Stephanie
Chicago, IL USA
New mama to Crow, my Silver Smoke boy born 9/29/15
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 1:52 am 
Offline
Asian Leopard Cat

Joined: Sat May 19, 2012 8:00 am
Posts: 707
Location: Ogden, UT
All cats' pupils dilate when excited. The roundness of a Bengal cat's eyes make them look more like an anime drawing than other domestic cats.

_________________
~ Kyenta


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 3:28 pm 
Offline
Asian Leopard Cat

Joined: Thu May 23, 2013 2:21 pm
Posts: 8149
I am going to look more closely at the bengal kittens posted on Facebook just to see because I've never really noticed the pupils before. But, it may be a kitten thing. Raiden's pupils are huge in the dim light, but outside, they are more slit.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 13 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by meemonkey