Cats are known to be a bit of a cat lovers’ pet, with many of them taking pride in the fact that they can wear the glasses they wear to the house.
The problem is, that may not be the case for everyone.
We asked experts about which cat should you wear sunglasses with when you’re going to be away from home and the answers are quite different.
Here are their advice.
The Siberian husky cat (Felis silvestris) Cat owner James Molloy said the Siberian huskies are the best cat to wear sunglasses while out in the yard.
“It’s a good idea to wear them to bed if you’re doing any kind of exercise or exercise in a public place, or just walking your dog,” he told us.
“Because it’s really hard to get sunglasses off of them when they’re sleeping.”
It’s also a good rule of thumb for outdoor activity to wear a helmet.
“They’ll go into a sleep mode and they’ll not look at you,” he said.
“I’ve got to say it’s definitely not a bad idea to go out in public and have a few drinks or something.”
The golden retriever (Cyrinus carolinensis) Cat expert Dr Ian Brown told us the golden retrivers are a bit different to cats in this respect.
“The golden retrives have really long ears so they don’t need glasses,” he explained.
There are a few things you might want to wear while out there though, particularly if you’ve got a pet that’s very big and you want them to get a good angle at you.”
The Tasmanian devil (Gastropterus giganteus) Dr Ian Wilson, an associate professor of animal behaviour at the University of Newcastle, told us that the Tasmanian devils are probably the best option for sunglasses when you are out on a walk in the garden.
“Their short, stout ears and the fact they’re only about 5.5 centimetres long, plus their long nose, make them the ideal option for a good night’s sleep,” he wrote in an email.
“With their great eyesight, it’s easier to catch them than other cats and they’re also very quiet so they won’t make you feel like you’re intruding.”
The black cat (Ceratotherium africanum) “Black cats are often considered the most protective of all cats,” said Dr Ian Gray, a lecturer in animal behaviour and evolutionary biology at the National University of Ireland, Galway.
“And it’s no surprise to me they are.”
“Their long, straight ears make them perfect for looking up at you as you walk down the street and it’s good to wear glasses when you go out on the walk,” he added.
“You might also want to consider a helmet as this might give you some protection from some of the other cats.”
The greyhound (Canis familiaris) “The greyhound is one of the most popular pets around, with owners worldwide preferring it over the cat because it’s so easy to get in the way,” said Catologist Dr Sarah MacLeod.
“Its short, straight snout makes it great for hunting, but they can be a little hard to see through, so if that’s your problem, you can try wearing a mask or a sunglasses to see the distance behind you.”
The brown bear (Canidae) “If you’ve been walking along the road and seen a bear and you’re scared, you may want to try wearing sunglasses,” said cat expert Dr Stephen McElroy.
“Although it’s not a perfect solution, it will definitely help protect your eyes.”
“Its long ears make it a very difficult animal to spot, and when you see it from behind, it can look like you are standing in a dark tunnel,” he continued.
“As a result, the best solution is to wear goggles or a mask to protect your nose.”
The blue macaque (Macaca fascicularis) Macaque cat expert Professor Stephen McEwan said that the blue macaques are the ultimate cat for sunglasses.
“A macaque’s long, curved ears and short muzzle make them great for camouflage and hunting,” he noted.
“If they are spotted, they will almost always follow you around the house, and you’ll usually get the best of them in the end.”
“However, when it comes to daylight, their long noses can be hard to spot and they can also be a bother to look at when you have your cat with you, so they’re not a good choice,” he concluded.
The gray wolf (Caniformes) “Gray wolves are very good at hunting prey, and they are one of our favourite pets