Is this normal? Kitty playing with slow visual reactions.
I've been babysitting my cousin's cat and have been playing with him. But I feel like some of its behavior is very weird and I don't know if its normal. The toys I used to play with him are wool knit mouse and one of those feather on a stick things. Usually when the cat plays with the mouse it seems kinda high even though the mouse toy clearly stated there was no catnip. The only way I can explain how the cat looks is his eyes get really wide, fast sudden head movements, and he looks around a lot like hes paranoid but his eyes never focus on anything. I thought this was okay cause I thought he's just probably really excited or something.
But then I noticed something when he started playing with the feather on a stick. When I slide the toy back and forth really fast, I notice that the cat's eye kinda loses sight of the toy. Lets say I moved the toy from left to right really fast. The cat's eyes and head would follow and move to right but it never follows the toy completely through. Like sometimes the cats eyes follow and end up staring above the toy, or follows half way and ends there. The toy usually only moves around 2 feet. Its not cause the cat isn't interested cause I know it still wants to play. When I move the toy back and forth slowly, like a relaxed tail wave speed, the cat follows the toy completely. But any faster than that, it ends up staring into space like it couldnt find the toy.
So has anyone else's cat done this? Do you think its some type of vision problem or is it overstimulated? The cat's eyes are huge and wide the whole time, just like he was playing with the mouse. Right after playing, I was worried about his vision but then apparently he saw an insect and ran, caught it and ate it in 1 second. o.o