Cats with two different colored eyes are called odd-eyed cats. They are most commonly white, but can also be found in other colors. The condition is caused by a genetic mutation that affects the production of melanin, the pigment that gives eyes their color.
In most cases, one eye will be blue and the other will be green, yellow, or brown. However, it is also possible for a cat to have eyes of different shades of the same color, such as two blue eyes with different levels of pigmentation.
Odd-eyed cats are not considered to be unhealthy, and they have the same lifespan and health risks as other cats. However, they may be more prone to certain eye problems, such as cataracts and glaucoma.
If you are considering adopting an odd-eyed cat, be sure to talk to your veterinarian about the potential health risks. Overall, odd-eyed cats are beautiful and unique creatures that make wonderful companions.
Here are some of the breeds that are more likely to have heterochromia:
- Turkish Van
- Turkish Angora
- Oriental Shorthair
- Japanese Bobtail
- Khao Manee
If you are interested in adopting an odd-eyed cat, there are a number of rescue organizations that specialize in placing these special cats in loving homes. You can also find odd-eyed cats for adoption at local animal shelters.