"If the laser if shined in an eye it can cause permanent damage or blindness."
Originally Posted by x-ta-Z
I was told that a great way to keep your cat busy is to let her chase after the red dot of a laser pointer.
Now I know laser beams are not harmless, but these small laser pointers are low strength. So I assume they aren't too bad, right?
|Of course you need to make sure that you don't point it in their face....
Anyhow, I tried it yesterday and I have never seen Singa so active.
But what is your opinion? Is it safe?
Direct quote from Kittens for Dummies. This includes cats and humans according to the book. Perhaps all adults realize this but it is a natural tendency for a small kid to shine a laser in a cat's eyes not realizing the horrible damage that can be done.
So yes, they CAN be used safely but I would not let my cats around kids with laser pointers (or uneducated adults). When I first got Persi, I had a plumber over to fix a leak and he pulls out a laser and starts shining it near Persi's eyes. I kicked him out of the house and called his manager and then called another plumber over. And I am NOT picking on plumbers, just showing that damage could occur when you least suspect. And judging from the pointers I see kids using in movies to annoy people, some of these things have got to be strong enough to burn a hold through the screen. Perhaps they do make low light safe ones for animals, I do not know, but I do
know that a kid would not know the difference.