2nd October 2019


Why do cats can jump so high?

Most domestic cats can typically jump up to 6 times their own height. This means a healthy, agile one foot tall cat can be expected to jump up to six feet! Thanks to a flexible spine and strong leg and back muscles, cats are able to release very powerful bursts of energy all at once.

Thereof, what is the highest height a cat can jump from?

Specifically, according to a study done by the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 132 cats falling from an average of 5.5 stories and as high as 32 stories, the latter of which is more than enough for them to reach their terminal velocity, have a survival rate of about 90%, assuming they are

How high can a cat survive a fall?

It's quite possible for a cat to survive at her terminal velocity of 60 miles per hour, as demonstrated by a study done on 132 cats falling an average of 5.5 stories, published in The Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 90% survived, albeit many requiring medical attention.

How tall is the average house cat?

Taking the statistics on the average house cat from Wikipedia: Cats average about 23–25 cm (9–10 in) in height and 46 cm (18 in) in head/body length (males being larger than females), with tails averaging 30 cm (12 in) in length.
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