Your cat is a mini acrobat who can climb high, jump far and nearly always land on her feet. But do you know how? A combination of light bones, strong muscles and fine motor control give your cat her super kitty powers. Read on to learn more.
- Cats can use their muscle power and strong hind legs to jump up to six times their own height!
- Bones matter. A cat has light, yet strong bones built for speed and quickness.
- A flexible back and balancing tail help your cat jump and climb with skill. They’re also vital to helping her land on her feet.
- With seven times more muscle sensors than humans, cats have greater fine motor control.
- Cats are fast, but don’t have the endurance to run long distances. They’d rather jump or climb to escape.
- Big cats are big jumpers too. A snow leopard, which can grow to six or seven feet (with a two- to three-foot tail), can jump 35 feet!