How High Can Cats Jump

On average, cats can jump up to 5 times their own height vertically.

5 Times Their Height

Cats have very muscular rear legs that provide powerful springing force when jumping.

Powerful Hind Legs

Cats have a very flexible spine that aids in jumping and twisting motions.

Flexible Spine  

Front paws help grip surfaces while hind legs propel the cat upwards.

Front Paws Grip

Indoor cats can jump 6-8 feet high onto refrigerators, bookcases, and more.

Indoor Jumps

Slow-motion video reveals the grace and coordination of a cat jumping.

Slow-Motion Video

Bold, athletic cats jump more often and higher than timid, sedentary cats.

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