Ever wonder how your cat does all these amazing things? You may have found them on the top of your fridge, or in your high cabinets. Do you wonder how they do it? (and why)? The domestic (house) cats are felines that are related to leopards and bobcats. They are also cougars and tigers, so the cat family is one of the most powerful predators on the land. Cats hunt on their own, unlike canines like dogs, coyotes, wolves, and others who hunt in groups. Cats that weigh more than canines are better predators than their canine counterparts. This is due to their physical capabilities, which are in turn due to their physical attributes.
Cats can conform and maneuver their bodies differently than dogs. Cats are better climbers because of the flexibility and range of motion in their limbs. They also have strong muscles and flexible joints, which allow them to balance well and jump with great agility. They also have the righting reflex, a trait that corrects the body’s orientation when it is not in its upright position. They can take on risks that other animals wouldn’t. They can cross cat Proof fences too. Cats always land on their toes! We now know the reason, the righting reflex.
Felis catus, also called Felis catus, is a domestic cat that evolved from Feline silvestris. The Near East wildcat, which is a subspecies from the African wildcat, is mainly nocturnal and solitary. It hunts small animals such as rodents and lizards. Their hunting strategy is to stalk and pounce. They can climb and are able to escape predators even though they live in low-lying areas. The physical characteristics and abilities of domestic cats are similar to their wild cousins. You already know that the physical attributes of wild cats are still present in domestic cats.
Jumping and climbing
Everyone who has a domestic cat knows the stalk and pounce. This is a natural carryover from wild cats. However, it is their jumping and climbing abilities that make domestic cats so difficult to control. Cats can easily scale most traditional cat fencing with either jumping or climbing, or a combination of both. A Vinyl privacy fence is the only type of fence that cats can climb. Cats’ claws don’t sink into vinyl fences for climbing. The pickets are 2 inches apart on tall estate fences. This helps to discourage climbing. To secure a fence that a cat can’t climb over, it is necessary to add something to the top. It must be tall enough so that cats cannot jump on or over it.
Cats can squeeze into and through the smallest of spaces
Cats will cross fences that are easy to scale, but they can also go under or through gaps. Cats can manipulate their bodies so that they can fit into tight spaces. A cat can fit into any space that is large enough to accommodate its skulls. It is important to examine any gaps and spaces between your fence and gates. They are not the most skilled diggers but they can work the ground underneath a fence to create a little more space. Gates and other gaps in the fence line between the house and fence, or where two fences meet must also be examined.