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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-07-2004, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
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How high can cats jump?

Hi all, I was wondering how high the average house cat could jump. I'm building a scratching post/ kitty condo and i'm not sure if i should build a ramp going up to the perch or should i just leave it and let the cat jump up onto it. the perch is 35 inches high and i'm not sure if that's too high for a cat. thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-07-2004, 01:38 PM
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i found a page that says "A cat can jump 5 times as high as it is tall."

and another page says "A cat can jump even seven times as high as it is tall."

another that says 5 times again. i'm sure they can jump up to 35 inches.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-07-2004, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
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k, thanks a lot.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-08-2004, 12:40 AM
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i have this string toy and i dangle it up to my shoulder level. my cat can jump and catch it if she really wants to.

i'm 5'8 so i guess my shoulder level will be about 5 ft
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-08-2004, 10:20 PM
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In the summer when the patio door is open and the June bugs are bouncing against the screen, I've seen Barnaby jump as high as 6 feet (well, his paws reached 6 feet).

35 inches is well within a cat's capability.
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