If cats can climb up trees, why can't they climb down?
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There are certainly several other dogs who have shown to be capable of climbing trees as many dog owners can attest. As impressive as seeing a dog climb up a tree can be, it’s important to realize that a fall can prove disastrous no matter how agile the dog. Unlike cats, dogs don’t really stand a chance to land on their four feet when falling from a height ( and cats do not always land on their feet!) Definitively not worth the stunt, as much as it may impressive. For sure though, this is an eye opener, meaning that tree climbing is another of those things dog owners may want to watch for when leaving their dogs unattended in the yard. When there is a will there is way and some agile dog may manage to climb up a tree, whether they’re chasing a squirrel up a tree or planning to evade the yard.
With sharp claws and lithe bodies built for jumping, cats are capable climbers. For most of them, though, climbing up is a lot easier than climbing down. Unless you like spending your afternoons coaxing a scaredy cat out of a tree, take steps to deter your kitty from climbing.
Cats strength climb on the tree
Why do cats climb trees? Well, they do so for several reasons.
Instinct plays a large role in determining this feline habit. Cats are tree-climbing mammals that descended from Proailurus, the first true cat. Early cats were hunters and many of them lived in the rain forests. Their claws enabled them to climb skillfully, escaping into trees for safety or climbing up high to lie in wait for prey. In other words, climbing had survival value and became hard-wired as a way of life for cats. Tree climbing combined with handling a scared cat, even if your own, is extremely dangerous.A cat, which is stuck in a tree, should be rescued by someone with both climbing experience and the proper climbing equipment. Remember, your cat would not want you to injure yourself or to become a second stuck victim.If you've given your cat what seems to you enough time to come down on it's own but the cat seems unlikely to climb down the tree, then a professional should be called.Our cats climb for safety and just for the fun of it. They will sprint up and down a tree, or your draperies with the same skill their ancestors used in the forest. A cat’s flexible musculoskeletal system gives them exceptional coordination and balance and enables them to jump up high. Strong muscles in the hindquarters and back enable a cat to leap several times his own length, either horizontally or vertically. A cat’s claws are as important to them for anchoring and leverage as grappling irons and crampons are to rock climber. If you've given your cat what seems to you enough time to come down on it's own but the cat seems unlikely to climb down the tree, then a professional should be called.