Cats use the muscles in their back legs to jump up to 8 feet in a single bound. According to Cat Wisdom 101, most cats have the ability to jump distances six times the length of their bodies. More »

According to Pet Centric by Purina, the average pet cat is capable of jumping more than 5 feet high, without a running start. Depending on the cat, this can be as much as seven times the cat's height. More »

To keep cats from jumping up on counters, start by giving them alternative spaces to jump onto. If the cat continues to jump on the counter, do not scold it. Instead, use harmless environmental punishments to make jumpin... More »

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According to Pet Centric by Purina, the average pet cat is capable of jumping more than 5 feet high, without a running start. Depending on the cat, this can be as much as seven times the cat's height. More »

Rabbits can jump vertically about 2 feet, but they can also leap 9 feet horizontally due to their robust back legs. Rabbits can balance on those powerful legs to scout their surroundings for predators, and they thump the... More »

Native to Central Asia, snow leopards have powerful legs that allow them to jump as much as 50 feet in length and 20 feet high. According to National Geographic, these animals use their long tails for balance when they l... More »

When picking up a cat, scoop him up from beneath the front legs while supporting the rear legs and butt. Done properly, the hold resembles a hug, the cat's back pressed against the human's front. Some cats may prefer to ... More »