When falling from a small height, cats can get much more serious damage than when falling from a fifth-story window or higher.
Why is this happening?
Cats are completely not afraid of heights - they are skilled workers to climb and jump, and in case of a fall they always land on their paws, which often helps them to do without bruises and injuries.
There are many examples when, whenHeights of more than five floors, the consequences for cats were painful, but not dangerous, but short flights often end sadly. To understand the reason for this, special studies were conducted, cat flights were filmed and carefully studied each movement.
In order to protect themselves during the fall of the catPerforms a number of movements to reduce speed. To mitigate the impact when landing, she tries to bend her back, instead of shock absorbers using her paws and elastic chest. Landing on the feet helps to avoid severe damage. But if the cat jumped from a small height, these manipulations of time may not be enough.
Studies of cat falls can be doneSuch conclusions: the most severe traumas of a cat for the most part are obtained when they fall from a small height. The importance for the safety of the outcome has both air currents and a landing pad, and then, whether the cat managed to soften the blow by landing on the paws.
By the way, if a cat that has fallen from a height has not receivedSerious damage, this does not mean that it is not going to fall more. Therefore, one should not relax and leave the windows open in the hope that the cat will not climb into them. As for the so-called fear of height, in cats, it is simply absent.