How Cats Land on Their Feet

The girls were asked to blog about topics that interest them.

I believe cats land on their feet because of their balance but still have a small chance of not landing on their feet. Other people believe it is a gift from the unknown and some people believe that because they mostly always land on their feet, they have more than one life. It’s annoying to me how people are sometimes surprised on how they land. People should know that it is just a sense that they have and its just part of the cat’s flexibility.When falling, the cat swivels its body in mid-air, so that it is facing the ground, and lands with its back arched to absorb the shock. Cats use their tails to right themselves and have very flexible bodies that allow them to swivel in mid-air, but the most important part of cats landing on their feet has to do with their very complex inner-ear that allows the cat’s brain to know exactly what direction is up and what direction is down so that the brain can send the appropriate signals to allow the cat to land on all four feet. The complex inner-ear also aids them to maintain balance when jumping, landing, and walking on very narrow spaces.


1 comment to How Cats Land on Their Feet

Leave a Reply



You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Click to hear an audio file of the anti-spam word
To prove you're a person (not a spam script), type the security text shown in the picture.
Click here to regenerate some new text