Have you ever seen a cat fall unexpectedly?
It is amazing just how the cat always lands on its feet!
And, there is a reason behind it! Let's take a look.
This special ability is actually called the cat righting reflex which appears when the cat is only a 3-4 weeks old and they are able to master it by 6 weeks of age.
But how does the cat do this?
Well, cats have a flexible backbone. In fact, we can go ahead and call their backbones unusually flexible. Now this, added to the fact that cats don't have a collar bone makes landing on feet really easy!
And, cats without a tail also have this reflex!
This is because cats also move their hind legs at an angle---a process in which the tail has a little to no use.
That's amazing, right!?
I guess cats do have nine lives.
Did you know that cat righting reflex was a thing? Let me know in the comments section!
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