The Top Pet Myths You Should Stop Believe In

Cats Always Land on Their Feet

The “Cats always land on their feet” myth exists since ancient times, but today scientists have proven that belief technically is incorrect. Cats and other animals born with unique reflex instincts. These instincts allow them, as they fall, to react in order to prevent injury or death.

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Cats can adjust and reposition their legs and land safely on all fours after falling due to their highly flexible backbone and lack of functional collarbone. Even with these amazing skills, cats won’t always land safely – it depends on the height from where they fell and the response time of each cat – which means it still can lead to injuries or even death.