Domestic cat literally runs up the underside of a staircase

Domestic cat literally runs upside down

In another example of the wonderful strength and athleticism of the domestic cat, this superb individual literally runs up the underside of a staircase. He is running upside down as if he is running on the floor and I find it amazing. It isn’t as if he is simply walking and climbing up the …

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Watch a cat do somersaults to order and entertain yourself

Cat does somersaults to order

The Internet has fallen in love with an adorable cat who does somersaults to order. I think their name is Mischo. I don’t think this happened because of deliberate training but, rather, informal self-imposed training for the cat’s entertainment and to entertain her human caregiver. The caregiver encouraged it through rewards. There is also …

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Would the house cat get a medal in the Olympics 100m?

Domestic cat is faster than humans and faster than Usain Bolt

We can’t be absolutely precise but the standard house cat would make the Olympic final and probably get a medal, even a gold. It would be about keeping her on track! And not making a false start! The best moggies can run at around 30 mph (48 kmph). Let’s be conservative and say a …

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4 legs are better than 2 legs when it comes to speed

Galloping cat

The reason why the relatively diminutive domestic cat can run as fast as the fastest human i.e. almost 30 mph (45 km/h) is because they have four legs. They can gallop, and they can use their trunk muscles to help propel them forwards. Humans use their legs primarily, which limits their top speed. Researchers …

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Are cats faster than squirrels?

Squirrel versus cat on speed

No, domestic cats are not faster than squirrels and I am pretty convinced that 99% of people reading this article (which will be very few!) already know that. It’s pretty obvious because squirrels are much smaller than domestic cats. Their legs are much shorter. There is less leverage. It’s just not going to happen. …

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Are cats faster than rabbits?

Rabbit and cat

Cats are not faster than rabbits. In general terms, cats and rabbits run at a similar speed but my research indicates that the top speed of the rabbit is perhaps slightly higher than the top speed of a domestic cat. And of course, we are referring to domestic cats. Also, I have generalised with …

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