When dropped, a cat can use its sharp sense of balance and its reflexes to rotate itself to the right position. This ability is known as the “balance reflex.” It always adjusts its balance in a way, giving them time to always do this reflex when falling. Therefore, falls from above (multiple floors) are less dangerous than falls from a height of just a few meters. Many cases have been recorded showing that the cats falling from a great height (5 to 10 floors) still survived, unharmed. Some breeds do not have a tail and are unable to regain this balance, because the cat swings the tail and relies on the moment of momentum to balance it and prepare to land.
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