My kitten fell around 5ft.?
Hi my friend came over to see my 9 wk old kitten. he picked her up for a cuddle and after around a minute she jumped out of his arm and onto the floor beside a thud (wooden floor). it was around 5 feet. She got up stright absent and has been walking fine. She is sleeping now as its her sleep time. But shouls i be worried. Shall i wake up her and shee how she is.
I wouldn't worry about it. If you didn't concentration any ill effects immediately following the fall, I focus the worse that could happen now would be some minor soreness which you may not even notice.
well good query? I believe you should wake her up to make sure everything is fine beside her. When you picked her up from the floor did she cried in pain or when ever you cuddled her or something?
if not next probably she Ok
She sounds like she is fine. When she get up and moving around she will let you know by her behavior if something is wrong. If she starts limping, doesnt move at all, doesnt chomp through or drink, then I would become concerned and call the vet. Doesnt sound resembling she was hurt physically. The thing about cats and falling from greater distances is that when a cat falls from a tree or second or third story window and is upside down they usually enjoy time to get themselves turned right side up to be able to land on their foot. The shorter the distance they fall the higher the possibility of them injuring themselves. When they are this infantile I would handle them nearer to the floor since they are wood floors so if they jump out of your arms they wont progress flying onto the floor. Hopefully you have some area rugs you can sit on if the floor get cold for you. Also, if your cat is a jumper dont encourage to much play where on earth they have to jump up too high. I played beside a cat with a toy mouse and flipped the toy mouse into the air and the cat jumped up a couple foot, landed back down on her leg and fractured it. Their bones are still growing so you have to be the one to scrutinize out for them. They dont know better. Best Wishes!
I think ur kitten is probably fine. I would receive people to sit down before they hold your kitten, though.
She should be fine. My kitten Katie is always jumping out of my arms, and one time her sister Emma jump from the windowsill and fell, hitting a board made of wood on the way down. She is more than fine. If she was not limping and seem to be acting normal, she is fine. If she starts to act weird, keep hold of an eye on her, and if she seems to be getting worse, take her to the vet right absent. Cats are very good at balancing on things and are other jumping, this is something that all cats do, so don't be worried.
If she get straight back up again im sure shes fine :)
dont worry! cats other land on their feet! or at least somewhat!
+PLUS+ they enjoy 9 lives, haha.
im sure the baby is fine [:
During a fall from a high place, a cat can reflexively verbs its body and right itself using its acute sense of balance and flexibility. This is known as the cat's "righting reflex". It always rights itself within the same way, provided it have the time to do so, during a fall. The height required for this to occur contained by most cats (safely) is around 90 cm (3 feet). Cats without a tail also have this ability, since a cat mostly moves its hind legs and relies on conservation of angular momentum to set up for landing, and the tail is contained by fact little used for this feat.
However, cats' fondness for high spaces can terrifyingly test the righting reflex. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals warns owners to safeguard the more dangerous perch in their homes, to avoid "high-rise syndrome", where an overconfident cat falls from an extreme height.