On the video we see a mother cat trying to rescue her kitten who is stuck in a tree. This kitten has gotten herself into a sticky situation, but her mom valiantly comes to the rescue.

First the mom tries to catch up with her kitten. But the kitten, who seems to have a bit of an independent streak, refuses her help. Then the mom climbs down from the tree and is looking for someone to help her with her kitten. But thankfully the kitten manages to climb down all on her own.

Cat Facts

A cat can’t climb head first down a tree because every claw on a cat’s paw points the same way. To get down from a tree, a cat must back down.

A cat can jump up to five times its own height in a single bound.

Some cats have survived falls of over 65 feet (20 meters), due largely to their “righting reflex.” The eyes and balance organs in the inner ear tell it where it is in space so the cat can land on its feet. Even cats without a tail have this ability.

Why Do Cats Climb Trees?

There are several reasons why cats climb trees, mostly to do with predatory or defensive tactics. Cats, as predators, like to understand their environment well. As they are small animals, their scope of vision is considerably smaller than the outdoor environment of their yards or neighborhoods. Cats often climb trees to get a better view of their surroundings, to help them see any potential dangers or potential prey.

While cats are predators, they are also vulnerable to attacks from larger animals, such as dogs or even other cats. A tree often provides a safe hiding place, particularly from any annoyed canine that happens to be passing. In the wild, cats climb up trees to give them a resting or napping place that is out of predators’ range. It also helps disguise their presence, which can prevent any prey from noticing that there is a cat in the vicinity.(Source)

Sometimes, cats climb trees in response to noticing the inhabitants of upper branches: birds and squirrels. Frequently, a cat will be a little too excited by the possibility of a free-range meal and climb to precarious heights in pursuit of a tasty meal. This situation can result in serious unhappiness for the other animal, the cat, and the owner faced with getting his or her pet down from the top branches of a spruce, so a cat owner may want to consider taking preventative action the moment his or her cat approaches a likely tree.


Responses to "Kitten Stuck In Tree Doesn't Need Mama's Help (VIDEO) "

  1. Morgana says:

    So cute so independed so carring.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Good Kitten , got smart got down by herself.. At least momma tried..

  3. Anonymous says:

    Why put out a full bird feeder in the summer? Attracting them to their deaths and enticing the cats to climb. Not very smart.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Mama made a valient effort!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Momma demonstrated how to climb down the tree and the kitten followed. Cats teach their young how to hunt, clean themselves, how to bury their poop, etc.

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