Cats can jump 5 times as high as the length of their tail

Your cat might just be able to win the high jump event at the Summer Olympics. The average cat can jump five or six times their tail length. With a tail that averages 30 centimeters, which is the equivalent of 12 inches or a foot, in length, that means the average house cat can jump roughly 5 to 6 ft in the air despite only standing approximately 10 inches off the ground. To put that in perspective, Olympic high jumpers can only jump twice their height.