I have 2 neutered male cats, 2 years old. One is a Maine Coon and one is a Persian. We bought them at the same time and they are best friends.
NEITHER OF THEM TRIES TO JUMP ANY HIGHER THAN A CHAIR-no counters, no tables, no shelves, etc. Enticing them didn't help.
I've always had cats and never saw this before. Every other cat I know jumps practically to the ceiling.
Have you ever heard of this? My vet didn't have any interest in the topic. I'd love to know if you can find out anything. I haven't been able to.
Marilyn, I've never had a cat that didn't love to jump, as long as they were physically able. When I was a kid, we had a Manx cat that could jump from a standing start to the top of our lower roof line (about eight feet), and our Joey is a champion jumper. However I think it probably isn't all that unusual for a cat to refrain from jumping to extreme heights. How about it, fellow cat lovers? Vote in our poll and then share your comments
By the way, if you're troubled with cats jumping on your kitchen counters, check out my article on Counter-Surfing Cats.
Poll: Is Your Cat a Jumper?
1) S/he's jumped six feet or higher
2) It's hard to keep him off the counter tops
3) S/he'd rather climb than jump
4) My cat rarely jumps except to a chair