Most cats can find their own way down from trees; however, when one becomes stuck it may require additional assistance to bring down.
Cat claws are designed for climbing up, not down; trying to climb backwards could cause them to be injured and injure themselves while trying to descend a tree backwards can be hazardous for their physical wellbeing. While placing food down may help coax them down, doing this may attract other animals such as dogs and raccoons who could discourage your cat from coming down.
Generally speaking, cats can stay in a tree for up to a week.
Cats are well known for their incredible balance and climbing ability, so it can be common for them to find themselves climbing trees at times. Knowing what steps to take should your feline become trapped is crucial if they find themselves up there and can save both heartache and stress for both parties involved.
At first, contact an arborist or animal rescue for assistance. These professionals have all of the equipment required to get your cat safely down off its tree or back home again and can also inspect nearby power lines that could prove fatal if he/she falls.
Another good solution would be posting on social media, and solicit advice or ask for help there. Someone may own a cherry picker or bucket loader they could lend you in order to bring down your cat safely from its tree home. Don’t believe any advice given you via social media that suggests leaving food up a tree will make your cat come down by itself as this could attract other animals such as dogs, raccoons or predators that discourage it from coming down on its own and leave false assurances of safety with false hopes that encourage it stay up there longer.
Other tips for safely getting your cat out of a tree include using a rope to lower her into a carrier secured to either a pole or the ground, which should be large enough for her to lay down inside of. You could add blankets or cushions as additional comfort measures for sleeping inside of. Finally, gently yet quickly lower her into it for safe landing on the ground.
Try to lure the cat back down with food or toys. Cats usually climb trees to escape predators, so activating their hunting instincts may work. If it seems as though your kitty has become stuck due to curiosity about something nearby, try offering her some incentive for bravely climbing down from its perch – such as offering an incentive if she manages to jump down.
Cats that become trapped in trees quickly can become weak and dehydrated, making it harder for them to climb down and even leading them out altogether, risking injuries or death in an unsafe descent.
If your cat is stuck in a tree, do not wait more than 48 hours before calling for assistance. As time passes, its removal becomes harder and risk increases further of injury from falling out.
They’re more likely to stay in a tree for a day or two.
Cats are agile animals capable of climbing trees with ease, yet sometimes their curiosity leads them up into one and they become trapped and cannot climb back down again. Cats who become trapped in trees may be searching for prey or simply exploring their surroundings; either way, getting stuck can become a serious source of concern to pet parents.
Cat owners worried about their feline becoming trapped in a tree may wonder how long to wait before seeking assistance for rescue. While some online resources suggest waiting 48 hours, doing so could cause traumatization as temperatures can rapidly fluctuate or other external factors cause injury or illness in the animal.
Cats typically survive without food for two days without dehydration and starvation setting in. But if they live outdoors without access to indoor food sources, their chances of survival diminish even further.
If your cat is up a tree and seems stuck there, be sure to clear away anything they were doing while up there, such as hunting or exploring their surroundings. Use toys or treats to coax them down. If they seem distressed or scared, try talking gently but calmly – this should help them remain relaxed.
Place a cat carrier near the base of your tree and encourage your cat to enter it as another option for climbing it safely. Do this with something soft inside, like blankets or cushions so they will have somewhere soft if they fall from their perch.
People may be tempted to leave food up in a tree for their fearful cat, but this may attract other animals that could potentially become predators and lead them back up there again. Over time, this can result in medical complications for your feline such as dehydration or hepatic lipidosis.
If you decide to try and bring down the cat yourself, be sure to wear thick gloves and boots. A cat may become aggressive as they try to come down from their perch in panic; so in order to prevent any injuries during their descent from the tree.
Alternatively, contact local animal control or search for an animal rescue organization specializing in cat extraction from trees. They have access to tools like cherry pickers or bucket loaders which will enable them to reach and bring down cats safely from trees. You could also ask around on social media if anyone knows anyone with a large vehicle capable of climbing trees to retrieve your cat; although this method should only be attempted as it can be dangerous both for the cat and those helping retrieve them.