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How far can fleas jump?

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Fleas are able to jump to a distance of about 4 inches. This distance does not seem all that long to humans or most other animals. However, that distance is actually about 100 times the flea's height.

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The ability to jump that far and that high is the reason fleas are able to jump onto cats and dogs. When comparing the size of a flea to that of a house pet, the pet would appear to be too tall to reach. However, the flea can use its ability to jump high and far to hitch a ride on the creatures it prefers.

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