Posted on Jun 3, 2011 in Animals & pets
I’m thinking about getting a kitten, and since I already have two dogs, was wondering if there’s a reliable way to find out how big of a cat it will grow to be.
First of all, I admit it. I pulled a hamstring reaching for that headline.
Cats come in all shapes and sizes. Obviously, certain breeds are going to be bigger than others. A Maine Coon isn’t going to fit in your pocket as an adult. It may not even fit on your lap. So this can vary wildly depending on what breed we’re looking at.
However, this chart from PetEducation.com suggests that your kitten will weigh about twice as much at adulthood as he/she did at four months. Some other wisdom states that at six months, your cat will pretty much look like they will when they reach adulthood, but they will continue to “fill out” and “bulk up.”
On the other hand, I adopted a cat who was around a year old and about eight pounds at the time… and now he’s 11 years old, and weighs almost 20 pounds. And he’s not fat. At all. His bone structure is considerably larger than that of even his two-year-old self.
So you can, of course, use the “four months times 2” as a general guideline… but your cat could certainly end up larger.
Kind of like human kids, you know?
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