How big or small can cats be?
Well, while within the same breed, there's surely going to range, the #1 factor determining the size of a cat is their breed. The tiniest can weigh three pounds, and the biggest can weigh over 200.
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If you are a cat lover looking to add a cat to your family and in the process of deciding the breed you asked yourself: Which are the biggest and which are the smallest cat breeds out there? Well, you're at the right place. In this article, you will get to know the world’s biggest and smallest cat breeds available in this world.
5 Biggest Cat Breeds
There are a variety of big-sized cat breeds that exist in our world. Many large cat breeds are cuddly companions for everyone in the family, depending on your lifestyle and preferences. You could want a cat to sit back and relax with or one that can keep up with you on any adventure. These cats are remarkable for their size.
The most popular large domestic cats in the world are:
- Maine coon
- American Bobtail
- Norwegian Forest
The Maine Coon is one of the hugest domestic breeds available. It has exceptional size, with its dense fur and a long and bushy tail. They have a vast anatomy that measures up to 16.2 inches tall and weighs anywhere between 12 to 22 pounds.
The Maine coon is a beautiful breed, contrary to its weight; this feline isn't all chubby. It's really muscular and highly social and usually gets along with everyone, even with different domestic pets such as dogs or other feline companions.
The cool thing about the Maine coon is how friendly and people-oriented this cat is. You can be able to walk it on a leash. Some Maine Coons have been reported to love to play fetch and will also retrieve small toys or balls. They can climb as well as any cats but usually prefer to stay at ground level.
The Ragdoll is a strongly-built breed with a dense muscle structure. It is also a long-haired cat with a sweet, calm temperament and a very kind nature. They're not much into adventure and activity and like to spend time doing nothing.
The male ragdoll generally weighs between 16 and 20 pounds, and the female ragdoll can reach between 9 to 15 pounds. Their measurements are surprising as they can go 15.7 inches tall and 35 inches long.
Ragdolls have good manners and are easy to live with; you'll find a ragdoll on your couch or bed. They are actually indoor cats and love people's affection. It is also great for quiet people who have a lot of time to pet.
3. American Bobtail
The American Bobtail typically weighs between 8 to 16 pounds. American Bobtails are famous for the characteristics of a dog. They are devoted to their human affection and stand up for being very loving, affectionate, sweet, and highly intelligent.
With its short tail, tufted ears and toes, and dynamic body, the American Bobtail has a distinctively wild look. They can be comfortable outdoors and can also walk nicely on a leash. They also know how to play fetch games and different other games.
The American Bobtail has an adaptable nature. In regards, it is also a good traveler. If you're planning to go on a hike or camping with your kitty, the American Bobtail is the right companion for it. Long distance truckers RVS find them to be an excellent partner. The cats also have intuitive nature and kindness, making them good family companions, and suited for multiple lifestyles.
Savannah cats were registered as a breed in the mid of 2012 by (TICA). This breed is a cross or can say more like a hybrid between a domestic serval cat and a wild African cat. The serval is a wild cat native to Africa. The savannah is quite a big cat, especially the kitten can be pretty good-sized. Savannah is considered the tallest cat. The last two world record holders were the savannah cats.
The average male savannah cat can weigh up to 13 to 26 pounds. The savannah is a challenging and rewarding companion; the savannahs have lots of energy and need physical and mental stimulation.
Not to be confused with the Bengal Cat.
The savannah is also one of the most expensive cats in the world and also the biggest too. They can be almost 23 inches tall and 35 inches long. Savannah is commonly known for spending time with its owner. If they don't get the activity they need, they may get bored and can cause a commotion in your house.
5. Norwegian Forest
The Norwegian forest cat can weigh up to 20 pounds or even more. They also have the nickname "Wegies," short for Norwegian. This cat has a perfect silky coat as a result of adapting to its natural environment, the cold Nordic forests.
They can grow up to 9 inches tall and 30 inches long almost a size of a two-year-old kid. The Norwegian cat was introduced by the Vikings that have many characteristics in common with the Siberian cat. The breed comes from the harsh Scandinavian forests.
They are probably one of the mellowest cats with adventurous spirits. They are muscular, agile, and pretty athletic. The Wegies are very people oriented and need to have human interaction. They are highly sociable and playful and can be great companions for your family.
5 Smallest Cat Breeds
Good things come in small packages. And who wouldn't adore those little, adorable creatures? Small cats are cute and attractive, mainly because they resemble kittens too much! Discover some lovely cat breeds that never get bigger and maintain their kitten-like characteristics throughout adulthood.
These cute cat breeds may appear ordinary looking from the outside, yet they are feisty and spirited on the inside! You can't help but fall in love with these five adorably cute small cat breeds.
Small cats come in a wide variety of shapes and colors. Some of them are as follows:
- Devon Rex
- American Curl
- Burmese Cat
If you don't like cats on countertops, Munchkin can be an ideal cat for you as it can't jump very high. Due to a mutated gene that has caused their legs to be shorter than usual, munchkin cats are small.
Even as adults, they retain their kitten-like appearance and weigh between 4 and 9 pounds. They have medium-sized bodies, giving them a shoulder height of 7 to 9 inches.
Don't be fooled by this breed's short legs, which are one of its distinguishing characteristics. You might be surprised by their capacity to move around quickly. The Munchkin may be small, but it will bring you so much joy!
2. Devon Rex
The Devon Rex, frequently mistaken for their close family members, the Cornish Rex, shares the exact genetic makeup. It is a very lovable, protective, and adoring personality.
The average weight of this cat is between 5 to 10 pounds. These cats were born in Devon, U.k, in 1960, and that is where they made their name.
Their soft coat, short stature, wide, round eyes, and pointy ears give them a look of a pixie-like appearance. Devon Rex is also referred to as a hypoallergenic cat because of its fur. These social cats enjoy snuggling and will gladly cheer you up on a bad day.
As the name indicates, Singapura cats are native to Singapore. It is known as the world's tiniest. This rare cat weighs between 4 and 6 pounds and has a silky, soft coat and a muscular build.
The Singapura, despite its compact size, is far from timid! They're the ideal companion if you're looking for a snuggly kitty, as they enjoy nothing more than just cuddling on your lap.
With its ivory color, cute face, and small size, the Singapura cat is widely regarded as among the most beautiful cats in the globe. They enjoy climbing and exploring and will ensure they are always the center of attention.
4. American Curl
The American Curl is most notable for its oddly shaped cute ears. Their ear shape, which curls backward, gives them their name. After their birth, their ears are usually like other cats, but after 3 to 5 days, they begin to curl. They typically weigh less than 5 kg, but due to their diverse gene pool, weights can vary between individuals.
American curl cats can be short to medium size with silky smooth and straight fur texture. Their life expectancy is 10-16 years. These cats have intriguing eye colors, including white, blue, red, cream, chocolate, and golden. They are cheerful, loving, and energetic cats commonly known for having a dog-like bond with their owners.
American curls have a slim rather than enormous shape and are graceful, well-balanced, and somewhat muscular. They can range in size and frequently appear perfectly proportioned and balanced.
5. Burmese Cat
With their large eyes, highly social personalities, and dog-like traits, Burmese cats are the best for converting people who claim they are not fans of cats. Burmese breeds originated in Asia and are known as house-friendly cats. They have small stature, spherical heads, and a pair of gleaming yellow and golden eyes.
Younger Burmese are lively, curious cats that change conveniently with the environment. However, some Burmese may become calm and peaceful as they age and prefer to observe rather than participate in activities.
Burmese cats must have cat tree houses and perches because they are skilled climbers and jumpers. They are indeed a strong, stocky breed, so it's essential to monitor their diet to prevent weight gain, especially if it doesn't get enough exercise.
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