average life expectancy of an indoor cat is between 9 to
15 years. According to the Guinness
Book of Records,
the oldest living cat is a Burmese
called Kataleena Lady who lives in Melbourne, Australia.
Kataleena Lady was born on March 11th, 1977.
oldest living cat is Creme Puff of Austin Texas. Born on
August 3rd 1967, Creme Puff celebrated her 38th birthday
in August 2005.
deserving a mention are Puss, who was born in 1903.
Puss was owned by Mrs T. Holway of Devon. Puss passed away
on 29th November, 1939, one day after his 36th birthday.
second is Granpa who lived to the ripe old age of 34. Granpa
Rexs Allen (Granpa for short) was a Sphyx adopted from
the Humane Society in Texas .
lived in Cairns, Queensland, is the heaviest recorded cat,
weighing in at a staggering 21.3kg (46.8lbs). Himmy, a
desexed tabby died at the age of 10 of respiratory
sources mention a cat by the name of Snowbie, who
reputedly weighs 44kg. Personally, I find this hard to
believe, especially as Himmy's weight was 46.8lbs. That
would make Snowbie twice Himmy's weight. My own conclusion
is that somebody mistook Snowbie's weight in lbs for
kilos, and this error has been copied over & over
again. So, presuming Snowbie does in fact weigh 44lbs,
this makes him the world's second heaviest cat on
record, and the heaviest living cat. Snowbie resides
in Aberdeenshire, Scotland with his owner Lorna.
February 2003, there is a new contender for the world's
heaviest cat. Five year old Katy, who lives in Russia
reportedly weighs 20kg. Katy's owners had hoped to have
her recognised as the world's heaviest cat with the
Guinness Book of Records however they are no longer
accepting nominations in this category as they don't
want to encourage pet owners to overfeed their animals.
smallest cat is a Blue Point Himalayan by the name of
Tinker Toy from the USA. Tinker Toy was just 2 ¾ tall (at
the shoulder) & 7 ½ long (about the size of a cheque
book). Tinker toy weighed 1lb & 8oz.
Tinker Toy was featured in an article in the August 31,
1993 issue of National Enquirer. If anybody has a copy of
this magazine I would love to hear from you.
Tinker Toy passed away in November 1997. Many thanks to
Scott & Katrina for their help.
a 2 year old domestic cat of Central Illinois holds the
Guinness Book of World Records award for the smallest
around 3lbs he is 6.1 inches high.
his small stature is due to a genetic defect.
toes is the normal number for cats. A five year old moggy
from Ontario, Canada is in the Guinness Book of Records
for having the most toes. Jake has a total of 27 toes.
Mooch who lives with his owners Bob & Becky Duval in
Maine, USA is the winner having 28 toes.
Mooch's owners have submitted evidence to the Guinness
Book of Records, watch out Jake!!!
with more than the "normal" number of toes are
comes from the Greek word "polys" which means
many or more than one. Dactyl also comes from the Greek
word "daktylos" or finger. Polydactyl's are also
known as Hemingway cats.
Kittens Produced by a Domestic Cat
1952, Dusty, a Tabby moggy from Texas had given
birth to a total number of 420 kittens in her lifetime.
Largest Pet Litter
7th August, 1970, a four year old Burmese called Tarawood
Antigone, who was owned by Valerie Gane of Oxfordshire,
UK, gave birth to nineteen kittens. The surviving fifteen
kittens consisted of 1 female & 14 males.
Oldest Feline Mother
owned by George Johnstone of Staffordshire, UK, gave
birth to two kittens at the ripe old age of 30. During her
life, Kitty produced a total of 218 kittens.
Most Well Travelled Cat
A cat by
the name of Hamlet escaped from his carrier while on a
flight from Toronto, Canada. Hamlet was discovered 7 weeks
later behind a panel. In this time, he had travelled
Most Expensive Cat
Leopard Cat (ALC)/Domestic Shorthair (DSH) hybrid, bred by
Esmond Gay, is the world's most expensive cat. Zeus, who
is 90% ALC & 10% DSH has an asking price of £100,000.00.
Non Fatal Fall
was owned by a Florida Senator by the name of Ken Myer
holds the world record for the longest non fatal fall.
Andy fell from the 16th floor (200 feet) of an apartment
Post Earthquake Survival by a Cat
A cat was
discovered alive in a collapsed building 80 days after an
earthquake in Taiwan in December 1999.
Rea left his cat Blackie £15 million in his will.
& Donna Wright of Kingston, Ontario made their way to
the Guinness Book of Records for having the highest number
of cats. According to the Guinness Book of Records they
have 689 cats.
Cheetah is the world's fastest cat, able to reach speeds
world's best mouser was tortoiseshell moggy Towser,
April 21st, 1963 to 20th March 1987. In her lifetime she
caught 28,899 mice, plus numerous other unfortunate
creatures such as rats & rabbits. Towser worked
for the Glenturret Distillery. A statue has been erected
in the distillery grounds to honour Towser.