Cat Body Shape Guide - Ideal Size and Weight for Cats and Kittens
These cats have well-proportioned bodies and, even though they can come in a wide range of sizes, they are generally medium, or average, in terms of height and weight.
The black-footed cat is the smallest wild cat in and rivals the as the world's smallest wild cat. Males reach a head-to-body length of 36.7 to 43.3 cm (14.4 to 17.0 in) with tails 16.4 to 19.8 cm (6.5 to 7.8 in) long. Females are smaller with a maximum head-to-body-length of 36.9 cm (14.5 in) and tails 12.6 to 17.0 cm (5.0 to 6.7 in) long. Adult resident males weigh on average 1.9 kg (4.2 lb) and a maximum of 2.45 kg (5.4 lb). Adult resident females weigh on average 1.3 kg (2.9 lb) and a maximum of 1.65 kg (3.6 lb). The shoulder height is about 25 cm (9.8 in).
My sister just got two, 7-week-old kittens. What is their ideal weight? Are they growing up OK???Also, what is the average size and weight of a small-size adult house cat? - Thx, BDear B,We have a baby gate to keep Merlin from wandering off the porch. His leaping days are long over. Odin, however bypassed Merlin (napping) and without any effort gracefully jumped over railing yesterday. How high can a cat jump? A young, healthy, average-sized cat can jump about six times their length or over eight feet in a single bound thanks to powerful muscles in their back legs (see illustration).The male Maine Coon is usually. The size of a full grown male Coon cat is typically 15-25 pounds, while the female averages between 10-5 pounds. The height of the male cat is 10-16 inches and be about 40 inches long. The female can stand at about 8-14 inches tall and be the same length as the male (these averages vary greatly).Munchkins are fun-loving cats that scurry about on their short legs chasing toys and happily running around the house. They have a charming way of sitting up on their hind legs when they want to see something better that makes them look like rabbits or kangaroos. Since many breeds have been used to achieve the Munchkin appearance, an individual cat’s personality can take on almost any trait, but on a whole, these cats have the reputation for being loving, sociable companions. They are also unusually confident and intelligent — adventuresome, in fact — perhaps because as dwarfs, they are forced to do more than an average amount of problem solving to do all the things they want to do simply because they’re cats! One particularly charming trait of the breed is their readiness to take on their long-legged feline counterparts in just about anything from a wrestling match to finding a way to reach their seemingly impossible vertical goals.What about vertical jumps? The world record for the high jump for humans is 8.04 feet. And according to the Guinness Book of Records, a Chinese acrobat once made a vertical jump 8.07 feet through a hoop. Ok, a cat may not be able to match that, but let's be fair – a cat is less than two feet tall! However, your average housecat can achieve a vertical jump to a height of five feet or more (without running), which may be as much as seven times her own height. We don't know the height of the aforementioned human record holder high jumpers are, but if they were four feet tall, they'd be jumping to only twice their height!Specifically, according to a study done by the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 132 cats falling from an average of 5.5 stories and as high as 32 stories, the latter of which is more than enough for them to reach their terminal velocity, have a survival rate of about 90%, assuming they are brought in to treat their various injuries that may occur because of the impact with the ground. Of those 132 cats included in the study, about 2/3 required some sort of medical treatment as a result of their fall, and about half of those that required treatment (1/3 of the total cats brought in) would have died without medical aid.