How Long Do Cats Grow? | Working Out Your Cat’s Full Size

The Discerning Cat

You’ve just gotten a kitten and it’s tiny, but is it possible this cat will outgrow itself?

The Discerning Cat

No matter the kind of cat breed, from Sphynx to Siamese, your feline friend is sure to grow as big as they possibly can.

The Discerning Cat

Kittens typically grow eight times their size in just about eight weeks. Under 1 week old: Kittens weigh less than 4 ounces. 7 to 10 days old: Kittens weigh 4 to 6 ounces.

Kitten Growth Chart

Some experts recommend free-feeding kittens once they are weaned and eating solid food so they can get as much food as they need.

Feeding Habits Change as Your Kitten Grows

The right time to transition your cat from kitten to adult food starts around 10-12 months of age. However, if your little furball is struggling to keep weight on, it would be advisable to keep your furbaby on kitten food until they are 2 years old or even longer.

When Should I Feed My Kitten Adult Cat Food?

The average domestic feline weighs around10 pounds. The males of the largest domestic cat breed, the Maine Coon, weigh around 20 pounds.

How Long do Cats Grow?

Most experts agree that cats reach adulthood at 12 months old, which generally means that this is the age where the cats’ personality has matured and solidified into how they’ll behave throughout their adult lives.

When Exactly Do Cats Reach Their Full Size?

Another factor that contributes to your cats’ growth (or lack thereof) is their breed. The breed of your cat can affect its rate of growth. Unsurprisingly, the larger cat breeds take longer to reach their full potential of growth due to longer time periods to reach maturity.

Some Cat Breeds Grow Faster than Others

Once your kitten has outgrown the “terrible twos”, many cat parents wonder if that means their cat has stopped growing.

When Do Cats Stop Growing?

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