The biggest, tallest, smallest, etc.
Compiled by Glenda Moore of CatStuff
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||In 1950, a four month
kitten climbed 14,691 feet to the top of the Matterhorn in
|Longest||Maine Coon named Stewie was certified as the new record holder after measuring 48.5" from the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail bone. The previous record holder was Verismo’s Leonetti Reserve Red, also a Maine Coon, who measured 48" from nose to tail. (Guinness World Records)|
|Shortest/smallest||Tinker Toy - As of 1997, the smallest domestic cat ever; a male blue point Himalayan 2.75" tall, 7.5" long|
|Largest breed||The largest cat breeds
are the Ragdoll and Maine Coon. Males weigh 12 to 20
pounds, with females weighing 10 to 15 pounds.
|Least fur breed
||The Sphynx cat, a
hairless breed, came into existence in 1966.
~ Savannah Cat measures 19 inches up to the shoulder
Owned and bred by Debby Maraspini, California
||Jake has 27 toes; another cat, Mooch, is
recorded as having 28 toes.
||A cat named Five
Toes, was born with two tongues.
NOTE: There are many more medical anomalies, but I do not intend to use this page to document them.
|Most mice killed
||As of 1997, Towser held
the record for most mice/rats killed: 28,899. Towser worked for the
Glenturret Distillery, and a statue was erected in the
distillery grounds in her honor.
||Blackberry, a female
||Andy, companion of
Florida Sen. Ken Myer; fell 16 stories (about 200 feet)
||- Brownie and Hellcat
became two of the richest cats in the world when owner Dr.
William Grier left them $415,000 in the 1960's
- Ben Rea left his cat Blackie £15 million in his will.
||- Himmey, a neutered
tabby living in Australia who weighed 46 lbs, 15.25 oz;
died of heart failure
- Poppa - an 11-year-old tabby who wieghed 44.5 lbs.
- Tiger - a long-haired part-Persian weighing 43 lbs.
NOTE: Guinness World Records is no longer documenting this record, as owners were cruelly overfeeding their pets to gain a new record
|Lightest||Mr. Peebles is the world's smallest fully-grown cat, weighing in at just 3 lbs. (Guinness World Records)|
||American Shorthairs were the first pedigreed
breed recognized in the United States.
||Mrs. Poodles, the first
Siamese exhibited at an English cat show (in 1871)
||Jake, an Ontario, Canada cat with 28 toes, with 7 on each paw (Guinness World Records)|
||- Mingo, a Maine coon in
Turku Finland - with whiskers measuring 6.8 inches in July
2004. (Guinness World Records)
- Ellie, living in Woodland Hills, Californiaa brown/black Maine Coon, had the longest single whisker on a cat (measuring 6.5 inches) on Febraury 15, 2004. (Guinness World Records)
|Most expensive wedding
||In September 1996, two
rare “diamond-eyed” cats, Phet and Ploy, were married in
matching pink outfits at a ceremony in Thailand's biggest
discotheque. It cost Phet’s owner, Wichan Jaratarcha,
410,979 Thai Bhat ($16,241).
|Most kittens in a litter
||Tarawood Antigone, a
brown Burmese who holds the records for having 19 kittens
in one litter on August 7th 1970. Four
were stillborn. Another large letter was born to a Persian
named Bluebell, who gave birth to 14 kittens, all of which
|Most kittens in a lifetime
||Dusty, who delivered a
total of 420 kittens in her life. She gave birth
to her last litter on June 12th 1952.
NOTE: This is NOT a record to aspire toward.
in Staffordshire England, gave birth for the last time
at age 30. In her life, she had 218 kittens.
|Oldest cat living
||The oldest cat living is
claimed to be Cream
Puff who was born on August 3, 1967 (which made her
38 in 2005 if she was still alive).
||- Puss, 36 years old;
died on Nov. 29, 1939
- Ma, a tabby who was 35 when she was euthanized Nov. 5, 1957
- Grampa, 34 years old, a Rex Sphinx; died April 1998
|Longest travel home
||Sugar's family, the
Woods, left him behind when they moved; he left his new
owners and found the Woods' new house 1,500 miles away
|Most traveled cat
||Hamlet escaped from his cage on a flight from Toronto, Canada, and traveled 600,000 miles in seven weeks, until he was caught in February 1984.|
||On Dec. 9, 1999, 80 days
after an earthquake struck Taiwan, killing an estimated
2,400 people, a cat was discovered alive in a collapsed
building in Taichung. It was taken to veterinary hospital,
where it made a full recovery.
time separated from owner
gorgeous black cat who had an ID microchip implanted
under his skin, was returned to his owner Chris Inglis 10
years after he jumped out a
window and vanished.
|Most cats owned
||Jack and Donna Wright of Kingston, Ontario,
hold the world record for most cats owned: 689 at one
|Longest post earthquake
was discovered alive in a collapsed building 80 days
after an earthquake in Taiwan in December 1999.
purrs can reach an incredible 92 decibels – the same
you’d experience watching a Boeing 737 coming in to
land. Smokey is owned by Ruth and Mark Adams from