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post #31 of 55
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LOL, Carmelo has an unfair advantage!

The domestic kitty with the longest tail wins

Right now we have a 3-way tie of 14 inches.

If nobody can beat that by tomorrow, then they will all win!
post #32 of 55
Reyah (2yrs) : 11"
Hera (1yr) : 13"
Thalia (10wks): 9"
Lucy (4yrs) : 8" approx. (definitely did not want her tail measured)
Zoe (2yrs) : 10"
post #33 of 55
Charlie (10 months old) - 12 3/4 inches

Ling (2 yrs old) - only 8 inches


For a "kinked" tail - add about 1/4 inch

Just curious if the longer tailed cats (12-14 inches) are siamese/oriental or have those breeds in them. Oci's are from aby/siamese so it makes sense for them to have a longer tail.

I remember measuring Spooky's tail long time ago (my rex) - he had about 14-15 inch tail - he was long and tall. The tail was pretty long/whippy too. My first cat, Mitten from nose to tail was 35 inches long (about 12/13 inches was his tail).
post #34 of 55
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
Not fair - we can't count the "wild" cats - only domestic
But Carmelo isn't wild. He's very tame and loving and downright cute.

If I can get Ari to slow down I'll remeasure his tail to see if it's any longer since I measured it (sometime before April 2006).

Adilah still has to submit hers.
post #35 of 55
GoldenKitty45....to answer your question.

Siam is a siamese mix. A seal lynx point. Stripey face, legs, tail, with dark points.
post #36 of 55
Twix (2 yrs.): 11 inches
Kittens (14 wks.): 9 inches

Hm, it look as though the prize of long tailedness is not in my future!!
post #37 of 55
Seb 12 inches (30.48 cm)
Daphne 10 inches (25.4)

These are approximate Daphne wanted to eat the tape and Seb looked at me like I was insane
post #38 of 55
How on earth are you guys getting your cats to a) keep their tails still enough to measure and b) not try to swipe at the tape measure? Do you have compliant cats or an accomplice holding them down?

Jaffa is about to have me certified as insane. I think his tail is about 13-14 inches long but I can't be more accurate than that! Mosi's is a bit shorter (but fluffier) so his is probably 11-12 inches.
post #39 of 55
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Originally Posted by urbantigers View Post
How on earth are you guys getting your cats to a) keep their tails still enough to measure and b) not try to swipe at the tape measure? Do you have compliant cats or an accomplice holding them down?
My cats are definitely not going to be compliant so I will go the 'accomplice' route and my answers will have to wait until Nate is home from work I really do not want to have to take Radar to the vet to have tape measure surgically removed from his intestines, I'm always removing things from that cat's mouth! I know that Radar has a very long tail in comparison to his size, but it probably won't win this competition as he is so small all over, only 7 1/2 lbs!
post #40 of 55
I held Charlie in my arms; DH measured his tail. Ling was not cooperative so I'm guessing at the 8 inches.
post #41 of 55
That's what I thought The longer tailed cats are siamese/oriental types
post #42 of 55
Demetri (6 months) 12"

Sebastian (4.5 yrs) 11.5"

Sylvester (4.5 yrs) 12"

Boris (6 yrs) 7". He's inbred for generations and has a really short tail.

Tadhg (1.5 yrs) 11"

Kennelly (1.5 yrs) 11"

Jasper (10 months) 13.5"
post #43 of 55
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Originally Posted by Pami View Post
Easy- 9
Laura- 9
Kiko- 12
Ducky- 13
Tino- 14
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Originally Posted by gemlady View Post
Aristotle's was last measured at 14 inches. It inspired my avatar.

Topaz? She won't let me measure it. Probably 9-10 inches.
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Originally Posted by spudsmom View Post
Siam's is 14", the same as when we measured a few months ago. When he get's "happy tail" it touches his nose, curled over his back. Spud has only a 10" tail. I hope he doesn't have tail envy.
Still a 3 way tie! I'll let it go until this evening in case any others can get measurements, else Tino, Aristotle and Siam will win the monkey-tailed kitty contest!

Of course you know, we're going to want pictures of these kitties and their long beautiful tails!
post #44 of 55
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
That's what I thought The longer tailed cats are siamese/oriental types
I think Ari gets his tail from his Turkish Angora mom.
post #45 of 55
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Still a 3 way tie! I'll let it go until this evening in case any others can get measurements...
Thanks, I am sure that Nate will raise his eyebrows when I ask him to hold the cats so that I can measure their tails though!
post #46 of 55
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Thanks, I am sure that Nate will raise his eyebrows when I ask him to hold the cats so that I can measure their tails though!


Jaffa's is pretty long as he has a long body and most cats seem to have tails in proportion to their body, but I've no chance of getting an accurate measurement as he hides under the bed when I have visitors. Mosi has a shorter body and a shorter tail - even with 3 inches of fluff on the end it's still shorter than Jaffa's.
post #47 of 55
Nate did roll his eyes at this!

Sonic sports 12.5 inches of tail

Radar has a magnificent 13.5 inches.

Given that they are both small cats and Sonic is still a kitten, I am quite chuffed that they did so well.
post #48 of 55
Hmmm, I tried this one, but Spot gave me a look and ran away when I grabbed her tail. Isadora won't come out of her condo....and she'll surely try to kill me if I grab her tail.
post #49 of 55
Thread Starter 
Congrats to the winners!

Pami's Tino

gemlady's Aristotle

and spudsmom's Siam!

They have all received a monkey in honor of their monkey-tailed kitties

If I missed anyone with another 14" tail kitty, or a larger one that I overlooked let me know!
post #50 of 55
I tried to measure Ari's tail yesterday and got cussed at.
post #51 of 55
Kitty is sleeping right now so I`m not going there. There will be blood and screaming....

Maisie`s tail is a weeny 1 inch long. She still wiggles it though
post #52 of 55
ok, i just want to say - NOBODY liked me doing this!
Pixel - 11.5"/Cable - 12"/Chip - 11.5"/Java - 10.5"/Firefox - 3.5" [with a cute little right-angle 'bend/kink' in it - i think it might've been broken at some point].
post #53 of 55
Felix has a 12" tail, but he'd like to remind you that size doesn't matter.
post #54 of 55
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Felix has a 12" tail, but he'd like to remind you that size doesn't matter.
I was thinking the same thing!
post #55 of 55
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Originally Posted by alice_curiouser View Post
Felix has a 12" tail, but he'd like to remind you that size doesn't matter.
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