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post #1 of 11
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Leopalorn as you guys may or may not know is a Somali. I researched the breed but still do not know everything. Hes on Raw and eats a TON, hes loving and sweet but is not a lap cat.

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post #2 of 11
Some cats are more lap cats then others. Kittens usually are too interested in exploring and playing to take time to sit on your lap unless they really are sleepy.

Charlie's 11 months old and is a part time lap cat. Some days he's more into cuddling, others not.

Remember Abys are active cats. Somalis are just longhair abys
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
Okay, well then...... What age do they start to become lap cats?


Hes also growing slower then Bindi did, I heard this breed takes awhile to mature?


Also about what weight do you think he'll max out at on a Raw diet?
post #4 of 11
SOme never do .. Zoey is 3.5 yrs old and is NOT a lap cat ...

Yes they are slower to mature

He should be the same wt as if he were on reg cat food... Not positive but 10-12 lbs??
post #5 of 11
You're right - males will average 10-12 lbs when full grown. Body, coat and color can take as long as 18 months to development.
post #6 of 11
Somalis are not really lap cats. What made you think they were? Like I said before I have heard the red males are more lovable and Kingston proved that to me. Kingston was a lap cat the day he came home at 4 months old. But I never expected either of my Somalis to be a lap cat.

As for maturity males are slower than females. Kingston is 9 months old and he is not fully grown. I have heard 18 months for size and 3 years for coat. If you want to guess his weight you would need to look at his sire. Somalis are not large cats. Right now Kingston only weighs 7 lbs. That is small but he is still young.
post #7 of 11
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Right now Kingston only weighs 7 lbs. That is small but he is still young.
This is a rather interesting statement to me...my Suria is 9 months, neutered at 4.5-5 months (or was it earlier, I'm growing old my memory fails me) and is now about the same size as daddy (Stevie) and already weighs some 4.3-4.5kg (just under 10 lbs). And is a cuddle bug to boot!

I wonder why the difference...of course it could all be in the lines!
post #8 of 11
It might be the lines. We just saw Kingston's sister and he was bigger than her. Kingston was not the runt. But he did have a brother who was larger than him. His breeder keeps telling me he will get bigger but I do wonder. Veeshan is also 7 lbs. but she is female of course. One other thing is I have been told reds mature slower than ruddys. If that is true I have no clue.
post #9 of 11
Mosi is very affectionate but he's not really a lap cat. He will jump onto my lap when I'm on the computer and curl up for a sleep, and he likes to snuggle up to me in bed, but he's not really what I'd call a lap cat. He's far too busy for that kind of thing He does love attention though and has to be involved in everything I do. Cleaning the shower, tidying a cupboard - whatever I'm doing he's there to "help". Somalis are very busy cats that like to be involved in whatever you're doing. They're also pretty lively. Mosi is calming down now that he's 20 months but he still needs several hours of active play each day (running around chasing things). He's very friendly and loves everyone. He will go up to visitors and rub his whole body against them. He is a very outgoing and lively individual though - I was told by his breeder that he was the most confident, lively and outgoing kitten in the litter.

I think he's almost done growing now in terms of skeletal structure, but he will fill out a bit more and add some muscle as he matures. He doesn't have his full adult coat yet either. Not sure about weight - Mosi was 3.2 kg when he was 1 year old but he's not been weighed since. He weighs a good bit more than that now - he looks chunkier and feels heavier. Somalis can look bigger than they are though as they're quite small boned cats underneath the fur. Mosi is a large somali and most people who have seen him were surprised that he was oly 3.2 kg at one year old - he looks bigger.
post #10 of 11
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Do the teeth come in late to? I looked and think he's getting his adult insizers, the little teeth inbetween the canines. Hes about 4 to 4 1/2months old.


I've notice the ticking has come in better and he seems more filled out, he also is allowing of me picking up and holding him ( something he HATED before) Also his sense of balance has improved he can jump up on beds and tables now, which at 3 months couldnt do.
post #11 of 11
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Do the teeth come in late to? I looked and think he's getting his adult insizers, the little teeth inbetween the canines. Hes about 4 to 4 1/2months old.
Cats have all their adult teeth by 7 months is what I have read. But I am wondering also if Somalis are late. Kingston has very bright red gums and I am wondering it that is teething. I have a vet appointment for him tomorrow.
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