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post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
Hi i am a design student and currently designing a GPS data puller cat collar so all those lost and stolen kittys can be found out there.

I am currently doing some research into the size the collar needs to be. Unfortunatly i cannot make the collar fully adjustable since the wiring runs through the collar to distribute the weight evenly. The collar will also have a safety clasp which with open when a certain amount of pressure is exerted on it plus it can easily be found when it comes off because of the tracking system incorprated into it.

So i need everyone who owns a cat to take a piece of ribbon and measure the circumference of their cats neck i will also need to know the age of the cat too.

Please help me out on this the more information i collect the more efficient the design will be.

Many thanks

L.Watts
post #2 of 21
Zoey is 7.5- 9.5 lbs depending on season and has a neck of 7-8 inches

RIP Kandie was 12-14 lbs and wore a 12 inch collar
post #3 of 21
Age followed by neck size
1. 10 - 11"
2. 12 - 12" (huge kitty)
3. 8 - 11.5" (mr no neck)
4. 6 - 10"
5. 3-4 - 8"
post #4 of 21
Garfield - 6 months - currently 4.1 pounds - 6 1/2 in. neck
Woodward - almost 5 months - currently 3.5 pounds - 5 1/2 in. neck
Taco - almost 5 months - currently 3.5 pounds - 6 in. neck
Roxy - 6 months - currently 3.9 pounds - 6 in. neck
Sofia - 6 months - currently 3.3 pounds - 6 in. neck
Spike - 9 months - currently 8.6 pounds - 9 in. neck
Lt. Bear - 6 months - currently 4 pounds - 6 1/2 in. neck
Captain Squishy - 6 months - currently 5.2 pounds - 6 1/2 in. neck
Tabitha - 1 year old - currently 7.13 pounds - 7 1/2 in. neck
Spooky Bear - 1 year old - currently 6.15 pounds - 7 1/2 in. neck
Leo - 1 year old - currently 9 pounds - 9 in. neck
Grabat - 6 years old - currently 6.6 pounds - 9 in. neck
post #5 of 21
Thread Starter 
This is all great, thanks, keep them coming.
post #6 of 21
Enzo= 9.5 inches, 12 lbs, 1.5 years
Leya= 8 inches, 6 lbs, 1 year
Stuart= 7.5 inches, 7 lbs, 5 months

You will get a lot of posts on this!!!! I hope to see your collar in stores soon!
post #7 of 21
I just checked Jainy 7 months 7 pounds 7 inches.
post #8 of 21
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the replys anyone else out there wishing to help out please do
post #9 of 21
I need to find my tape measure, I think its still packed from the move.

What is the time limit that you need these?
post #10 of 21
Thread Starter 
I just need as many as i can get in the next week or so. So you have plenty of time. Thanks
post #11 of 21
Well, I got two out of three. Cindy and Fawn are 6 years old, each within ounces of 10 lbs -- Cindy's neck is 10.5 inches, Fawn's 10. Suzy is 8 and of much the same size as the others, but at the best of times not very cooperative about being confined for long enough to measure anything, so we may never get that measurement.
post #12 of 21
i'll have to post later... i'm babysitting for a friend, so i can't measure kitty necks right now.
post #13 of 21
Oh joy, that was fun! The cats really enjoyed that, I had one dangling off each end of the ribbon for a while, and when I got out the tape measure, mayhem ensued!

Radar, male, 18 months old, 8lbs, neck 8 inches.
Sonic, male, 12 months old, approximately 9-10lbs, neck 7 1/2 inches.

I would imagine that there's quite a huge difference between the slender Oriental types like mine and the butch Maine Coone/NFC types! I can already see from the few posts that mine have a smaller neck to weight ratio than others.
post #14 of 21
Princess is 12.5 years old weighs 13.2 lbs and wears a 10 inch collar. (She's got a small head/neck, a longer body and a big belly.)

Patsy is 12 years old, weighs 12.1 lbs and wears a 10.5 collar.(Patsy is short and fat.)

I will try to measure the others tomorrow, if they cooperate. They are stray and feral so I can't make any promises.
post #15 of 21
Sorry can't help you. My Limerick always gets collars caught in his lower jaw. Try to design one that won't do that.
post #16 of 21
Loki is nearly 3, he's about 13 lbs., and his neck circumference is 9 in.

Possum is 2, he's about 9 lbs., and his neck circumference is 8 in.

Good luck!

Tricia
post #17 of 21
ok, here're mine...
Pixel, 10 years old, 12.5 lbs, 8.5 in.
Chip, approx. 4 years old, 16 lbs, 9 in.
Cable, 3 years old, 10.5 lbs, 7.5 in.
Java, 2.5 years old, 10 lbs, 7.5 in. [she's put back on the weight she lost! ]
Firefox, 6 months old, 5 lbs, 6.5 in.
post #18 of 21
Heres mine

Karma Monkey
Weight 13 pounds
Age 4 years
Neck 10 inches
post #19 of 21
Pixie is approximately 1 - 2 years old, weighs 8.4 lbs., and neck size is about 9 3/4 inches.
post #20 of 21
viola 4yrs old 12lbs neck is`10"

natasha 3yrs old 9 lbs neck 7"
post #21 of 21
Niko 10 years old 9.5 lbs. neck size about 9"

Crumbs 10 years old 5.5 lbs. neck size about 7"
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