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when do cat stop growing?

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
I have a 6 months old kitten, he has grown so much in the last couple of months...he was only 2 pound when he was 4 month old, and he is 7.2 pounds now,

he is a shaded silver persian, I am told the size of this breed is small, the adult male is usurally around 6-9 pounds. Peppurr is already 7.2 pounds at 6 months old age, i am wondering if his weight is normal at his age for his breed...will he keep growing bigger?

Thanks!
post #2 of 15
I thought persians were fairly good sized cats? The ones I've seen in person certainly weren't small.
post #3 of 15
Persians really are not that big of cats - its all hair. Sounds like you got one that will be a bit bigger. Most Persians will be about 8-10 lbs, maybe up to 12 for larger ones.

Finer boned cats like Siamese, Rex, Oriental are usually full grown by about 12-14 months old. Medium size cats like Persians, ASH, Oci's, etc. will grow up to 18-24 months. Larger breeds like Ragdolls or Maine Coons can take up to 3-4 yrs to be fully grown.
post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by strange_wings View Post
I thought persians were fairly good sized cats? The ones I've seen in person certainly weren't small.
the solid color ones are not small, but the silver ones are.. like chinchilla, shaded silver...
post #5 of 15
i want too know when mine will grow lol!
shes a tiny little girl.. i always though persians fairly big... but ive never seen one lol!
post #6 of 15
They shouldn't be smaller - they are still Persians. Anyone breeding Persians less then about 7-8 lbs is not breeding to standard!

I hope you didn't fall for the "teacup" size Persians - these cats are not healthy, they are runts of the litters and should not be bred.
post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
Persians really are not that big of cats - its all hair.
What I consider small is 5-6 month old size at adult, more typically what you'd see when female cats are allowed to breed to young, bad genes, and/or don't have proper nutrition. "fairly good sized" just means average cat size.

Maybe he just had a big relative adding to the genetics somewhere? Is he really active or is he more laid back?
post #8 of 15
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Thank you very much for all your kind replies!

The breeder told me he will be around 9 pounds when fully grown..but from what he weighs now at his age, it seems he will be definitely over 9 pounds... I just hope he is not going to be huge...
post #9 of 15
That makes me feel better. Not sure where you got the idea that silvers/goldens are smaller then the average Persian
post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
Persians really are not that big of cats - its all hair. Sounds like you got one that will be a bit bigger. Most Persians will be about 8-10 lbs, maybe up to 12 for larger ones.

Finer boned cats like Siamese, Rex, Oriental are usually full grown by about 12-14 months old. Medium size cats like Persians, ASH, Oci's, etc. will grow up to 18-24 months. Larger breeds like Ragdolls or Maine Coons can take up to 3-4 yrs to be fully grown.
My husband just asked me this question the other night and I couldn't answer him. The reason why he asked me is because our bengal at 9 months is getting bigger than my full grown cats. So according to this she won't be full grown till she is 18-24 months. I put her in same category as the oci's
post #11 of 15
i wondered the same thing when i got chloe. i brought chloe home at 5 mos and she was 7lbs and i thought she was full grown then. shes 3 and a half now and i swear she gets bigger every day. the vet said she would grow until shes about 5(shes a maine coon.) shes only about 11lbs but when she stands on her hind legs shes about as tall as the door knob on the front door.
post #12 of 15
Not to scare you or anything - but we recently saw a Maine coon alter (male) at a show that was 21.5 lbs and more then 3 feet long!
post #13 of 15
shes only half maine coon but loks full (her dad is full) when i picked her up at the foster home THE day she turned 5 mos, she was already bigger than her mom. chloe's dad was around 24lb - he was GINORMOUS and chloe looks JUST like him. all the rest of the kitties were solid black dsh like their mama.
post #14 of 15
I saw a Maine Coon at a show and he was absolutely ginormous, he was in a double cage and took up most of the space, the poor lad reminded me of a battery hen

Just speaking in more general terms though, even cats who are related can grow to be quite different sizes - my Ori boys Sonic and Jacob are from the same lines and related but Sonic is tiny and Jacob is huge! Mind you they are both very solid, I stubbed my toe on Sonic one night in the dark, he glared at me briefly but didn't fuss, I thought I'd broken my foot. Orientals are just hugely muscular cats, Sonic looks by his height and build as if he should weigh 7lbs but he weighs 10lbs, it's all muscle!
post #15 of 15
thats how chloe and patchy are. chloe is the MC and shes very muscular; she looks and moves like a tiger but only weighs around 11lbs despite being so big. patchy is a wegie and is not quite as big as chloe. she looks smaller b/c her ruff goes almost to the ground and makes her legs look tiny (she looks like a dust mop lol) she looks skinny and underweight but weighs about 14lbs!
i almost crapped when i stepped on the scales with her! she weighed 4lbs when i brought her home in jan of 06 so i was expecting around 8lbs not 14!!!
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