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when is kitten fully grown?

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Do all kittens continue to grow until they're a year old, or do breeds differ between each other? I have a 9 month old boy and am hoping he doesn't get any bigger! He's already really long bodied and weighs 10 pounds, plenty big belly sticking out on the sides, looks funny on a long bodied kitten!! :laughing:
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It really depends on breed, genetics etc.. I have one cat that is 7 years old and weighs all of 6 pounds. I have a 2 year old that weighs 13 pounds and is all muscle and no fat...
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The biggest cat I ever had grew until he was around 2 years old. He grew to be 22 lbs. and had very little fat. I don't know how long he was, but his head was as big as a softball. His paw nearly covered the palm of my hand. I had people come to my house and be scared of him because he was huge.
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I read that kittens, especially females, stop growing after they go into heat. Their bone growth shuts of, so if you get them fixed when they're young, they are "leggier" when they're adults.

All my males are bigger than the average domestic cat. My 10 1/2 month old long hair male, Rascal, weighs 11 pounds and he is still growing! He is so long! I think Rascal is a Maine Coon Cross, he is just so huge! My females are all lightweights, except for my Bengal, Majesty, she weighs 8 pounds.

I thinks cats are full grown between 6-9 months, but that differs with certain breeds. Long hairs are almost always bigger than short hairs. They are much longer, stalkier cats.

Your babies probably done growing, but not done gaining weight!
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My tabby male is 9 months old, and weighs 11 lbs 4 oz,,he is very long and has very long legs too...not an ounce of fat on him either...he has huge feet too so I am wondering if he is still growing...how big do tabbies usually get?
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Male Orange Tabbies usually grow up to be huge! Brown Tabbies are the same. I have a Grey Tabby and she is so tiny. At 11 1/2 months she's only 4.5 pounds! What color is your kitty?
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