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post #1 of 12
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OK. So my 'foster' kitten 'Currant' had her appointment for her final set of boosters today.

I went to place her on the scale, excited to see how much weight she's gained.. and it was only .2lbs gained in one months time.

After the vet and the et tech looked at her, the tech commented on how people used to try and breed miniature cats.. and she thinks she would be one. And the vet also figured that she won't grow over 6 lbs. probably about 5-6lbs fully grown.
I've never seen an adult cat so small before.

She's 7 months old and 4.6 lbs! She's so tiny.

Does anyone else have tiny cats like this?
post #2 of 12
Some people breed cats just to make money. I've seen a small mixed breed cat at a show. I thought the cat was a kitten about 5 months old, she was very small. I was shocked to find out she was a few years old.

Sometimes if a young kitten (5-6 months old) has babies, those kittens can be smaller then normal as the mom herself is just a baby.
post #3 of 12
my ex had an old girl that weighed 4lbs soaking wet, she was just a teeny-tiny lady, but full of herself and would put any other cat in their place.
post #4 of 12
Ariel is small...she probably weighs around 5 or 6lbs. Looks like a 7-8 month old kitten. Her mom's a feral and she's also on the small side.
post #5 of 12
My Smokey was a little less then 5 pounds full grown.
She was a feral we caught and I kept her.
She died at age 11.
My Oreo is small also but she was the runt andhalf the size of the other kittens.
Some cats are small.
post #6 of 12
Pumpkin is a little over a year old (says my vets), and she's about 6.5-6.8lbs... very petite. She's also the boss.
post #7 of 12
My Pudge was at the vet three weeks ago and is still only 3.6lbs at three years old. She is a siamese and her littermate Weeble is upwards of 14lbs, so I know its not from being malnourished. I guess some cats are just tiny! She is very active and healthy!

Here is a pic of Pudge on the top, Mardy 7lbs in the middle and Weeble 14lbs on the bottom!
post #8 of 12
I forgot to say my Oreo has Sasha and Meeko scared of her even though she is small.
She growls at them and slaps them if they want to play with a toy.
She tried that with Coco but she ignored her.
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by Ewa View Post
My Pudge was at the vet three weeks ago and is still only 3.6lbs at three years old. She is a siamese and her littermate Weeble is upwards of 14lbs, so I know its not from being malnourished. I guess some cats are just tiny! She is very active and healthy!

Here is a pic of Pudge on the top, Mardy 7lbs in the middle and Weeble 14lbs on the bottom!
I really like the name pudge. That's great!
post #10 of 12
It can be some kind of genetic fluke (like teacup persians) but a friend of mine bought a Somali and she stayed very mall too, turned out she had EPI, a condition where the pancreas doesn't make enough digestive enzymes. It took a long time to diagnose this, her vet kept missing it.

At shows we saw other Somali's from the same line that were also tiny, but their owners and the breeder kept insisting that was normal and healthy and that they would make good breeding cats. Never mind the judges withholding their titles because adults looked like kittens.
post #11 of 12
Singapuras are naturally small, Lily is 4 years old and maxs out at 6 lbs - this is quite normal for Singapuras and she is at the top end of the weight range.
post #12 of 12
Mika and Bijou are from the same parents (different litters) - he is 18+ lbs and she is 8 lbs. She looks so tiny but is 4 years old. As long as she is healthy I wouldn't worry if she isn't as large as other cats.
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