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Is there such a thing as a giant cat?

post #1 of 14
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Of course we knew he was big, hence the name Titan . Over the 9 months he has been missing he has gotten so much bigger! I just can't seem to capture it on film because this has been his first official day out of the bedroom and meeting the other cats. Zeus is a big boy too but his head only comes up to Titans back...I am just wondering if he is just HUGE or could he have something else going on? Do cats have issues that make them grow too big?
Here are a few pictures:

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...cahtori001.jpg
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...cahtori009.jpg
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...cahtori003.jpg
post #2 of 14
Wow - he is huge! Especially on the second picture! I have been meaning to ask you about how you found him after 9 months - that's amazing! Do you have a thread about it?
post #3 of 14
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I did post briefly. We moved and he escaped. We looked for him everyday but never did find him. Our local shelter has a lost and found site and apparently they really do check the cats that come in. They called me and said that a couple had brought him in stating he was a stray they had been feeding for about 9 months but he was killing all the birds in their yard (they like birds more than cats). I am still shocked but there was not doubt it was him...except he has doubled in size This couple lived 3 doors down from our old house. They didn't recognize him because he was an indoor only cat.

*Please excuse the messy house. I have 4 kids and 2 are under 2 yrs old. I like to call them my little mess makers
post #4 of 14
Maybe it's a raggie thing?
This is Bug, my ex-cat, she was 10 months old in this pic and was just under 15 pounds.
post #5 of 14
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I don't know what it is but he is so big I am in awe!
post #6 of 14
Oh, say about 14-20 lbs? My sister had one like that, he was big. My neighbor has one that she puts in a harness(dog MEDIUM) and leash to walk in the yard.

My sister's live to be 21 and he was an indoor only, she lost him last year.


they do, but also they do come in bigger sizes. My Figget is 14, Gray is a good 17lbs, my smallest is about 9 lbs.

Marcia
post #7 of 14
Did you take him to the vet? If Titans been living outside he may have worms which he will pass onto your other cats. Maybe your vet will have some idea. What kind of cat is he?
post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by MNJULZ View Post
Did you take him to the vet? If Titans been living outside he may have worms which he will pass onto your other cats. Maybe your vet will have some idea. What kind of cat is he?
Yes, he was shaved by the vet, given his Rabies shot, flea meds and wormer. He has been isolated for a week, I hope that is long enough.
I'm not sure exactly what he is. His mother was a beautiful black cat, that is all I know.
post #9 of 14
He looks like a seal point Ragdoll. I think Raggies are or can be big cats. Maybe he has some Maine Coon in his background. They are also big cats, especially the males. Friends of ours have a purebred MC and he's about 20-22 lbs and NOT fat at all!!!
post #10 of 14
My friend has a 22 pound cat. He's at an ideal weight according to her vet. She was telling me the other day that when Mojo stretches on top of her husband, his body will reach from his neck to his knees. Her husband is close to 6 feet tall. Mojo has unusually short legs so most of his length is in his torso. Mojo was born as a barn cat so he's most likely a mutt, but he's solid white, odd eyes, and deaf.
post #11 of 14
Some breeds are just bigger. Titan looks a lot like my Thufir as far as his body shape is concerned. When his fur is fully grown out he looks absolutely massive. I've had people come in the apartment and tell me that he's the biggest cat they've ever seen. When I have him shaved in the Summer, it becomes apparent that he has really long limbs and a long torso, but he's actually fairly this (save for his gut ). So even though Tiny outweighs him by several pounds, she has little stubby limbs and trunk, so he still appears to dwarf her.
post #12 of 14
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Some breeds are just bigger. Titan looks a lot like my Thufir as far as his body shape is concerned. When his fur is fully grown out he looks absolutely massive. I've had people come in the apartment and tell me that he's the biggest cat they've ever seen. When I have him shaved in the Summer, it becomes apparent that he has really long limbs and a long torso, but he's actually fairly this (save for his gut ). So even though Tiny outweighs him by several pounds, she has little stubby limbs and trunk, so he still appears to dwarf her.
That is Titan, he is the biggest cat I have owned...by far
post #13 of 14
Holy moly, that cat is HUGE!!! But he's so lean-looking. What a fantastic animal!

I do wonder if he has some main coon in him. A friend of mine had a main coon and he weighed 20 pounds (and was NOT overweight).

Wow. wow. wow. What a big kitty!
post #14 of 14
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He almost comes up to my 2 yr olds groin area... he is going to be massive once his hair returns.
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