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post #1 of 11
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I think Monet is bigger than most cats (about 13" at the shoulders and about ~19" from nose to butt).

Since I never see other cats, or at least long enough to compare sizes, I am curious to how big Monet is compared to average cats around here!

Wikipedia says 9" is average for height of cat, but doesn't say from shoulders or not.
post #2 of 11
I've never measured any of mine by height or length because it's too difficult since they can stretch and scrunch up so much!
post #3 of 11
Yes, they are so elastic, it would be hard to measure.

I see alot of cats because I spend alot of time at a shelter. It is interesting that there are so many shapes and sizes.

One thing that I find interesting about my cats is comparing my two little domestic short haired, female, black cats. Lily looks bigger. She has long legs, a biggish head, and a fluffy coat. Tonya has shorter legs, a small head, and a coat as smooth, sleek, and shiny as a seal. But Lily weighs nearly half a pound less than Tonya's 8 lbs. You would never think that by looking at them.

Their personalities are so diffeent, too.

Robin
post #4 of 11
I don't measure my cat..
post #5 of 11
I measured Ritz from her face to the beginning (not end) of her tail about six months ago. I forget now what the length was, I think it was around 15 inches.
I do know her urine reaches 17 inches off the ground. She often pees standing up and I had to find a tall enough plastic container for obvious reasons
post #6 of 11
Well, Ari has a 14" tail and it can drag about an inch, so he's about 13' at his shoulders. So he is large. But being nicknamed the White Tornado I am surprised I was able to measure his tail.

Topaz is about an inch shortter (based on rare occasions when they stand next to each other). Her tail is only about 10" long (but packs a wallop! )
post #7 of 11
The only type of measurements I've ever heard of people taking with cats was front paws to back paws with the cat stretched out fully, which is done with Maine Coons. I think this is also how they measure for the "world record" type stuff.

Like this:
http://www.keoka.com/sie.htm
post #8 of 11
My Neko is bigger than most females... TRYING to measure her I read 19-20 inches long (nose to bottom) She weighed 12lbs in Aug and we've cut back on her kibble since then; however, vet said she only needed to lose 1lb or stay the same but no more gain.
post #9 of 11
From shoulders to butt 19 to 22 is perfect.Moore than 22 considers fatness among cats.
post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by Draco View Post
I think Monet is bigger than most cats (about 13" at the shoulders and about ~19" from nose to butt).

Since I never see other cats, or at least long enough to compare sizes, I am curious to how big Monet is compared to average cats around here!

Wikipedia says 9" is average for height of cat, but doesn't say from shoulders or not.
Well, after chasing cats all over the house with a tape measure I can tell you any numbers I got are very approximate. I actually ended up measuring the floor tiles where Cali was laying to get her length.

I would think that 9" is smaller than average. My smallest cat weighs in at 6# and is 10" at the shoulder. She's about 15" from nose to the base of her tail. My largest cat is about 11# and is 14" at the shoulder and 24" from nose to the base of her tail. Then add another 13-14" of tail and you have one long cat.

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Originally Posted by Klusner View Post
From shoulders to butt 19 to 22 is perfect.Moore than 22 considers fatness among cats.
I don't see how the length of a cat has anything to do with how fat it is. My 11# cat is 24" inches long and definitely not fat. If anything, she's slightly underweight for her length and height.
post #11 of 11

I just measured my cat from shoulders to base of tale and got 24 inches (approximately, give or take half an inch).

I have no idea how tall though.

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