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Hi all,

New to the forum as I am looking for some info on my cats. I am a moderator on the cichlid-forum, but don't quite have the same expertise on cats. I am the proud owner of a 5 year old male ocicat named Zander, and recently have welcomed a new addition to the family. Nemo (my girlfriend named him ) came from the Toronto humane society, yep he's a pound kitty. He's 4 months old and is a DSH silver tabby, that looks very much like an Egyptian Mau. He's growing fast, I mean real fast! He's 4 months old, 7lbs, and is 75 cm from paw to paw when stretched out. Does anyone have any idea as to what I can expect sizewise? I have been searching the web for info, but can't find anything of real value. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thank you.
post #2 of 8
I'm not much help when it comes to breeds of cats...

But I did want to welcome you to TCS! This place really is a lot of fun and everyone is so kind. Feel free to ask questions...we do have a few experts on the boards and alot of people who just care about cats who lend a helping hand or comforting words.

Hope you enjoy TCS as much as the rest of us do and hope to see you posting on here!
post #3 of 8
Because his breed is questionable, I don't think anyone can give you an accurate measurement of what he should look like, as most shelter cats are "mutts" loveable, but hardly ever breed specific. Your best bet is to take him to the vet and have your vet look at him and assess his health and give you some idea of his weight. Plus his age factors in as well.
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Hi thanks for responding. I am aware that he is just a plain old domestic short hair, but his size and growth rate are quite surprising. Like I said 4 months and 7lbs is definately above the norm. I am expecting 15lbs+ when mature, but would really appreciate a narrower window. What I am looking for is a growth chart similar to the one's that we use for children, indicating trends. With the lack of genetic variability in cats, there should be more a uniformity even between the different types, as opposed to to what we would see in other domesticated animals like dogs. I would think that most of the generalized information pertaining to cats would be based on the standard domestic strain. I don't know if there is just a lack of information, because they are so common, or if its just difficult to locate. I checked food manufacturers, vet websites, educational institutions, and have come up with nothing. Are there any outstanding sources of info I can use, those with a more scientific emphasis?

Thanks again.
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Hey Welcome to TCS!
post #6 of 8
Welcome to the site, from one Torontonian to another!

Sorry, but I don't know of any growth chart sources, except for kittens. Since you do not know the breeds that make up Nemo's genetics it's hard to tell how big he will become. Do you have a picture that you could share?

My cat Nakita is 14 months old and only weights in at 4.9 pounds. So Nemo is already bigger than her!
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post #8 of 8
Welcome! Can't help you on cat sizes, didn't care much, figured I'd be surprised.
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