Apollo was a very interesting cat because he was still growing up most of the time after he was one year old. Although it is generally believed that cats can grow to their normal size around one year old, this is not the case.
When is a cat considered to be an adult?
At present, it is generally believed that cats are adults at the age of one. But in fact, this is not the case. In fact, cats are very similar to humans in their adulthood, and cats have to go through their “adolescence”. During the “adolescence” of cats, they go through the peak of growth and their puberty. From a physiological point of view, a cat is a kitten until it is six months old and a teenager before it is two years old.
Cats go through puberty at about six to nine months, females start looking for mates, and males become more aggressive and aggressive. Some officials think that cats can only have children when they are adults, but in fact, cats can start such behavior in adolescence. It is also during this period that the cat’s teeth begin to stop growing.
The growth cycle of cats: from kittens to big cats
Pet experts have briefly introduced the stage of rapid growth of cats, that is, the puberty of cats. In fact, the whole life process of a cat can be divided into five stages. Understanding these basic life stages of a cat may help us to further explore the growth mode of a cat. Kitten (0-6 months old): This is the early stage of cat development. The cat grows rapidly and changes most. At this stage, they are easily influenced by the environment and lifestyle.
Young cats (6 months to 2 years old): cats continue to grow and mature. At this stage, the way you get along with cats is very important. A good relationship will make them feel very comfortable and confident.
Optimal adulthood (3-6 years): at this stage, cats have adapted to their lives, and they are usually in the optimum period of health.
Adult cats (7-10 years old): like humans, cats become less active and more prone to obesity as they age. Some health problems are beginning to emerge.
When can my cat stop growing?
As mentioned earlier, most of the growth of cats occurs in their infancy and youth. Most cats approach their maximum size when they are 9 to 12 months old. But it is not ruled out that many cats will continue to grow up after one year old.
The best way to tell when your cat stops growing is to measure its weight every month. As cats grow, their body length and weight are increasing. If you measure your cat’s weight once a month, it’s easy to notice when these measurements stop changing.
How old will my cat grow?
It’s easy to understand that different breeds of cats have different body sizes, because the power of genes is really powerful. A healthy, typical, medium-sized cat usually weighs about 4-5 kg, while a larger cat can weigh about 10 kg (body length can be close to one meter).
In addition, the age at which cats are sterilized also affects their growth rate. According to new research, cats that are sterilized early in life are larger than those that are sterilized in adulthood.
Some diseases, such as dwarfism or skeletal deformities, can also affect the final shape of the cat, which can also hinder the growth of the cat. Who is bigger, male or female?
Although different cats may have different situations, most male cats do grow larger than female cats. Is it bigger indoors or outdoors?
What is the height and length of cats of different breeds when they stop growing?
When a kitten is born, it is generally 11 to 15 cm long and weighs 70 to 135 G. The newborn kitten’s eyes have not yet opened, and their ears turn against each other, so they can neither see nor hear. She was unable to walk at birth and was totally dependent on the female cat. It took eight weeks to live on my own.
The first development in kitten development is that the eyes begin to open in five to ten days and fully open in eight to twenty days.
The color of the eye is usually grayish blue, and this early color begins to change around 12 weeks. At 16 to 20 days, the kittens begin to crawl: three to four weeks later, they begin to eat solid food; at about eight weeks, they are weaned completely.
Relationship with mother
The newly born female cats will accept the non biological kittens. Once a close relationship is formed between the mother cat and her own children, the relationship will no longer be easy to accept foreign cats. When the kittens began to eat solid food, the intimacy gradually weakened, and the females began to treat their own cats and non biological cats no longer differently.
Milestone of kitten’s growth and development
Vision opening: 8-20 days
Fixed eye color: 12 weeks
Sports ability climbing: 16-20 days
Walk: 21-25 days
Running: 4-5 weeks
Weaning start to eat solid food: 3-4 weeks
Complete weaning: 8 weeks
Urine and urine at the beginning of training: 3-4 weeks
Long teeth and deciduous teeth: 8 weeks
Permanent teeth: 12-18 weeks
Learn how to wash and groom: 4-5 weeks
Start playing: 4-5 weeks
Start hunting: 6-8 weeks
First vaccination: Week 9
Second vaccination: week 12
Ovariectomy in female cats: Week 16
Castration of male cats: week 36
The earliest time to live independently: 6-8 weeks
Total independence: 6 months
Cats have 230 bones, 24 more than humans. In fact, cats are more sensitive to hearing than humans and dogs. Cats have an extremely sensitive nervous system. Cats have eyes larger than any mammal in relative body size.
The nose line of a cat is unique. No two cats have the same nose line. Cats respond more to women than men because women’s voices are more frequent than men.
1¡¢ What are the manifestations of a cat’s oestrus?
By observing the cat’s behavior, we can find out whether the cat has reached the estrus period. Although the female cat in the estrus period is not bleeding like the dog, it is obviously different from the usual, and the owner can easily find out. First of all, the cat will show restlessness and loss of appetite. In the master’s feet to rub to rub, but also issued to let the male cat upset call, will also in the room a small amount of urine. While walking, he rubbed his buttocks on the floor and sat with his tail up, bent over his waist, and made a low voice, and assumed a posture of £ . Male cats, on the other hand, are oestrus by the smell and call of the oestrus female. The smell of urination will also be more smelly than usual, fidgety cry, will always want to escape from the room.
Maine cats usually walk normally in the third week. Before that, they can only move by relying on their mother. When they are two weeks old, Maine cats grow their first set of teeth and can basically go to the toilet by themselves in three weeks. At this time, the Maine cats will also start to play. The four big Maine cats will bite each other and learn how to avoid hurting each other.
The little Maine is weaned in the fifth week, starts eating hard food, and becomes independent. By this time, the Maine cat has developed a sense of balance and knows how to comb its hair. This is a period of learning for Maine cats. They have to learn to know themselves and other animals. When a Maine cat is two months old, its muscles are not fully developed, but it still needs a lot of exercise to accurately judge distance, height and speed. Hunting skills were also learned during this period. Generally speaking, the best time for a little Maine cat to leave her mother is three months old, because when she is three months old, she has a sense of territory and a good sense of direction.