With their cute appearance and cheeky personalities, cats are incredibly popular pets that have been adored by humans for almost ten thousand years.
How Much Does a Cat Weigh?
The weight of a cat will vary significantly depending on the breed, sex and other factors.
On average, most domestic cats will weigh around 10 pounds (4.5 kg).
Larger breeds can weigh up to 25 pounds (11 kg), while smaller breeds can weigh as little as 5 pounds (2.2 kg).
The world’s heaviest house cat is called Himmy and weighs in at a colossal 46.8 pounds (21.3 kg).
Cats were domesticated around 9,500 years ago. Today, it is thought there are over 500 million domestic cats worldwide. That’s a lot of cats!
Cats are famously mysterious, but they actually spend most of their lives sleeping. To conserve energy, house cats may sleep for up to 16 hours a day. It’s alright for some, eh?
Amazingly, cats share over 95% of their genetic makeup with tigers.
What’s more, they are extremely quick and can run as fast as 30mph. That’s faster than world record sprinter Usain Bolt!
~ Fun Fact ~
The Guinness World Record for the loudest purr by a domestic cat is held by Merlin, a rescue cat from Torquay in England. At 67.8 decibels, it’s about as noisy as a normal conversation – and almost as loud as a running dishwasher!