Usually a cat weighs between 6-12 pounds, is not tall and small in size. There are, of course, individual specimens, but even they are not as striking for their size as big house cats. What breeds of cats are the biggest? Let’s find out.
The largest domestic cats: the top 5 biggest cats
- Siberian Cat
Animals of this breed have a large, well-developed body. Female cats reach 12-14 pounds, male cats grow up to 22 pounds. The hair of Siberian cats is thick and long, the tail is fluffy, and the color can be very diverse.
These cats are excellent for people who are allergic to animal hair. The character of these fluffy cats is quite willful. They are not those who will purr for hours lying on the lap of the owner. Siberian cats are great hunters, so the absence of rats or mice in the house is guaranteed.
The price for Siberian cats ranges from $1200 to $2000.
- Norwegian Forest Cat
Similar to the Siberian cats. It seems large and even bulky due to its “double” water-repellent coat. The color of the coat is very diverse.
Cats weigh up to 20 pounds, and girl cats are relatively small – about 10 or 14. They are very sociable, playful and companionable cats. Despite the large size animals of this breed are very elegant and graceful.
The price for kittens, on average, is from $800 to $1500.
- Maine Coon
These domestic big cats are admirable and adorable. They are distinguished by their especially large size. The weight of cats can be over 20 pounds, females weigh between 10-16 pounds. The body length of adult Maine Coon cats is usually 40 inches or more.
Due to the presence of pronounced tassels on the tips of the ears cats look like a lynx. Despite their impressive size, Maine Coon cats are very accurate, graceful, and especially affectionate and friendly.
The price for these kittens is from $1500 to $5000.
The interpretation of this cat breed’s name sounds rather interesting “rag doll”. And this name was given to the breed for a reason, because ragdoll cats are especially phlegmatic. And the phenomenal ability to relax their muscles to the maximum is almost legendary.
But, be very careful and especially watch your pet, because these cats are incapable of falling on their feet from a height, and all the fault is in the muscular relaxation.
The characteristic features of this breed are blue eyes and very soft fur, usually of light or white color. They are the kindest of good-natured, absolutely non-conflict and very friendly cats.
A kitten of such a large cat breed will cost from $1500 to $2500.
It is the largest cat breed in the world. The Savannah reaches 25 inches at the withers, and the weight of an adult animal can reach 30 pounds or more.
These are big house cats that are strikingly different from cats, yes, yes, you read that right, and I wrote it right. The thing is that these cats act like dogs – they are easy to train, they are happy to go for a walk on a leash, and they also love all kinds of water procedures.
Cats of this breed are very sociable, playful, energetic and do not like solitude. The hair color of these extravagant cats corresponds to the peculiarity of the breed and is reminiscent of the leopard color. There is an opinion that the Savannah breed was bred specifically to reduce the number of cheetahs and leopards, which are kept in captivity by wealthy people.
The price of such an unusual and very beautiful cat is appropriate – the largest savannahs of the first generation cost up to $20,000, savannahs of the 4th and 3rd generations, from about $4,000. But keep in mind that the farther the generation, the less beautiful the coloring and resemblance to its wild fellow serval.