Smallest Cat In The World
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The title, 'smallest cat in the world' is a search phrase. This page answers the question as at April 2010. The search phrase implies that people want to know the current world's smallest cat. The Guinness World Records organisation (GWR) do not list such a record at 2010. This is probably to avoid people trying to get the record and abusing cats as a result. Also there is the difficulty with the age of the cat. This may be a newish policy change. In the past there was a record for the world's smallest cat run by GWR but it was probably stopped for the reasons stated.
Young cats are small. In scientific parlance, sub-adults are smaller than adults. And the world's smallest cat should apply to a fully grown adult cat. This might be hard to establish even by a qualified person. This casts doubt on the viability of running such a record.
Also please note that the absolute smallest cat is a wider record than the smallest cat breed.
Despite that rather negative opener, there are some websites that tell us which cat is the world's smallest.
Here are two examples:
CatWorld.com says that the Guinness Book of World Records awarded the title to Mr Peebles. This diminutive cat from Central Illinois in the USA was 2 years old when he weighed around 3 pounds. He is 6.1 inches long. His smallness was inherited apparently. This is around the weight of the smallest teacup and miniature cats.
I have no idea when this record occurred or if Mr Pebbles is still alive. It must have been around 2006. On another site (waleg.com) it says that Mr Pebbles had a tough early life because he was small (odd that don't you think?).
He was then adopted by Dr. Donna Sassman. The good doctor feed him four times daily to keep his weight up and she thought he had probably peaked on weight. That means though that he might not have peaked.
Hubpages.com say that a cat called, 'Bitsy' is or may be the smallest cat in the world and that it is verified by GWR. There is no date to the posting.
Bitsy allegedly weighs 1.5 pounds yet is one year old and 6 inches long. This is half the weight of Mr Pebbles. This is probably an unsustainable weight but I am no expert. The video shows him with a slight head wobble when crouched down. Personally, I don't like this video. It is insensitive to me.
There is a video. I hope it still works:
The world's smallest wild cat species is the rusty-spotted cat. This small wildcat has a weight range of between 0.8 and 1.6 kilograms. This is 1.76 pounds to 3.53 pounds. There may be an individual rusty-spotted cat that holds the informal and unrecognised record of the Smallest Cat In The World.
Here is a table showing some weight comparisons:
|Rusty-spotted cat - Length of head+body||35-48 centimetres (14-17 inches)|
|Rusty-spotted cat - Average weight (approximate)||1.5 kg (3.3 lbs)|
|Rusty-spotted cat - Average weight females||1 kg (2.2 lbs)|
|Average domestic cat weight – for comparison||8 lbs|
|Average weight of miniature domestic cat for comparison||3.5 lbs|
|Average weight of Black-footed Cat – for comparison||3.5 lb|
Note: the picture or Mr Pebbles is presumed to be in the public domain. If not please tell me.
I had a small male Siamese when I was a kid. He weighed just over 4 pounds, and was a show cat; extremely typey. Most of the kittens he sired were on the small side as well, but all were healthy. He lived to be 18 years old. We raised Siamese cats and Pug dogs when I was a kid.
My cat had 3 kitten 2 months ago. She had 1 and it died, my cat peppers di not cry at labor, so i had no idea she had gave birth til she brought the dead kitten to me while I was in the kitchen. It wasn’t breathing it was dead. I stayed by her side all day because i thought she was going to have more kittens. I had already looked all around the house just to make sure there were no more kittens around, there wasn’t. 2 days passed and nothing so i fugured she only hade 1 kitten it happens I was told so that was that on the third day I woke up at 5 in the morning, to a crying kitten my cat had just giving birth to another kitten i was freaking out, because it was 3 days later.
I got the kitten and put her and her mom in a bed I had bought her, so she cleaned up her kitten but she wouldn’t feed her so i figured she was gonna have another kitten. so once again I waited about an hour later she was having another one. I waited til the kitten came out and notice that the 3 kitten was not even half the size of the first too, And once again the kitten was not breathing, so I cover the mouth and nose a gentle started givng him CPR after the 3 attemmp, the kiitten started gasping, so i laid it on the floor it kept gasping for air every gasp stronger than the next, the he was full on breathing, the finally crying the mom came running straight to him and started cleaning him right away. For the first 2 weeks i had to keep putting him on the moms tit the he started doing it by him self. The sister kitten is big now and he still is less than half her size, but he runs around and play with his sister.
Is he going to stay small?
Hi, he may grow to be a small adult cat. You can’t really tell until he has grown up. If mom and dad were both small cats you’d pretty much be sure he would be a small cat but his sister is normal size. You’ll just have to wait and see I am afraid. Thanks for visiting and asking though.