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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-19-2006, 04:38 AM Thread Starter
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How long until my baby's a full grown cat?

We got a kitten the last week of August and she was about 5 weeks old. That would make her almost 6 months old. She is still really tiny and we feed her well. We kinda hope she grows to be a teeny thing (mosty out of selfish reasons, she's just so darn cute).

Also, will getting her fixed right at 6 months old have any negative consequences on her health. As much as we would love her to remain small, I still want her to grow to her full potential, to the cat she was meant to be. It won't impede her growth or anything will it?

Darci is happily owned by Bubbles and Clark the kitties and Quincy the Quaker!
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-19-2006, 11:09 AM
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Cats usually take 1 - 2 years to reach their full size, sometimes less than that, sometimes more. Spaying her at 6 months old will not affect her growth and will be better for her, so no worries. Some cats are just small. We have two girls that are still 6 pounds at 3 and 5 years old, but perfect weight for their small size.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-19-2006, 07:50 PM
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Schnitz reached his full skeleton size at about 11 months. However, he beefed up with some more muscle a little after that. He's 18 months now and I think he has reached his full size. He has not grown just put on a little more muscle. However, I just weighed him and in the last 3 months he has gained 10 ounces and now weighs 11 lbs. So maybe he is still growing. He still looks sleek, no extra fat anywhere.

He was neutered at 4 months (about 5 lbs)

His mother Squirrel who is about 2 1/2 years old is definately done growing. However, she has a tendency to put on fat if I do not watch her food intake.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-21-2006, 09:23 PM
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I'd also say around one, or one and a half
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