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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-07-2015, 01:02 PM Thread Starter
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How long do kittens grow for?

I ask this because I took Vincent to the vet yesterday but stupidly didn't think to ask her thoughts on it. Right now he weighs 8.13 pounds and Sera weighs 8.1 (she has continued to grow since she was 7.8 in July and he was 5.2 at the same time). So any thoughts? He's a big boy lol but he is a little lover and I do adore him.

Edit - He was born on 3/1/2015.

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I think it depends on the breed, even in moggies. Both Lulu and Kiki grew a lot in the first year and have continued to grow but not necessarily put on much more weight,just kind of filled out and matured
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Jasper is still filling out at 14 months. He is a Himalayan.


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They're considered adults at 1.5 years, but I don't think my first cat grew much after her first year.

Jenny bf, you just gave me a brilliant justification for the fact that Margaux and Celia both put on weight after I got them (they were estimated to be about 1.5 years old). They weren't done growing and needed to fill out.
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Some of the larger breeds like Maine Coons may take 3-4 yrs. to fill out.

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They're considered adults at 1.5 years, but I don't think my first cat grew much after her first year.

Jenny bf, you just gave me a brilliant justification for the fact that Margaux and Celia both put on weight after I got them (they were estimated to be about 1.5 years old). They weren't done growing and needed to fill out.
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All of our four cats, as well as every cat I've know from kitten to 3 years has had a growth spurt (filling out) just before 2 years.

Height-wise average cats will be done growing at about 9-10 months, but they'll usually be lanky and silly looking as they continue to slowly fill out. Then there's a final bit of filling out at 2.

Larger breeds, like Maine Coons, will finish filling out at 3-4. With some of that being appearance only, rather than weight or height, since their coat isn't fully 'in' until that age.
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