50 Before & After Pics Of Tiny Kittens Turning Into Beautiful Cats (New Pics)
There’s nothing quite like seeing your tiny furball growing up. Except you don’t really see it. ‘Cause it seems that felines go from kittens to full-blown kings and queens of cattos in a glimpse of the eye.
Luckily, there are photographs that prove it’s the same four-legged companion and no one is playing any mind tricks on you.
So this time, Bored Panda has compiled a heartwarming list full of cats before and after growing up that show no matter the age, some things stay the same. And it’s purrfectly wholesome cattitude.
Chimera Kitten To Cat
Before And After. What A Transformation
To find out what exactly goes with our beloved kittens who turn into full-grown cats in what feels like overnight, Bored Panda reached out to Kate Mornement, an applied animal behaviorist who runs a consulting agency “Pets Behaving Badly.”
Kate told us that generally, a cat is considered an adult and no longer a kitten at 12 months of age or on their 1st birthday. “Many cats are fully grown by this stage, but some breeds, like Maine Coons, aren't fully grown until 18 months to 2 years of age.”
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When asked whether growing up fast is something specific to felines, Kate said that “I think this is true of all babies, whether they're human or animal!”
But puppies, just like kittens, grow very quickly also. “You tend to notice the growth more in larger breeds compared to smaller breeds and that's because it's more obvious. Most puppies are considered adults by 12 months; however, many of the large breed dogs, like Saint Bernards and Great Danes, will continue to grow until around 2 years of age.”
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Harvey’s Skinny Body Was Found Abandoned In A Ditch, Soaking Wet, And Dotted With Cigarette Burns
He was infested with fleas, anemic, and starving. One look at his little face and I knew had to adopt him. Fast forward 5 years, he’s now a confident, happy, healthy boi with a career in modelling.
Every cat goes through a couple of age milestones until it turns into a fully matured king or queen mouser of the house. According to Nicole Fulcher, an assistant director of the Animal Medical Center of Mid-America, kittens usually stop growing up at around 12 months of age. It’s when their age is equivalent to a 15-year-old person.
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However, that doesn’t mean they’re fully grown yet. In fact, your furry companion turns into a full-grown catto at 18 months of age, which is equivalent to a 21-year-old person, says Dr. Fulcher. Although most cats do indeed grow up at a fast rate, and it’s not your mind that’s deceiving you—some felines can take up to 2 years to reach their adult size.
22 Years And Counting
I Make Him Do "The Circle Of Life" With Me On The Anniversary Of His Adoption
Meanwhile, some of the key milestones for growing felines include: months 3-4 when baby teeth fall out and adult teeth appear; months 4-9 when kittens sexually mature; 1 year and more when kittens reach adulthood.
Theodore's Birthday. 3 Months To 3 Years
From Kitten To Cat: Grandma Edition. I’ve Been Bringing Axl To Visit Since He Was 4 Weeks Old - He’s 10 Months Now And She’s His Favorite Person
Only at 2+ years is the cat considered to be a socially and behaviorally mature animal and is fully ready for an independent life of its own. Meaning, they gotta spend their rest of pampered lives sitting on your lap and munching on chicken breast like there’s no tomorrow.
Left - 3 Months Old. Right - 11 Months Old. We Also Got A Third Cat In The Form Of His Tail
These Two Have Been Twinning Non-Stop Since Birth
Me When I Was Little And Me Last Winter
The Day We Adopted To Now
Here's My Cat Two Years Later
1998 And 2018
17 Months Later
From 1 Month To 7 Months
I was about to adopt my very first kitten/cat. Foster family said "don't you want to adopt these two? They'd be so happy together". They were so right.
Bean Was A Microkitten. Here She Is At 8 Weeks Vs. 5 Years
She has some bone deformities that limit her front leg mobility and is still under 6lbs.