Even the tiniest kitten out there turns into a fully grown tiger one day. But we parents know very well that one day comes way sooner than it should.

It feels like just yesterday, your furball would fit in the palm of your hand, and today he occupies the whole sofa all by himself. Yesterday, they would be happy to eat virtually anything and today they have very clear food preferences, likes and dislikes, as well as an attitude towards the world itself.

So, this time, we are going down feline memory lane with these wholesome pics posted by proud cat owners who saw their little moggies turn into fully grown cats. Thanks to the feline-approved “From Kitten To Cat” subreddit which collects before and after pictures of kittens as they grow up, the parental nostalgia about kids growing up is not reserved for our parents only. We are about to feel that too.

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There Was A Time When We Weren't Sure If Nimbus Was Even A Cat. Here Is Her Successful Transformation From Crinkled Tissue To Fluffy Goddess

There Was A Time When We Weren't Sure If Nimbus Was Even A Cat. Here Is Her Successful Transformation From Crinkled Tissue To Fluffy Goddess

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Kirsten Kerkhof
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1 month ago

It's Duchess from the Aristocats!

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1 month ago

Yes!

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Ms.M.
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1 month ago

Baby Nimbus is a sleepy/scaredy cloud

Madre_Dr4gnZFly
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1 month ago

LOL..."crinkled tissue". So fitting!

Susan Green
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1 month ago

Whoa! That is one heck of a transformation!

Pam Olson
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1 month ago

Gorgeous!

Aamna Shah
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1 month ago (edited)

I've seen this cat before and I said it even then that this cat is a supermodel among all cats. Look at the long and lean body and the grace of this beautiful cat. It's posing like it's on the cover a kitty magazine.

Flare
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1 month ago

*jaw drops to the floor*

Sam rice
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1 month ago

"Fluffy Goddess" love it

Evgeniya Khon
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1 month ago

Gorgeous!

Shay Betout
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3 weeks ago

What a swan!

Teresa Spanics
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1 month ago

AWW 😻

Mimi M
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1 month ago

Love the name

Aleksei
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1 month ago

My actual IQ vs the IQ I got on the test

Jennifer Marshall
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1 month ago

Wow! Beautiful!

Marilyn Holt
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1 month ago

I just melt at every one of these beautiful kitty pictures.

chillchillpill
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1 month ago

That collar almost looks regal : )

Shadow4523
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1 month ago

beautiful boi

Linda HS
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1 month ago

Majestic

Znaya
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1 month ago

From scrawny to Regal 😀

glowworm2
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1 month ago

"Crinkled Tissue" always cracks me up.

Vladimir Bozic
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1 month ago

😂😂😂

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#2

I Was Told To Post The Squid Here. As You Can See, He’s Always Been Fancy

I Was Told To Post The Squid Here. As You Can See, He’s Always Been Fancy

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Susan Green
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1 month ago

Haha! I love the eyebrows!

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#3

Smile Stayed The Same. Size Not So Much

Smile Stayed The Same. Size Not So Much

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Kirsten Kerkhof
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1 month ago

I'd say his smile improved! As did the floof!

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Kittens are basically living, breathing, fuzzy cuteness. We love seeing their adorable eyes, and we love hearing their sweet little mews. But one day, you realize the fuzzy baby is no longer that little and you need two hands to hold it. How did that happen?

To find out Bored Panda talked to Molly DeVoss, a certified feline behaviorist who runs Cat Behavior Solutions, an agency with a vision to reduce the number of cats euthanized in shelters. Molly said that her cat passed last year and she got a new kitten in June of last year, so 10 months later he seems huge to her – and he still has growing to do!

“A one-year-old cat is equivalent to a 15-year old teenager. Cats reach their full adult size at about 18 months to two years of age, but can continue to grow up to four years of age.”

#4

From A Little Floof To A Lot Of Floof

From A Little Floof To A Lot Of Floof

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troufaki13
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1 month ago

Same pose, different hair!

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#5

Baby To Now

Baby To Now

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Susan Green
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1 month ago

Wow! Look at that colour of this cats fur!

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#6

Thor, Then And Now

Thor, Then And Now

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Kirsten Kerkhof
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1 month ago

Now there is a Unit!

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Meanwhile, “a cat reaches social maturity between two and four years and this is when behavioral problems may develop,” warned Molly and added that “Interact aggression is the most common, as mature cats begin to seek dominance.”

If you feel like your kitten is growing too fast, you’re not alone. Molly said that “it seems like time is flying by when you watch a kitten develop.”

“They will double in size in the first week and gain about an ounce every two-to-three days. A kitten's critical socialization period is between 2-7 weeks of age. In this short window of time, you want to expose your kittens to as many different stimuli as possible so they are not fearful of these things later in life.”

#7

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

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

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Stacy S.
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1 month ago

And people actually buy deformed short legged cates. In breeding purrrrrposely.

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#8

Started Life Lost In A Swamp, Now Cozy In A Christmas Sweater

Started Life Lost In A Swamp, Now Cozy In A Christmas Sweater

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Susan Green
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1 month ago

Awww sweet angel.

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#9

Like The Queen

Like The Queen

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Susan Green
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1 month ago

Of course! She is the Queen

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“By eight weeks the kitten should weigh enough to be spayed or neutered. Kittens will start to lose their baby teeth at about three months old and by the time they are 6-7 months of age, all 30 adult teeth will be in.”

And when it comes to a transformation, the biggest visible change you see in kittens is they grow into their heads. “Part of what makes them so cute is their big, round faces and eyes,” Molly said.

Moreover, “A kitten’s hyperactivity also starts to decrease at about eight months of age and usually by the time they are a year old they are seeking more cuddle time and less curtain climbing activities,” the cat behavior expert explained.

#10

Casper At 3 And 13 Weeks Old

Casper At 3 And 13 Weeks Old

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troufaki13
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1 month ago

Hi Casper! You look like a stuffed toy, you're so cute! :)

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#11

I Got My Cat Alfie When I Was 4 As A Gift On My First Day Of School And He Died When I Was 20. We Were Inseparable! I'm 27 Now And I Still Think Of Him All The Time. Until I See You Again My Boy

I Got My Cat Alfie When I Was 4 As A Gift On My First Day Of School And He Died When I Was 20. We Were Inseparable! I'm 27 Now And I Still Think Of Him All The Time. Until I See You Again My Boy

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Susan Green
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1 month ago

Awww of course you do. I feel the same way about my sweet cat who passed away :(

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#12

3months vs. 3 Yo

3months vs. 3 Yo

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troufaki13
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1 month ago (edited)

So beautiful! It's like she's wearing leg warmers!

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#13

Kitten To Cat & Baby To Kid

Kitten To Cat & Baby To Kid

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Stacy S.
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1 month ago

Adorbs!

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#14

Bowie And Jimmy From Cute Babies To Angsty Teens

Bowie And Jimmy From Cute Babies To Angsty Teens

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qwerty
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1 month ago

Gorgeous. Both of them.

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#15

3months To 11 Months. Nigel, Please Stop Growing

3months To 11 Months. Nigel, Please Stop Growing

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Cecilia Herrera
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1 month ago

What a wonderfully fluffy tail!

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#16

Please Meet Lucy. She'll Be 12 Years Old This Year. We Found Her In A Dumpster At A Taco Bell

Please Meet Lucy. She'll Be 12 Years Old This Year. We Found Her In A Dumpster At A Taco Bell

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Cecilia Herrera
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1 month ago

So glad you took this sweet girl home .

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#17

The Evolution Of Eye Color (2-10 Months)

The Evolution Of Eye Color (2-10 Months)

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Cecilia Herrera
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1 month ago

Amazing transformation. It's great that you recorded this.

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#18

From Big Spoon To Little Spoon In 10 Months

From Big Spoon To Little Spoon In 10 Months

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troufaki13
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1 month ago

My heart melts!

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#19

5wks, 11wks, And 16wks

5wks, 11wks, And 16wks

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troufaki13
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1 month ago

Kitty loves books!

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#20

My Baby Boy, The Day I Found Him And Now, 18 Months Later

My Baby Boy, The Day I Found Him And Now, 18 Months Later

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Susan Green
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1 month ago

He is gorgeous!

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#21

Mia & Pumpkin. Growing Up Together...

Mia & Pumpkin. Growing Up Together...

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Robert Schoon
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1 month ago

what a cool transformation

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#22

Honey From A Dehydrated, Dirty Bottle Baby To A Beautiful, Healthy Girl

Honey From A Dehydrated, Dirty Bottle Baby To A Beautiful, Healthy Girl

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Znaya
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1 month ago

So pretty and bright eyed, how could you resist anything she wanted, I couldn't 😀

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#23

Found As A 4 Week Old Kitten Under The Hood Of My Car And Now The Sweetest Big Boy Ever, Here Is Figs

Found As A 4 Week Old Kitten Under The Hood Of My Car And Now The Sweetest Big Boy Ever, Here Is Figs

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Muji
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1 month ago

Hi Figs! You look handsome!

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#24

Then And Meow

Then And Meow

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Cecilia Herrera
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1 month ago

What a beauty!

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#25

Piko. She Grew Into Her Bobblehead

Piko. She Grew Into Her Bobblehead

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Susan Green
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1 month ago

Bobblehead? Haha!

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#26

First Time In Her Cat Bed vs. 2 Years Later

First Time In Her Cat Bed vs. 2 Years Later

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Matilda Haschek
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1 month ago

WHAT?! your cat uses a cat bed???

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#27

He Likes To Cuddle My Neck Every Morning And Night, 8 Months Later And He Still Does It

He Likes To Cuddle My Neck Every Morning And Night, 8 Months Later And He Still Does It

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Susan Green
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1 month ago

This is hekking cute!

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#28

At 2 Years Old She Is Still Sitting Like She Did As A Baby

At 2 Years Old She Is Still Sitting Like She Did As A Baby

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Eliška Hůlková
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1 month ago

What a hilarious expression!

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#29

Miffy’s Transformation! He Recently Turned 1!

Miffy’s Transformation! He Recently Turned 1!

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Egg Cat
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1 month ago

he's so cute!

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#30

After 2 Years

After 2 Years

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Stacy S.
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1 month ago

Proud pup .

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#31

Concerned Shelter Kitten To Concerned Tall Boy (7yo)

Concerned Shelter Kitten To Concerned Tall Boy (7yo)

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Luis Hernandez Dauajare
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1 month ago

A king looking over his kingdom...

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#32

Albie At 8 Weeks vs. Albie At 8 Months

Albie At 8 Weeks vs. Albie At 8 Months

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troufaki13
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1 month ago

My cat sits on my lap when I work!

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#33

From 2.1lbs To 10.8lbs, Axl Was An Adorable Tiny Underweight Kitten Who Grew Into My Big Handsome Boy!

From 2.1lbs To 10.8lbs, Axl Was An Adorable Tiny Underweight Kitten Who Grew Into My Big Handsome Boy!

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Znaya
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1 month ago

I'm just going to lean just a little to the left here because I can 😀

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#34

From Kitten To... Older Kitten: The Two-Month Transformation Of My Foster Baby, Rollie. She Was Approximately 2 Weeks When I Got Her (With Mama, Eyes Just Opened)

From Kitten To... Older Kitten: The Two-Month Transformation Of My Foster Baby, Rollie. She Was Approximately 2 Weeks When I Got Her (With Mama, Eyes Just Opened)

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glowworm2
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1 month ago

I love her facial markings.

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#35

He Was Born In A Bush In Our Backyard. The Day My Mom Brought Him Inside To 6 Years Later, Stache Man!

He Was Born In A Bush In Our Backyard. The Day My Mom Brought Him Inside To 6 Years Later, Stache Man!

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Znaya
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1 month ago

Pretty, with unique marking of half stache, easily picked out in a crowd 😀

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#36

Rush Just Arrived Home And 8 Years Later...

Rush Just Arrived Home And 8 Years Later...

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MyCatsTheRealPanda
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1 month ago

Clearly he was very comfortable when he arrived and still is lol

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