The growth of cats is different from one another, even if they are of the same age. However, there is some range when they become full grown. There is no exact number like humans, but it normally becomes an adult around 2-3 years old.
When is a cat full grown?
It varies from cat to cat. It is difficult to answer when a cat becomes full-grown because every one of them has a different size and weight. However, it normally takes around 2-3 years old for them to become an adult. According to some information, they can be identified as an adult when their height reaches between 28-38 centimeters or 11-15 inches.
If your cat becomes over 39 cm, then it will be difficult for you to throw away that “kitten” behavior because it is very rare, even if they are already 2 years old. However, generally speaking, cats are fully grown when they become around 2 years old.
How does a full-grown cat look like?
The standard of “full grown” is different because each cat has a different size and weight. However, there are some characteristics that show age by looking at them. The first characteristic is arching their backs when calling out to someone or if you touch their back which they don’t like. They have a tendency to scratch things and become irritable when disturbed, their teeth become bigger and they feel heavier than before.
In addition, you can see some changes in your cat’s behavior, such as being picky about the food they eat or becoming more shy if there are many people around them. Some cases show that cats become very shy if they are more than 3 years old.
Is a cat full grown at 8 months?
It is quite difficult to tell because there are many cases that cats mature at 6 months old. Some people say that they are already full grown when they are 6 months old, but it is not certain. Therefore you shouldn’t believe them too much.
How can I know the age of my cat?
The procedure for knowing how old the cat is by looking at their teeth. This method is quite accurate because cats normally shed one tooth per month, which means they have 30 teeth when the reach the age of 1 year old. When you look at your cat’s mouth, if their front canines are almost touching each other, it probably means that they are more than 1 years old.
If you pull their upper canine, it will hurt. However, when doing this with a cat under one year old, they will not feel any pain or discomfort even if you pull the front canines for quite a long time. You can also know about your cat by looking at their size. A full grown cat normally has the size of a human baby when they are a few months old.
If your cat is too small, then you should take them to the veterinary clinic or an animal hospital to check their health condition. You also need to take them there if they suddenly become bigger than usual before you realize it because this could be one of the symptoms of illness or malnutrition.
How do you understand it?
There is no exact way to understand it. If you know the average size and weight of adult cats, then you can tell by looking at them, but it would be difficult if they were bigger or smaller than normal.
It is easy to measure their height with a ruler or tape, but it will make them upset. You can determine their age by looking at their teeth or going to a vet.
Please understand that the growth of your cat is different from one another, so it isn’t always true that cats become adults around 2 years old. They all have different personalities and characters, so you should spend time with them patiently. If you think they are not growing any longer than what I said, then you should take them to a vet and check whether there is any problem with their health.