Cats have been a beloved pet for thousands of years, and it's no surprise that they hold a number of records in the animal world. From the smallest cat to the oldest, here are some of the most interesting cat records that have been documented.
The smallest cat on record is a male feline named Mr. Pebbles, who measured just 6.1 inches tall and 19 inches long. He held the title of the smallest cat in the world from 2004 to 2013, when he passed away at the age of 2.
The longest cat on record is a Maine Coon named Stewie, who measured 48.5 inches from nose to tail. He held the title of the world's longest cat from 2010 to 2013.
The oldest cat on record was a feline named Creme Puff, who lived to be 38 years and 3 days old. She was born in 1967 and passed away in 2005.
A cat named Jake holds the record for the most toes, with a total of 28. Most cats have 18 toes, but Jake has seven toes on each paw instead of the usual five.
The cat with the loudest purr on record is a feline named Merlin, whose purrs measured 67.8 decibels, which is about as loud as a vacuum cleaner.
Most Expensive Cat:
The most expensive cat ever sold was a Bengal cat named Cato, who was purchased for $41,435 in 1998. Bengal cats are known for their unique spotted fur and are a hybrid of a domestic cat and an Asian leopard cat.
Most Instagram Followers:
The most followed cat on Instagram is a feline named Nala, who has over 4 million followers. She was rescued from a shelter in 2010 and has since become a social media sensation.
Cats hold a variety of records that demonstrate their unique and sometimes unusual characteristics. Whether it's their size, age, or number of toes, these records show that cats are truly remarkable animals that have captured the hearts of people all over the world.