Cat age by human standards

Every animal lover at least once thought about how to count cat age in human years. And not so much interest for the sake of, and in order to better understand his tailed comrade. With such knowledge, for example, can be forgiven for the poor behavior of a little 2 a monthly kitten, because by human standards it’s still quite a baby in age no more than 1 year. Or it’s easier to get used to appearing ailments of an elderly 11-year-old cat, because in our opinion he is already 62-year-old pensioner. So, the following is a correspondence table human cat age:

Cat age Age of man
1 month 6 months
2 months 10 months
3 months 2 years
4 months 5 years
5 months 8 years
6 months 14 years
Seven months 15 years
8 months 16 years
1 year 18 years
2 years 25 years
3 years 30 years
4 years 35 years
5 years 40 years
6 years 43 years
7 years 45 years
8 years 50 years
9 years 55 years
10 years 60 years
11 years 62 years
12 years 65 years
13 years old 68 years old
14 years 72 years
15 years 74 years
16 years 76 years
17 years 78 years
18 years 80 years
19 years 90 years
20 years 100 years

These numbers are not invented, but are presented in one of main feline documents – International Veterinary Passport. Of course, the age of cats in human terms from the table installed approximately. Much depends on the breed of the cat (to For example, in British cats, maturity occurs only to 2 – 2.5 years, but not purebred cats grow up much earlier). Is worth also pay attention to the nature of the pet (some animals with young children are distinguished by calmness and excellent behavior, while others to old age they love to play and fool around).

1 year of a cat’s life is equal to 7 years of human life?

It is widely believed that the age of a cat is human by standards it is considered so: 1 year of life of an animal is equal to 7 years of life person. That is, a one-year-old kitten is a first-grader student, A 2-year-old pet is a teenager aged 14 years, and a 3-year-old pet – This is an adult young man. But judging sensibly, then equating our human 7 years to 1 feline is not worth it. Firstly, a cat at 1 year old is usually a mature animal, completely ready for breeding. Is it worth comparing with a 7-year-old a human baby who is still far from ripening? Secondly, many cats are able to maintain interest in partners, games, delicious eating until very old. And according to our comparative the age table of cats and people, then a 12-year-old cat is at least elderly, but still peppy 65-year-old man, and according to the formula “year for seven, “an animal of 12 years old is a very old man or old woman 84 years.

Cat developmental stages

How to determine the age of a cat by human standards it is known. Let us consider in more detail the periods of life of pets from birth to old age:

Russian blue cat

  1. Infancy. This period lasts in children from the moment birth before the onset of 1 year. Kittens have such a time step. in short – from birth to 2 – 2.5 months. Monthly kitten first tastes adult food, which little by little introduces into his diet is the master. The animal is no longer so defenseless, sees well, but still too dependent on the mother. By the end of the first month, the weight of the fluffy pet reaches 0.4 – 0.5 kg. 2 months old baby kitten has 30 teeth, he begins to eat cat food, not so much in need breast milk. The weight of a kitten at the age of 2 months is 0.7 – 1 kg Like a one-year-old child, the cat is already showing character, daily explores the area around him;

  2. Childhood. If it’s customary for a child to consider a boy or a girl from 1 year to 12 – 14 years old, then in cats this stage lasts up to 5 to 6 months. 3 to 4 month old kittens stick their nose where only possible. They are as curious as 2-5 year old children. They are already perfectly recognize praise from abuse. By 4 months transformed kitten’s appearance: the hair becomes prettier, the color of the eyes changes, angularity disappears. By the time the childhood period is over, kittens are interested in individuals of the opposite sex, like children. In animals reaching six months, molars are partially present, weight furry friends reaches 2 kg. At this age, conduct early sterilization or castration;

  3. Teenage years. Adolescents or teenagers are considered people aged 14 to 17 years. That is, teenage cats – animals from 6 to 8-9 months. Pets older than 7 months for the first time molt, their body is strong enough, weight reaches 2.5 – 3 kg. Kittens girls are able to give birth to healthy babies (although giving birth to 1 – 1.5 years in cats are undesirable);

  4. Youth. In humans, this great time lasts from 18 to 30 years. In cats – from 1 year to 3 years. Animals older than a year are strong and fully formed individuals. They are active, full of energy, love games, but do not do stupid things like kittens;

  5. Maturity. At us, people, maturity lasts from 30 to 60 years. At four-footed Murziks – from 3 to 10 years. Animals still enough young, but the first bells of ill health may appear: problems with boned, digestive tract disorders, heart disease, liver, kidney. Pets they get tired faster than in their youth; they prefer butterfly fishing a quiet nap on your favorite couch. Like people after 30, cats older than 3 years – held personalities with their habits;

  6. Old age. So I do not want to indicate the numbers that transfer people and their pets to the category of old people! Human age is considered to be 60 years of age, and in cats – from 10 years. An animal that has crossed a 10-year milestone probably has some kind of sores. Like an older person, a cat is not ready for a drastic change: change of diet, moving, new people around. In the power of the owner provide your pet with the highest quality care (buying a good feed, preventive visits to the veterinarian, affectionate treatment). But don’t think that the old cat has completely lost its taste for life. Older animals sometimes like to play, communicate with the owner. Old age – a relative concept. Both in humans and in cats.

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