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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Mr Cat, Apr 19, 2005.

  1. Mr Cat

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    I remember reading in FHM, maxim or something like that about 3-4 years ago - there was a article about a domestic cat that was about twice the size of a normal one..? it looked like a large silver tabby if I remember correctly...

    anyone have any ideas..??

    I would love to own one!
     
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    Are you thinking of ‘upgrading’? :D
     
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    Male ragdolls can grow to around 20 pounds.
     
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    Wasnt that "the largest cat in the world" type of article?
    It was probably just a really fat cat!

    Those bengal cats are amazing! I would love to have one as a pet. Not for shows or anything. We used to own 3 cats untill we had to move to japan.
    Once I move away from the city I will probably get more cats again! A bengal would be amazing!
     
  7. Mr Cat

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    yeah, thats what I call a fat cat...lol...!!

    the bengals look much fitter!
     
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    Maine Coons (yes, that is their name!) can be very big as well, but they require heinous amounts of grooming, as they are very long haired.

    They do look absolutely beautiful though. Like Bengals, they ain't cheap!
     
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    Unless you rescue one- best £60 I ever spent :). Mine is a female and a bit of a lightweight at only 16 pounds. From memory Mr Cat already has one of those so he is clearly thinking about upgrading to a tiger.
     
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    The guinness book of records site has this as the record cat:

    If Frieda Ireland’s pet cat Leo were a human being he would weigh about 100 kg (220 lb) and stretch over 2.5 m (8 feet) tall. As it is, the mammoth moggie is as long as an 8-year-old child and has paws so big they can fit into a size 2 child’s shoe!

    Verismo’s Leonetti Reserve Red – otherwise known as Leo – is a Maine Coon cat owned by Frieda Ireland and Carroll Damron of Chicago. Normally a large breed, Maine Coons often weigh as much as 10 kg (22 lb), but Leo weighs in at a mog-nificent 15.8 kg (35 lb) and measures a record-breaking 121.9 cm (48 in) from nose to tail.

    “We have to keep our eye on him when we’re cooking,” says owner Frieda, “because he can stand up and put his paws on the kitchen counter.” But Leo’s not trying to steal food. “He enjoys sweeping things off the counter, not eating them! He’s not a fan of home-cooked food – he prefers dry cat food, green vegetables, basil, parsley and, of all things, blue cheese!”

    “He’s not overweight,” stresses Leo’s veterinarian Scott Rovner, DVM. And Kim Lacey, who adjudicates all Guinness World Records animal claims, is quick to point out that it’s Leo’s length – and not weight – that makes him a record breaker. “We don’t want to be encouraging people to fatten up their pets just to become record breakers,” she said.
     
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    yeah - however, I've since broken up with my girlfriend and she has the cat....sigh...I do miss her...that cat that is! :D
     
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    I've got a Bengal. Very energetic, vocal and VERY stubborn!! He's not huge, but bigger than normal cats.

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    that is a beauty!!

    what are they like to maintain etc..?

    are they suited to being in doors only..??
    just I only have a back yard (not very secure) and moors all around me..!
     
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    Not all Maine coons are long haired. Mein mutter has one and it's a short hair. It's already pretty big though, at least the size of an average tabby, and it's only 6 months old! :eek:

    Burmese are lovely cats, sleek, elegant, powerful, but lethal to the wildlife! Again, the old dear had one, and it killed off everything in sight. Squirrels, birds, voles, mice, were all deposited (decapitated) on the floor!

    It was a real wind up too. It used to hide on top of the doors (ajar) and leap on peoples backs. It did it to my brother once when he'd just got out of the shower! Ouuuuuuuuch! :rotfl:

    What a cat! :D
     
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    As easy as any other cat. Ours doesnt got out that much. He eats like a horse though!
     
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    Get a dog instead, much better pet :)
     
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