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Just wanted to compare the size of our...uh...cats. I have this lil' cat which I found on the street about 1.5 years ago. He was very sick and the vet said he'd likely die but I had nothing else to do and fed him with a syringe and all that fun stuff and somehow he lived. I realized he was small for a cat but today I had a visit from friend with two four month old kittens and they are the same size as he is, his name is Flash because he lit his tail on fire once. He is just under three pounds and while not a record or anything I wondered if anyone else had a little cat like that?

Note: He is healthy now just stunted.
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A good friend of mine had a tiny cat she named Pixel, after the cat in Heinlein's The Cat Who Could Walk Through Walls. It's been 20 years, but I bet she was about the same size as a normal four month-old kitten.


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We had a tiny cat that could fit in your pocket, so we named him Little Bit.
He grew up to weigh 16 lbs. and lays down accross the hallway. So now we call him Speedbump.
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Very often a litter will have a runt, which is a sub-sized kitten. They are often sickly and don't live, but with proper care they sometimes can. (A lot like premies.) They are generally always on the tiny size even full grown.

My wife had such a runt named Tabby. She was half Maine-coon and have Persian. She looked like a small-normal cat until she got wet, then you realized more then half of that was hair and she as really pretty tiny.
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A Maine Coon is a pretty big cat, I had one and it was well over 20 pounds.
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On 2010-10-14 14:43, MagicSanta wrote:
A Maine Coon is a pretty big cat, I had one and it was well over 20 pounds.

Ours tips the scale at 17.
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On 2010-10-14 02:28, MagicSanta wrote:
Just wanted to compare the size of our...uh...cats. I have this lil' cat which I found on the street about 1.5 years ago. He was very sick and the vet said he'd likely die but I had nothing else to do and fed him with a syringe and all that fun stuff and somehow he lived. I realized he was small for a cat but today I had a visit from friend with two four month old kittens and they are the same size as he is, his name is Flash because he lit his tail on fire once. He is just under three pounds and while not a record or anything I wondered if anyone else had a little cat like that?

Note: He is healthy now just stunted.


Got any pics of your cat?
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No, to be honest if I did I'd have no idea how to get them on here. If I can get a photo I'll send it to Balducci though. He is black so it won't be very exciting of a photo.
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Yeah, my cat is black too, and very difficult to photograph. He was a stray and quite skinny when I got him. Now he is about 9-10 pounds.

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Nice looking cat....
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No, to be honest if I did I'd have no idea how to get them on here. If I can get a photo I'll send it to Balducci though. He is black so it won't be very exciting of a photo.

And you know Balducci's color from his avatar?
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That and Balducci is a very common Africanized name.
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I knew under that gruff exterior lies a pussy cat, MagicSanta! I hope I'm not hijacking your post but here's my story about Petunia my tiny cat with attitude.

One of my cats is very small and like yours - aprox the size of a four month old kitten but she's 3 yrs old.

Originally, I fostered her for the SPCA as she had been found in a feral colony along with several other kittens. My job as a foster parent was to socialize them so to better help their chances for adoption. Feral kittens can be socialized but it means wrapping them up in towels and patting them as they hiss and snarl for some time when first being touched by humans.

Petunia was always a little different from the rest of the kittens that were brought in with her siblings. She was only 5 wks while the rest of the litter were 10 wks old. Feral mothers sometimes steal anothers kittens in the colony which is what happened to this little one.

We thought she'd have no trouble getting adopted until it was discovered this beautiful silver Manx had a birth defect. Manx cats (tailess cats) often are born with spina bifida , spine or bowel problems - depending on the length of their tails and where the defect occurs. In her case she has no tail at all and a few surgeries proved unsuccessful. Most of the defects don't show up until the age of 3 months in some cases. So Petunia who has bowel and spinal problems proved be unadoptable and turned her over to me on a permanent basis.

The most incredible thing happened, however as all the other cats in my household which are all seniors or special needs seem to view her as "their kitten." Every single cat takes turns grooming her or cuddling with her and she remains the size of a 4 month old. I think she's aprox 2-3 pounds at the most.

I'm including an photo which has not been tampered in any way - it's one taken after one of her surgeries in which she appears to be giving me the "paw" for putting her through that. LOL!
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Also had to include one that doesn't show her appearing as a demon as despite her attitude she's a very sweet lil cat.
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Right now I have two yorkies and flash sleeping on me....
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Awww I can visualize that MagicSanta!

Once mine all sit on me I'm unable to move my poor squished body. (I also have another Old English Sheepdog who is not in this photo).

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Hey C, do you still have that long haired Dutch (or whatever he was) puppy hanging around?
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Ha Ha! Yup, He's still around. I couldn't help it as he had that hound dog look that I can't resist.
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Also had to include one that doesn't show her appearing as a demon as despite her attitude she's a very sweet lil cat.
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She loos just like our Clara!

What her breed? my wife and I have debated that about Clara for years.
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No, to be honest if I did I'd have no idea how to get them on here. If I can get a photo I'll send it to Balducci though. He is black so it won't be very exciting of a photo.

Wait, are you insinuating that because I am black the photo would not be interesting? Or because the cat is? Either way, I have to play the card that was dealt to me ... RACIST!
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It's hard to get detail if the cat is black. I'm a mixed race person so I trump you with a double racist charge to you.
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