13 GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS FOR CATS
This article is not an all-inclusive list of every world record set by cats. These are just a few exciting achievements made by our furry friends. Who knows, maybe someday your cat may have their name on the pages of the Guinness World Records.
When Ben Rea died in May of 1988, he left $12.5 million to his cat Blackie. Ben was a recluse that refused to recognize his family in his will. Instead, he split most of his wealth between three cat charities, with the instructions to look at his beloved pet. Blackie was the last surviving of 15 cats he shared his home. His sister Dorothy died only a few days before him, and she left $5 million to animal charities.
LONGEST JUMP BY A CAT
The longest jump is 7 feet (213.36 cm) and was achieved by Waffle the Warrior Cat (USA), in Big Sur, California, USA, on 30 January 2018.
SMALLEST CAT EVER
The smallest cat on record was measured only 2.75 in (7 cm) tall and 7.5 in (19 cm) long when fully grown at 2.5 years. The cat named Tinker Toy was a male blue point Himalayan-Persian, owned by Katrina and Scott Forbes (USA) of Taylorville, Illinois, USA.
TALLEST CAT SCRATCHING TREE
A 32 foot 3 inch "scratching tree" was built by Shanghai Chowsing, and it weighed an amazing 20,600 pounds.
LOUDEST PURR BY A DOMESTIC CAT
The most audible purr by a domestic cat is 67.8 DB. It was achieved by Merlin, owned by Tracy Westwood (UK), at her home in Torquay, Devon, UK, on 2 April 2015.
LONGEST CAT WHISKERS
The record for the most protracted whisker on a cat measured 7.5 in (19 cm). The whiskers belong to "Fullmoon's Miss American Pie"; the owner is Kaija Kyllönen.
LARGEST LITTER OF DOMESTIC CATS
The world's abundant litter of domestic cats was by a Burmese/Siamese. The cat gave birth in August 1970 to 19 kittens, four of which were stillborn. The cat owner was Gane of Kingham, Oxfordshire, UK.
MOST PROLIFIC CAT
A tabby cat named "Dusty" produced 420 kittens during her lifespan. She gave birth to her last kitten in June of 1952.
TALLEST DOMESTIC CAT
The tallest domestic cat ever recorded was 19.05 in (48.4 cm). The cat's name is Arcturus, owned by Will Power.
LONGEST FUR ON A CAT
The longest fur on a cat is 10.11 in (25.68 cm). The cat's name is Sophie Smith; the owner is Jami Smith (USA).
MOST TOES ON A CAT
A male tabby cat named "Jake" had 28 toes. There were 7 on each paw; each toe had its claw, pad, and bone structure. The owner of Jake is Michelle and Paul Contant of Ontario, Canada.
OLDEST CAT EVER
The most aging cat lived to be 38 years and 3 days old. The cat (named Creme Puff) was born on 3 August 1967 and lived until 6 August 2005. Her owner was Jake Perry of Austin, Texas.
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