Maine Coon cat from Russia goes to the world record

17 June 2022

The cat’s name is Kefir, he is not even two years old, and he already weighs 12.5 kilograms. Maine Coons grow up to 3-4 years, and therefore it is likely that Kefir will soon become the largest cat in the world.

The giant Maine Coon kitten lives in the russian city of Stary Oskol. His owner Yulia Minina believes that soon the pet will break the world record and become the largest cat in the world. Julia admits that when she bought a kitten, he was very tiny, so she could not even think that he would grow into such a giant.

“He not only grew up big, but also very smart and always behaves calmly,” the Daily Mail quotes the hostess of Kefir. – Although Kefir has a formidable appearance, he is a very affectionate and modest child. When friends and acquaintances come to the house, all attention is riveted on him, and he willingly allows himself to be stroked. But strangers at first sight take him for a dog. He also has a habit – at night he likes to climb on top of me and fall asleep like that. When he was a kitten, it did not cause me any inconvenience. But now it’s big and heavy.”

Now Kefir is a year and ten months old, and he weighs 12.5 kilograms. He is still considered a kitten as Maine Coons can grow up to 3-4 years old. Until the advent of the Savannah in the 1980s, Maine Coons were considered the largest breed in the world: the average male weighs 8 kg, the female weighs 5.5 kg. The longest cat in the world was also a Maine Coon – Stewie from Nevada, who died in 2010, from the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail was 1 meter 20 cm.

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