Oldest Living Cat Ever Recorded
When we think about household pets, we always think about cats being one of them. Cats have always been a favorite at home for many individuals because they are loyal and make great house pets. For thousands of years, cats and human beings have had a symbiotic relationship with one another. There are approximately 220 million domestic cats all over the world today which is according to the International Federation for Animal Health Europe. Cats also have their own way of communicating with their owners, such as meowing, purring, trilling, grunting, growling and hissing. Humans love having cats as pets because they enjoy the cat’s warm greetings by snuggling or rubbing themselves against their owner or greeting them with a raised tail which indicates a friendly greeting.
On average, an indoor cat’s life expectancy is around 9 to 15 years old. With females usually living a year or two longer than the male cats. Sometimes some cats go beyond that age, maybe going past the average life expectancy around 3 to 5 years old. But have you ever heard of a cat being 27 years old?
In 2004, it was verified that the oldest living cat ever recorded was indeed 27 years old and still lives on today. The cat is a Burmese named Kataleena Lady. She was born on March 11, 1977 and resides in Melbourne, Australia and is still alive till this very day. Just to clear it out, there are numerous articles about the oldest living cat ever recorded, but according to the official Guinness World Records, they named Kataleena Lady to be the oldest living cat ever recorded today.
Like humans, cats also get old as well. Cats also go through the ups and downs of life but probably more subtle than humans. A cat’s middle age years are between 8 to 10 years of age. This is said to be the gray zone for most cats because this is the stage where the cat could fully engage in their life’s process without having to go through physical and mental deterioration. Like humans, cats also have the end of their middle aged years. This is the stage where the car may start “feeling” their age.
When a cat gets old, their physical and mental capabilities also changes. In physical changes, cats may go through functional and structural changes with their body type, hearing, internal organs, stamina, tolerance to certain medication and also their locomotion activities. When it comes to mental changes, cats can also go through a decreasing brain size and their brain cells tend to reduce in number also.
With all that being said, it is truly remarkable to have the knowledge about the oldest living cat ever recorded because not many people know about this. Kataleena Lady will surely be remembered by name and for her extraordinary record in the Guinness World Records for being the oldest living cat ever.