whats the type of cat that stays a kitten for four years

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  • Sandy NenningerSandy Nenninger PlainvilleMember Posts: 1,975
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    I am not sure what type of cat you are thinking of, but no cat "stays a kitten" longer, there are just certain breeds that take longer to mature, develop and reach their full size. Like Ragdolls, their full color patterns and size are not reached until they are 2 years old but they are still an adult cat at 1 year old.
  • Leanne FroebelLeanne Froebel Member Posts: 1,730
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    Depends on what you mean by your question. As the other poster stated, if you mean a breed that physically matures slowly, some breeds such as Ragdolls, Ragamuffins, and British Shorthairs are known to mature and develop slowly and are usually not at their best at the shows til they are several years old. If you mean a cat that acts like a kitten for years... well, certain breeds are known to be energetic and playful well into adulthood, but personalities do vary and no one could guarantee a cat will continue to act like a kitten for years.
  • Joy WaltersJoy Walters Member Posts: 9,276
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    No cat will physically "stay a kitten" for that long. If they are healthy, vetted and fed well, their body and skeletal system with grow, and unless their name is Izadore, they should mature mentally as well. Izzie is a Maine Coon mix. He's spoiled, loved and played with constantly and that goes a long way to making a cat happy and content and possibly fit your meaning of "kitten". I've heard that Maine Coons take 5 years to reach their full growth, but that doesn't mean they stay a tiny kitten. Do your research. Visit the cat fancier's website as www.cfainc.org. There are excellent photos and descriptions of ever breed of cat there. Or, visit your local shelter, tell them what you are looking for in a cat and let them match you up with one who fits your lifestyle and needs.
  • Kennedy VoranKennedy Voran Member Posts: 20
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    Just so you know no cat stays a kitten but larger cats take longer to mature like Maine coons take 2 to 5 years to mature and to get full grown and Maine coons are really silly and are said to be kittenish their whole lives IDK I hope that helps :)
  • Victoria SchmidtVictoria Schmidt Member Posts: 1
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