A Russian woman bought a kitten that turned out to be the biggest cat in the world, and it’s still growing

The joys of pet ownership are bountiful and go beyond any initial expectation, especially as a first-time pet parent. This is quite the case for one Russian woman who bought the world’s biggest cat that has not only showered her with love but has grown leaps and bounds.

Meet Kefir

In a story published in January, a Russian woman, Yulia Minina, adopted a kitten two years ago only to discover her new feline friend would outgrow her expectations. Yulia Minina, who lives in the small town of Stary Oskol, Russia, bought Kefir almost two years ago as a tiny kitten. 

Kefir’s exact measurements are unknown; however, based on pictures, it’s evident this cat may be a contender for the world’s largest cat. 

Presently, the handsome white Maine Coon cat is now over two years old. His body length exceeds half of his mother’s body height. 

What’s so remarkable, it Kefir is still growing. He weighs 12.5 kilograms. However, because Maine Coons typically grow until the age of four or five, Kefir will likely become heavier.

Owner Yulia never expected Kefir to grow so big. Despite his grand size, his demeanor is relatively calm.

He’s also very smart. Although Kefir has an intimidating appearance, he is modest and affectionate.

When visitors come to the house, he gets all the attention. People often mistake her cat for a dog due to its enormous size.

Kefir takes up more space than your standard domesticated cat. First-time guests are left dumbfounded by what they’ve witnessed.

white maine coon cat
The handsome Maine Coon cat Kefir is often mistaken for a dog due to his size. Pic Credit:@Mirror UK/ Website

Maine Coons

According to Maine Coon Central, here are a few fun facts about Maine Coon cats. 

  • The Maine Coon cat breed is one of the most popular and beloved cat breeds.
  • They are loved for their distinct appearance and gentle and playful temperament.
  • Maine Coons are super-sized cats with big paws, tufted ears, long, uneven fur, and muscular with broad chests.
  • The average lifespan of a Maine Coon ranges between 12 and 15 years.
  • The average domestic cat weighs roughly 8 to 10 pounds. Maine Coons weigh is double that. 
  • Female Maine Coons weigh between 3.6 kg and 5.4 kg on average, while males can weigh between 6.8 kg to 11.3 kg. 
  • Lastly, most cats grow to a length of 45 cm. Maine Coons can reach an astounding 101 cm in length.

Did you know about Kefir, the biggest cat in the world? Do you own a Maine Coon cat yourself? How has your experience been?

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