These 6 Cats Hold Amazing World Records

| Published on July 15, 2014

Cats are amazing – that’s why we love them! But sometimes we might forget how cool these little animals are. Or maybe we’re just trying to convince a non-enthusiast to share our love for felines. While world records might sound like something for only people to handle, cats have mastered the art of being unique as well. Even if you don’t like cats, you can’t deny that the awesome feats below are impressive!

#1 – Longest Domestic Cat Tail


Stewie, formally Mymains Stewart Gilligan, is a Main Coon who lives with his owners in Nevada, USA. Stewie currently holds the world record for having the longest tail on a domestic cat, measuring a whopping 16.34 inches!

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#2- World’s Wealthiest Cat


We all want to know who the richest people are, but what about the richest cats?! Fortunately for Blackie, his owner was Ben Rea, a millionaire antiques dealer. When Mr. Rea passed away, he left an unbelievable $12.5 million fortune to Blackie.

#3 – Longest Fur on a Cat


Colonel Meow is a Persian/Himalayan cross who lives in Seattle, Washington with his lovely owners. When they realized Colonel Meow needed more grooming than the average feline, they took him to three independent veterinarians who measured his fur. The average length of his coat is 9 inches! That’s quite a bit of cat hair!

Photo via Guinness World Records.

#4 – Oldest Cat Ever


Creme Puff holds the world record for being the longest living cat ever. He was loved and owned by Jake Perry in Austin, Texas. He lived to be an incredible 38 years and 3 days old!

#5 – Most Toes on a Cat


Jake, who lives in Ontario, Canada with his owners, holds the world record for having the most toes for a cat. Sounds pretty unique – and it is! Jake is a polydactyl cat, meaning he has extra toes. But in Jake’s case, he has 7 toes on each foot, with a total of 28 toes! They were counted by a veterinarian and were found to each have their own bone, pad, and claw. That’s a lot of toes!

Photo by Val D’Aquila on Flickr.

#6 – Loudest Purr by a Cat

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The loudest purr award goes to Smokey, who reached a whopping 67.7 dB! His purr was recorded at his home where his owners have clearly made him feel happy and loved!

Photo via Guinness World Records.

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