Look At These 25 Cats So Large They Been Classified As “Illegally Big”

Written by: Kelli Brinegar
For more than five years, Kelli Brinegar has been using her ability to write and her passion for research to tell the tale of what cats are thinking and why. She has provided care to more than 30 cats in her lifetime.Read more
| Published on February 4, 2023

When you hear the term ‘big cat,’ you probably think of tigers, lions, or, you know, any of those wild cats with paws as big as dinner plates and claws as long as steak knives. But in this instance, a big cat is one who can be classified as a chonk or chonky if you please.

And aren’t those colossal cats just as cute as they can be? Yeah, they are! Whether a porker of a puss or a meowmeow of massive proportions, you can’t help but fall in love with cats who live life on the large size. And that’s why we’ve rounded up a gallery of gloriously giant kitties found on Reddit’s r/illegallybigcats! They’re the opposite of r/illegallysmolcats

The Biggest Kitties To Be Found

“Speedy is the most unconcerned mountain of cat I’ve ever met.” Thicker and wider than a human thigh, Speedy is a big-boned tabby boy.

Dixie is hungry for love and anything else!

Big boi…

“Large and in charge.”

Meet Kefir… he’s a big boi for sure. Learn more about this gentle giant and check out Often Mistaken For A Dog, This Gorgeous Maine Coon Cat Is Huge & Still Growing!

“A big ball of love and terror when scrunched, but a long boi when stretched to his full 3 feet.”

Artie needs a king-size bed…

A Monster cat enjoying a “Monster Truck Rally.”

“The vet calls him big-boned.”

“Canada Dry for scale.”

“Illegally big cat (normal-sized boyfriend for scale)”

“L a r g e”

“sup. this is me. deal with it. <heavy breathing> love, rollypolly”

When you’re a big tabby and oh-so-happy about it…

When you rock a tuxedo this hard, you’re living large…

“My son, with a scale for scale.”

A ginger loaf for the masses…

“Littermate Brothers Calvin (left) and Hobbes (right), or as I call them, ‘The Tubby Twins.'”

When you need the lap and beyond to get comfy…

“Someone arrest him” cuz he’s illegally big…

“his name is pebbles. more like a boulder.”

“This is Memeth.” 🤣

“This is Benny. A boy who can be active everyday, eat measured food from an automatic dispenser, and still gain weight. Currently 18 lbs of pure love.”

And in discussing big cats, we must mention Zathrustra, a fat cat and art lover. Find out more about this feline muse in Breaking Mews: History’s Finest Artworks Inspired By Fat Cat!

Seriously though, while chubby cats are cute and funny to look at, it’s important to keep your kitty’s weight in check to keep them their happy and healthiest. Here are 8 Things You Need To Know About Your Chubby Cat.

Feature Image: u/Spiicybunny/Reddit & u/pixeljammer/Reddit