Almost every cat or cat owner wonders how to match the age of a cat to the age of a person. Today we will try to answer this question.
It is generally accepted that the age of cats and people are correlated – 1: 7. That is, the easiest way to compare the age of a cat and a person is to multiply the age of a cat by 7, and thus an analog of human age will be obtained. Based on this, it turns out that a one-year-old kitten is a first-grader, and a cat over 6 years old is already a mature lady.
Matching the age of a cat and a person
The method described above is not entirely accurate. It’s just that the stages of life-purls are not proportional to human life. A kitten in the first 2 years of life turns into a mature young man of 24-25 years old, and in the first year, the little cat just develops most of all. By human standards, a kitten on its first birthday is already a teenager 15-16 years old.
After two years, the development of the cat slows down and can be considered 1 year as 4 human. Below is the most common and up-to-date table that shows in detail the difference in the age of a cat and a person.
|Cat Age||Human Age|
|1 year||15 years|
|2 years||24 years|
|3 years||28 years|
|4 years||32 years|
|5 years||36 years|
|6 years||40 years|
|7 years||44 years|
|8 years||48 years|
|9 years||52 years|
|10 years||56 years|
|11 years||60 years|
|12 years||64 years|
|13 years||68 years|
|14 years||72 years|
|15 years||76 years|
|16 years||80 years|
What are the life stages of a cat?
- Childhood and youth
In the first month of life, kittens areas similar to babies as possible. They try to get to know the world, become playful, albeit clumsy, and are very afraid of being left without a mother. Up to six months, kittens develop very quickly and are very similar to small children. Therefore, it is generally accepted that a kitten that is 6 months old is a child of 6-8 years old.
After childhood, kittens, like humans, enter adolescence and puberty begin, like adolescents. It is clear that cats and cats will not be able to roll up scandals to their owners, but they compensate for this with playfulness and sometimes a comic attack. And this really can be considered the most interesting age in cats. By the age of 1-2, cats and cats can already give birth and by the age of two, they already look like an adult.
Youth in cats is considered to be from 3 to 5 years of their life. It is then that they are at the peak of development, strong, healthy, and can lead offspring. Looking at the tablet, you can see that this is 20-40 years of life by human standards.
- Maturity and “retirement” age
These periods last from 7 to 15 years of age. These are the biggest stages in a cat’s life. During maturity (from 7 to 10 years old), cats are still healthy, but they already become calm and restrained. And during the older adults to retirement age, cats already need a careful choice of nutrition and self-care, then the pet can live for many more years.
Cats over 15 years old are already old men over 80 years old. It is at this age that they become the most affectionate, loyal, and calm.
Now you understand that cats, just like humans, at certain stages of life need support, care, and love. Therefore, if you decide to get a cat or have already got one, then do not forget about him for a second and treat him like your child, and if you got a cat and do not know what to call him, then be sure to read this article.