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Rate of Growth

Discussion in 'Savannah Cat Health' started by Kronos, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. Kronos

    Kronos Guest

    Did you guys keep track of your kittens weight as they grew up??

    Here is Kronos':

    10 weeks: 3lbs

    16 weeks: 5lbs

    20 weeks: 6lbs

    5.5 months: 7lbs

    Any ideas for my kitten, who is an F5, if at almost 6 months old he is 7lbs on how much he will weigh as an adult?
  2. admin

    admin Paige Staff Member

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    I think it is difficult to say...I knew the lines on both my savannahs, so had an idea on what to expect. I did not think Taj was going to be as big as he is for an F6 SBT, but his father was pretty big, so it is not all that surprising. I also knew Zuri's pedigree and she is about as large as expected...Taj was 9 pounds at 5 months and Zuri was 6 pounds. taj is now 2 years old and 16 pounds...Zuri is 15 months and 9 pounds...males are usually larger than females...
  3. Kronos

    Kronos Guest

    Did you keep track of their growth rate as they aged?
  4. admin

    admin Paige Staff Member

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    Yes, I did...I do not bother anymore though ;) I had to track Taj's weight because he was very sick at one point and we wanted to make sure he was not losing weight. And then I just fell into the habit with Zuri as well. I do not bother either of them anymore.
  5. Kronos

    Kronos Guest

    I guess I am more curious as to how much everyone else kitties weighed at 5 - 6 months :p
  6. admin

    admin Paige Staff Member

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    I don't think most people track weights, but I only know what I did...Taj - 9 pounds at 5 months and Zuri 6 pounds at 5 months :)

    Savannahs are very long and lean for the most part, which is why looks are often deceiving in relationship to weight.
  7. Breheart

    Breheart Guest

    That is my exact reasoning as well. I have become obsessed with Keljin's weight because he was very sick and underweight when I got him, and He actually DID lose weight at a few points in his life. So I had to watch it very carefully. Nowadays its just more so a habit, but its fun watching the progress.

    Keljin the F8:

    10 weeks: 0.63 lbs

    13 weeks: 1.21 lbs

    15 weeks: 1.15 lbs

    18 weeks: 2.4 lbs

    20 weeks:3 lbs

    5.5 months: 4 lbs

    Based on his paws and legs I am thinking he was not meant to be a petite cat, he is just still behind. So it has been fun to track and continue watching :)

    I think Kronos is doing great for his age and generation. As far as how big to expect, I am not sure how to judge on that.
  8. admin

    admin Paige Staff Member

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    it may be that he is behind and it may be that he is long and lanky...hard to say how big he will get, but I think it is all relative :)
  9. Kronos

    Kronos Guest

    When Solo was 5 months old I recall him weighing about the same as Kronos, roughly 6 or 7lbs. He was gaining about 1lb per month until he hit 10 months, then his weight gain slowed way down. He has grown up to be 13.5lbs, sometimes closer to 14. I guess adult cats fluctuate a bit just like people do :p
  10. Per Lausund

    Per Lausund Moderator Staff Member

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    Not that I have any statistically significant numbers to speak of, but Keljin seems to develop just the same as the kitties I´ve raised: a jump around four-five months which goes on until after puberty and from then on increases more slowly. Weight shouldn´t be your main consideration now, though, look at size instead. remember: from 2,4 to 4 lbs in just over a month is fast enough! His skeleton needs to keep up...
    :)
    P
    Edit: see Kronos´post! Same experience.
    p

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