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Kronos

Guest
#1
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?
 

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Paige
Staff member
#2
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...
 
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Kronos

Guest
#3
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...
Did you keep track of their growth rate as they aged?
 

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Paige
Staff member
#4
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.
 
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Kronos

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

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Paige
Staff member
#6
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.
 
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Breheart

Guest
#7
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.
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.
 

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Paige
Staff member
#8
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 :)
 
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Kronos

Guest
#9
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
 

Per Lausund

Moderator
Staff member
#10
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.
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...
:)
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Edit: see Kronos´post! Same experience.
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