Cats come in all shapes and sizes: some small, some big, some skinny, others not so much. But, while there’s certainly plenty of variety in the cat world, you’ve likely never seen a feline quite like this one.
Meet Kefir the cat, a white Maine Coon hailing from the town of Stary Oskol in Russia.
Maine Coons are recognized as a domesticated cat breed. This breed originated in the state of Maine in the USA and is considered one of the oldest natural breeds in North America. They are large cats that are very sociable, playful, intelligent, and gentle in personality.
When this Melbourne-based couple adopted Maine Coon, it was nothing unusual with his size. The owner shared that they got Kefir from a cattery. They loved that the cat’s fur was so beautiful and white. That’s where the name, which means dairy drink, came from. Kefir immediately refused to eat dry cat food and started being fed only meat and natural feed.
In fact, he looked exactly like his siblings. While most cats’ growth tends to level off after a few years, at just two years old, Kefir simply hasn’t stopped growing. But today, he managed to break the Guinness World Record for the World’s Longest Cat.
Maine Coons, also known as “gentle giants”, can be easily trained. They are well recognized for their loyalty towards their family.
Yuliya bought the Maine Coon two years ago and his birthday is the 3rd of March. This gigantic cat weighs around 26.5 pounds for now and is expected to grow more until he is 3-years-old.
Currently weighing in at 12.5 kilos – even Maine Coons, one of the largest cat breeds, tend to average out at somewhere between 6.8 and 11.3 kilos – Kefir is one hefty mammal. And since Maine Coons tend to stop growing by the age of 4, there’s a lot moe growing to go.
“It’s funny how others react when they see the cat because it is huge. Many people think that it’s a dog at first”
Questioned whether Kefir is really that big, Yulia adds: ‘I don’t use Photoshop.
The breed hails from the state of Maine in the US and is considered one of the oldest homegrown breeds in the country.