Which cats live the longest: up to 100 years by human standards
It is believed that the healthiest and toughest of cats are the mongrel purrs. Allegedly they take only the best genes and are able to adapt better to any conditions. This is partly true. With good care, a former stray cat can live a long and happy life with humans. But there are real long-livers among pedigree cats.
OBOZREVATEL tells about these breeds. For them the threshold of 15 years of life - not such a gimmick. By human standards, they live to 100 and even more.
It is an ancient breed that has stood the test of time and managed to gather the best of nature. First of all, of course, it's unique appearance and wonderful blue eyes. Also, these cats are very sociable, although very independent. And they are also distinguished by excellent health and can live 16-20 years.
Animals that are valued for their lovely fluffy fur and perpetually disgruntled snub-nosed face are also considered to be cat longevity. Provided the owner pays enough time and attention to dental and eye hygiene, as well as quality nutrition and other aspects of its health, the Persian will live 15-20 years and will not lose its fluffy beauty.
These fragile and graceful cats have taken all the best from small wild cats of Africa, getting in addition a friendly character of a pet. They also have very good genes. Mau are very adaptive and this allows them to avoid unnecessary stress and live for 15-20 years.
Burmese are descended from a cross between Temple cats from Burma (now Myanmar) and Siamese, so their heredity is really great. The only thing they do not tolerate very well is cold and drafts. If you protect such a cat from hypothermia, it can live up to 25 years and remain active.
A hybrid of a domestic cat and a wild serval was registered as a full-fledged breed only in 2001, so the "wild" genes are still strong in these large cats of distinctive appearance. They give them such stamina and good health. Savannahs live to be 17-20 years old and do not give their owners much trouble in caring for them.
Nature has "rewarded" Isle of Man cats with a mutation that deprives them of a tail. It can also make kittens of this breed frail. However, when the animal reaches adulthood, it can boast excellent health and a good sociable character. Manxes live up to 15-18 years and please their owners.
Ragdolls have a low muscle tone that makes them ideal tame cats. Yes, they are not the best sportsmen among felines, but it does not prevent them from being long-livers. Such an animal can live 15-19 years on average.
Earlier OBOZREVATEL told about mistakes in the care of a cat that can shorten its life.