According to popular legend, one human year is the equivalent of seven â€˜cat yearsâ€™, but in reality a one-year-old cat is much more mature than a seven-year-old child.
Thereâ€™s no reliable scientific way to calculate the relationship between human and cat years, but itâ€™s generally agreed that the first two years of a catâ€™s life are roughly equal to the first 25 of a humanâ€™s, and after this, each additional year is around four â€˜cat yearsâ€™. This means if your cat is six years old, their equivalent cat age in human years will be around 41.
According to some sources, the worldâ€™s oldest cat lived to be 34 â€“ thatâ€™s 153 in cat years! Some breeds will live longer than others â€“ for example, on average Siamese and Manx breeds are said to live the longest, so could reach a ripe age in human years!
Calculating your cats age, will help you to understand the physiological changes your cat encounters asÂ it ages. Â Plus you will be able to understand your catâ€™s development more easily if you have a general idea of their age in human years.
I know I am a little bad at math, so I use the Cat Age Calculator at the top of my website. Â My cat Chako who is 10 years old, is 57 yrs old in human years. WOW! He’s catching up with me! Â See how old your cat is. Â I’d like to know.