Average Lifespan of Different Cat Breeds

Average Lifespan of different cat breeds

By Jennie @ Ragdoll Cats World

December 8, 2021

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Have you ever wondered what the average life span is for your favorite cat breed? You may know that some breeds of cats live longer than others. But do you know which breed is the longest living? Which ones live the shortest?  Well look no further! The life expectancy of different cat breeds varies. The average lifespan of a cat is 12-16 years, but some breeds live for over 20 years. The main factor for this difference is size, with larger cats having a longer lifespan than smaller ones.

The chart below shows the life expectancy by breed with some handy statistics for you to compare.

Cat Breed Average Life Span

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Written by Jennie @ Ragdoll Cats World

I'm Jennie, the creator of Ragdoll Cats World. I have been owned and loved by Ragdoll Cats for almost twenty years after getting my first Ragdoll kittens, Huey and Choo-Choo back in 2003. They lived to the grand old age of 18 and 17 and they even made the move from London to Australia with me! We now have two Ragdoll cats, Violet and Ocean, and a Maine Coon cat named Eddie, and we love sharing our knowledge of all things related to Ragdoll Cats with you at Ragdoll Cats World!

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