The least cat on the planet – quite honorary title. But at mature age can be the cause of preservation of tiny dimensions both selection, and a gene mutation. Therefore it makes sense to consider both representatives of the tiniest breed in the world, and single cats of the non-standard sizes.
The smallest breed As the smallest cat breed it is officially recognized Singapore. The adult Singapore cat on average weighs no more than two kilograms, a cat – no more than three. In the homeland, in Singapore this breed is national property: her representative by nickname Kusint is considered by a country mascot, and in her honor erected a monument.
Singapura are well-known for the exotic appearance. These tiny short-haired creations can have various color, but according to the American standard only two options of a coloring admit: aguta sepia (reminds ivory) and sable-brown.
Singapura possess huge expressive to eyes, similar to saucers, and their wool to the touch plush as has no underfur. Despite the seeming fragility, these babies differ in enviable health and vigor. They are extremely mobile and playful, however kittens develop longer than representatives of other breeds.
The Singapore cats have small, but very strong well-muscled body, the round head with the dulled nose and large ears.
The least cats in the worldAnyway, the tiniest cat of the planet is not laid claim by any Singapore. Till 1997 the Himalaya cat from the USA by the name of Tinker Toi whose weight was only 680 grams was considered as the champion. Today its place is taken by a simple not purebred cat by the name of Mr. Pibblz – his name is entered in the Guinness Book of Records. Length of his body, apart from a tail, is 15 centimeters. The animal weighs one and a half kilograms and easily finds room in a tall glass. Mr. Pibblz stopped growing in children's age because of mysterious genetic failure.
The owner Mistera of Pibblz called a cat in honor of the character of popular series Seinfeld.
The first owner of a cat dissatisfied with his appearance handed over the poor fellow in a shelter. Fortunately Pibblz fell into kind hands – hands of the veterinarian Donna Sassman. She sent the kid for inspection in veterinary hospital Shepherd Veterinary Clinic where genetic failure was revealed in a cat. Having made sure that the baby will not grow up any more, the personnel collected all necessary documents and submitted the application to the Guinness Book of Records. Since then Mr. Pibblz remained to live in family Sassman. He differs in peaceful character and likes to sleep in a bed together with owners. Unlike the predecessor Tinker Toya who lived only six years, Pibblz differs in excellent health. Last 2013 to it nine years were executed, and he is still full of strength and perfectly feels.