How old is my cat? Calculate the age of the cat in human age

How old is my cat

Cats grow, evolve, and die faster than humans. Their average life expectancy varies between 10 and 16 years. To be able to better understand the evolution of their little ball of hair, many owners seek to establish a correlation between the age of their animal and that of human beings.

Thanks to the research and observations of numerous veterinarians, very precise calculation rules have been developed and it is now possible for you to determine the equivalent of the age of your cat in human age, in just a few seconds.

You will find below all the elements that will allow you to compare your human age to that of your cat without breaking your head.

Cats age table in human age

In this correspondence table cat age and human age you will find in the first column the real age of the feline and opposite in the next column the corresponding age in human age.


age Human age

1 year

19 years

2 years

24 years

3 years

28 years

4 years

32 years

5 years

36 years

6 years

40 years

7 years

44 years

8 years

48 years

9 years

52 years

10 years

56 years

11 years

60 years

12 years

64 years

13 years

68 years

14 years

72 years

15 years

76 years

16 years

80 years

17 years

84 years

18 years

88 years

19 years

94 years

20 years

100 years

21 years

110 years

Table age of kittens in human age

In this table of correspondence kitten age and human age you will find in the first column the real age of the feline and opposite in the next column the corresponding age in human age.


age Human age

1 month

6 months

2 months

1 year

3 months

3 years

4 months

5 years

6 months

13 years old

How old is my cat in human? Correspondence between the age of the cat and the human age

After numerous veterinary observations and very precise calculations, correspondences have been established between the age of the cat and the age of the human being.

It is already important to destroy a common belief, 1 year of cat age corresponds to 7 years of human age, this is completely false ! The reason is simple because the comparison of the age of a cat in a human age is dynamic and depends on each stage of the feline's development.

Thus, at the end of its first year of existence, your cat is the equivalent of 19 years of human age. At 2 years old, your little furball will be the equivalent of 24 human years. Between 2 years and 18 years, the equivalent age of the cat in human age will increase by 4 years in 4 years. And finally, between 18 and 21 years old, the equivalent human age will now increase by 6 years in 6 years.

To be more specific with a few examples, a 3 year old cat is like a 28 year old human being. Likewise, an 18 year old cat has the equivalent of 88 human years, while at 21 it will be like a 110 year old human.

What is the average lifespan of a domestic cat?

The average life expectancy of a cat varies between 10 and 16 years. Only16% of domestic cats that exceed the milestone of 16years.

However, note that the lifespan of a cat greatly depends on its breed, gender, diet, whether or not it is sterilized, and many other parameters. Generally speaking, a sterilized, well-groomed and well-fed cat has a much higher than average life expectancy.


As we have said, the life expectancy of your cat depends a lot on the breed of the cat, all breeds are not equal on this point and there are very large differences. The list below shows you the average longevity of a few cat breeds.

  • Burmese: 16.1 years
  • Siamese: 14.2 years
  • Persian: 14.1 years
  • British Shorthair: 11.8 years
  • Maine Coon: 11 years
  • Ragdoll: 10.1 years
  • Abyssinian: 10 years

Does a cat live longer than a human of cat age?

Considering the record for the oldest cat in the world held by a cat named Creme Puff, who has reached the age of 38 years and 3 days, it is therefore evident that a cat can live much longer than a human. of cat age.

Indeed, the 38 years of existence of Creme Puff is equivalent to nearly 200 years of human age, an age that no human being has yet reached.

The longest-lived human being in the world is the French Jeanne Calment, who has reached 122 years and 164 days, which makes a cat only about 23 years old.

How to extend the life of my cat?

To have a cat that lives as long as possible, first opt ​​for a breed with increased longevity such as the Burmese. In addition, prefer a female to a male, and consider sterilizing her. This is because sterilized cats live longer than whole cats, as do females compared to males.

Finally, to prolong the life of your cat, whatever it is, make sure to provide him with the best possible care (for this, it is more than recommended that you subscribe to a mutual health insurance for him), as well as a food and an environment conducive to their happiness and development.

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