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World’s Smallest Cat
image There's been so many giant cats in the news, it's good to see a munchkin cat make headlines. This tiny cat named Heed is 14 weeks old and is currently in the running to grab the record for Smallest Cat Ever. It's only 3 ¼ inches tall.
Current record holder, Mr Peebles from Illinois, stands at 6.1 inches tall, and weighs 3.1 lbs. At eight weeks old, Heed could hide behind a tin can and he is still shorter than a roll of toilet paper. His owner, Tiffani Kjeldergaard, 40, of Potrero, San Diego, explained: "Munchkins are a breed that have the same mutant gene as little people. But they usually weigh 3-5 lbs and stand at around 6 inches.
In that picture he looks bigger than a roll of toilet paper to me. Anyway, Potrero is just a few miles east of where I live. Maybe I should drive over and check Heed out. Greg writes: "I had never heard of the Munchkin breed of cat. Quite amazing how small these cats are, and cute too. =) Going to need a really small bottle to Bonzai them wink"
Categories: Animals
Posted by The Curator on Thu Aug 10, 2006
Awww. A pocket cat. How cute!
Posted by Boo  in  The Land of the Haggii...  on  Thu Aug 10, 2006  at  11:41 AM
I want it!

That's so cute smile
Posted by thunder  in  England  on  Thu Aug 10, 2006  at  12:06 PM
smile I want to take him home...

He's taller than the pepsi can there but he's also stretched so his paw can sit on top.
Posted by gabuhaha  in  the land where gabu's roam free and happily  on  Thu Aug 10, 2006  at  01:18 PM
The pose he's in does make him look bigger than he actually is. Think of him standing on all fours and he'd be much shorter than the can.
Posted by catwhowalksbyhimself  on  Thu Aug 10, 2006  at  01:36 PM
OOO i want one too. Shes sooo sweet.
Posted by Merve  on  Fri Aug 11, 2006  at  03:52 AM
I did a search and found lots of info of tiny cats at http://www.messybeast.com/dwarfcats.html

It looks like Heed won't be eligible until he is 6 - 8 months old and has stopped growing, so he shouldn't get his hopes up too much.
Posted by Lou  in  UK  on  Fri Aug 11, 2006  at  06:59 AM
I've seen cats that small before. They're called kittens. They aren't born full size, you know.
Posted by brad  on  Fri Aug 11, 2006  at  08:45 AM
I was thinking of getting one of these, as my 1 bdrm condo is a little small to leave a regular sized cat all day while i'm at work.

FYI - I've looked around and they run about $600-700 for a purebred with papers. $900-$1,000 if you need to have it shipped.

Here is a cattery that specializes in Munchkins:

http://www.munchkins.cc/
Posted by Grain  in  Bay Area, CA  on  Fri Aug 11, 2006  at  01:15 PM
Yep, I a small, I am 8 months old now, (that pic was when I was 4 months old) I will be on tv for the measurment for Guinness. The world can see how amazing I am, but wait until they see my sister, and my 10 week old little twin siblings, yeah, my mom and dad made a few more like me! They are called MINI MEWS, and the smaller ones, the twins, we call them MICRO MEWS!
No body knows about them yet...
Posted by HEED the Mini Mew  in  Potrero  on  Mon Aug 14, 2006  at  02:13 PM
Well I wouldnt say he is really small hes only 14 weeks old. He is cute but I dont want a munchki I have cat allergies.
Posted by J  on  Mon Oct 02, 2006  at  11:27 AM
We have several cats for sale now as we are keeping the full acrondroplasia gened kittens only. http://WWW.FLYING PAINT RANCH.com
Posted by HEED the MINI MEW  in  Potrero, Ca  on  Mon Oct 02, 2006  at  12:31 PM
AWWW I WANT ONE SHE LOOKS SO SWEET....BUT THAT BONSAI COMMENT ON THE DISCRIPTION WAS COMPLETLEY AND TOTALLY UNNECCESARY....
Posted by LLLPPP  on  Sat Jan 20, 2007  at  10:07 PM
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