Meet Kefir — the Maine Coon Kitten That Weighs Over 27 lbs and Keeps Growing

2 years ago

Fun fact: the median age of the world population is 31 years old — this doesn’t seem like a lot, especially when we compare it to the worlds’ oldest living cat that reached the age of no less than 38 years old. Cats break world records all the time and we came across Kefir, who’s recently been dubbed the world’s biggest cat and we wanted to let you in on the meows — sorry, news.

Bright Side had the opportunity to ask the lucky owner and Kefir’s BFF, Yuliya, some questions and we’re here to spill the dry food, pun intended — get ready to meet this white, regal-looking Maine Coon cat.

The 27 lb (12.2 kg) Maine Coon cat, Kefir — has been making waves online. Named by Yuliya’s 2 daughters, after the fermented milk drink, the feline makes people believe it’s a dog, even if in theory, it’s still a kitten. If a typical domestic cat is fully grown by the age of 1 or 2, Maine Coons don’t stop growing until they reach the age of 3 or 4.

Kefir is Yuliya’s first cat and when they welcomed him into their family, they never expected him to get so big. Kefir is really smart and intelligent, by nature. In Yuliya’s household, he’s thought of as a person.

Adopting a human-like behavior, whenever it’s dinner time, Kefir keeps his family company at the table, sitting on his own chair.

Kefir’s paws are strong enough to open all the doors in the house. And one detail that we didn’t know is that this feline is not like all the others, not only because of its size but because Kefir absolutely loves water and loves to swim! One downside to his “Olympic” swimming practice is that his coat takes a very long time to dry.

When friends and acquaintances visit, they are in awe of Kefir — who loves to be cuddled, stroked, and is really affectionate. The feline loves to lay on the kitchen table. When asked what Kefir’s favorite hobby is, Yuliya said — “his favorite activity is sleeping on me at night” — but it’s become really heavy.

If you want to follow Kefir and his adventures, you can do so here and here.

Are you a cat person or a dog person? Do you let your pet sleep with you in your bed? Let us know in the comments.


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