Often, the owner of a cat cannot determine how old it really is. However, felinologists have drawn up a fairly accurate diagram, according to which it is possible to find out how old the animal is.
If you have already taken an adult animal, or do not know how many months the picked up or purchased kitten was, you can determine its age by the time of puberty, and then by the condition of the teeth. However, when calculating, keep in mind that much depends on the conditions in which the animal was kept or kept.
Determine if your kitten has started puberty. In most cats, it occurs at about 7-9 months of age. That is why, if you have picked up or bought a sufficiently old kitten, you just have to wait a little. Although if you created really good conditions for him, then this can happen in six months. Also, keep in mind that puberty does not mean that the cat is physically formed and can be bred with the cat. It is best to wait until she is about a year and a half old.
Use the chart drawn up by felinologists to determine the age of the animal. Gently open your cat's mouth and find out what the condition of her teeth is. So, if: - her milk teeth erupted - she is 1 month old; - milk teeth change to permanent ones - 5-6 months; - the incisors in the center of the lower jaw are erased - 1, 5 years; - the middle incisors of the lower jaw are erased - 2, 5 years; - the incisors in the center of the upper jaw were erased - 3, 5 years; - the middle incisors of the upper jaw were erased - 4, 5 years; - traces of abrasion appeared on the canines - 5 years; - the incisors at the edges of the upper jaw were erased - 6 years; - traces of abrasion on the transverse-oval rubbing surface of the incisors of the lower jaw located in the center - 7 years; - traces of abrasion appeared on the transverse-oval rubbing surface of the middle incisors of the lower jaw - 8 years; - traces of abrasion appeared on the transverse-oval rubbing surface of the incisors of the upper jaw located in the center - 9 years; - the central incisors fell out - 10-12 years; - all the incisors fell out - 12-15 years.
If you want to find out how old a cat is in terms of years of human life, then determine it according to the following scheme: - 1st year of a cat's life is equal to 15 years of human life; - 2 years - 24 years; - 3 years (and up to 12 years) - add annually for 4 years; - from 12 years - 3 years.