Oldest Cat in the World?

image My cat is approaching 11. But Diane Sleeman's cat, Amber, is approaching 30. Or so Sleeman claims. If true, Amber would be the oldest cat in the world. However, Amber is missing most of her teeth, so researchers have no way to verify her age. I'd like to believe this is true, but it's a little hard to swallow. A 30-year-old cat would be like the equivalent of a 140-year-old person.


Posted on Wed Feb 23, 2005


tell gary c in texas dated 23 feb 2005 i have a 15 year old feral cat and she still plays like a kitten shes called molly and shas really jolly from paul in chadderton england
Posted by grant lloyd  in  chadderton england  on  Tue Nov 20, 2007  at  11:36 AM
My cat did on dec.24.07
( X-mas Eve )

:-( He was 23.
Posted by Jonna  on  Thu Dec 27, 2007  at  11:06 AM
Sorry to hear you lost your baby, mine is hanging
Posted by Hello Jonna  in  nyc  on  Thu Dec 27, 2007  at  04:16 PM
my cat is 16 years old and he runs around like his tail is on fire if he has catnip!!!
Posted by sarah  in  texas  on  Sat Jan 12, 2008  at  02:32 PM
Sorry to hear about losing your cat. Losing him on Xmas eve must have been very sad but comforting in a way. 23 years old is wonderful for a cat. You must have taken good care of him. I only have one cat now (and 3 large dogs). She is 15 years old. I got her from the animal control officer when she was about 6 months old. She had climbed up underneath a womans car at a diner and the woman drove about 3 miles shopping etc. and kept hearing her crying but couldn't figure out where it was coming from. Finally when she got home she called the A.C. Officer and he climbed under the car and pulled her out. Her spine was deeply compressed in one spot so he took her to the local vet. They kept her overnight and found nothing else wrong I adopted her the next day. It took a couple of weeks for her spine to return to its normal condition. She stays in now 99% of the time which is probably best. We have a lot of coyotes in the conservation area in back of our house. I had a four year old cat that just disappeared a couple of years ago and I am afraid they got her. I hate to keep a cat inside permanently but it's the best way to keep them safe.
Posted by Nancy  in  Massachusetts  on  Sun Jan 20, 2008  at  04:25 PM
Hello, my cat is 17 years old raspberry and wery healty hope he will live 4 ever i love mih <3 smile
Posted by Martin  in  sweden  on  Thu Feb 14, 2008  at  02:54 PM
Hello everyone

My old cat, Grandao, just died last monday, Feb/13, 6PM EST.

Even though I had cried a lot, I do realize
that as a 20 yrs old cat he had lived a lot for a cat He had a good one and will be missed and remembered forever in my heart .

I do have 8 more cats now, they are from 11 to 18 yrs old, but they look babies for me.

Posted by Sabrina  in  nyc  on  Thu Feb 14, 2008  at  04:59 PM
I have a cat that is 16 yrs old this year and he still gets around very well.he still plays some but not as often as when he was little. I was trying to fined out the avg life for a house cat.

ranger 486
Posted by kenneth  in  usa va  on  Wed Feb 27, 2008  at  01:23 AM
My cat turned 17 in March (our guess atleast). My mom brought him home from the street with 2 other kittens in 1991. The 2 that we didn't keep got sent to a shelter but alvin stayed. He now lives in our home with a 2 yr old and 4 older ones.
Posted by Robin Laker  in  Montana  on  Sun Apr 06, 2008  at  09:41 AM
My cat lived to be 22 1/2. She was an indoor cat, by the time she passed away she was blind and pretty much deaf, but she still made her way around the house, and loved to spend all day in someone's lap. When the tv shut off at night after the news was over,(11:30ish), she'd meow, stretch, and amble her way into the basement to her little bed, all on her own.
Posted by 4legs are best  on  Mon May 05, 2008  at  08:58 AM
my cat is 18
Posted by Josh  in  memphis  on  Sun Jun 01, 2008  at  09:30 PM
my cat si 16 and still living perfect
still chaces my dog around the house
he was born in 1992
Posted by tanner darnell  in  62460  on  Wed Jun 04, 2008  at  07:52 PM
My family has a cat that is 16. My mom had her ever since she was a kitten.
Posted by megan  in  virginia  on  Sat Jun 28, 2008  at  11:16 AM
I have a cat that is 36 years she is a tabby she is a farm cat she lives out side she will be 37 aug 11 2008
Posted by elaine  in  butler tenn  on  Wed Jul 02, 2008  at  03:39 PM
I have three cats..George is the oldest going on 15 soon.. He looks great..In doors at night somtimes..but he realy likes the outside gets alot of exercise..cought a huge gofer the other day..We love hi a great deal.. smile
Posted by KAPRICE  in  MORGAN HILL ,CA.  on  Sat Jul 19, 2008  at  10:49 PM
my cat is nearly twenty, and it seems like she still has alot of living to do
Posted by breanna  on  Sun Aug 03, 2008  at  03:43 PM
Ii totally wrong that indoor cats live longer. I have been a Vet, for 25 years and most of the older cats I see are outside, or inside outside cats.
Posted by stuart  on  Thu Oct 30, 2008  at  11:25 AM
Thats cool,i hope my cat will live that long.In June or July my cat will be 12 years old,He is a sweet cat he is very nice,and he is so big,and his fur is so soft.
Posted by I.  on  Sun Jan 18, 2009  at  08:35 PM
My BIG black cat, named TAR-BABY will be 23 in June. I know the age because I was there for the birth. I took photos and made a video the following Christmas. I thought he was old until I checked the web. He has no health problems, so who knows.
Posted by Steve  in  Memphis, Tennessee  on  Fri Jan 23, 2009  at  02:35 AM
My cat B.C. is 21-25 years old. My cousin got him when he was 3-7 years old, and that was about 18 years ago. He is still alive, and doing relatively well. He is an all black cat and really loves people (except for children). We see him living for quite a few more years. Its almost to say we joke about him living forever really he is seriously old. He started out as a outside/inside cat but around 8 years ago he started going blind, now he is totally blind and can no longer go outside but he still enjoys life.
Posted by Krissy  on  Fri Jan 30, 2009  at  07:08 PM
My cat Susie was born in the Spring of 1986, and she has cancer, about to expire here at home. She will/is 23 years old this Spring 2009.

My mom found Susie in a foyer at a Walmart in Fort Stockton, Texas. My mother passed away in 2003, my dad in 2005 and i inherited Susie.

She has been a very healthy cat until about a month ago and very striking. Totally gray in color and she was a very large cat.

It will be sad to say goodbye to her. I don't expect her to last more than a day or so. Fortunately, she is in no pain, just has not eaten in several days and will not even drink milk.
Posted by Roy  in  central Texas  on  Sun Mar 22, 2009  at  06:23 PM
She is happy to had you on her side now and your
parents before. Stay on her side till the end
she will have you on her heart when she goes and she will be there for you forever as well.
I'm very sorry , I lost Grandao (19) back in feb/2008 and Louro (17) May/2008 - Grandao I took to the vet , he was unconscious and they put him to sleep after hours of agony. I regret that, we could just wait for the time to come. With Louro was like you said, he stopped eating and kept quiet and 01 day after he colapsed, my bf saw his last breath, was a better way to go, I hold him and get him to his favorite place after he died, we had our moment together. We have our beloved animals for so long because we love them very much, that is why they get through and stay with us for so many years.
Posted by Sabrina  in  NYC  on  Mon Mar 23, 2009  at  12:20 PM

Thanks for the note. This is killing me... And I'm a Vietnam Vet (volunteer) just staying at home watching Susie on the front porch wither away... I might simply take her to the vet to finalize this, but she isn't in any pain... Still not decided, but watching a favorite pet fade like this is tough, especially when the cat belonged to my folks.
Posted by Roy  in  central Texas  on  Tue Mar 24, 2009  at  11:55 AM
My last cat made it to about 20 years old, at least, maybe a little older.
Posted by Cat Lover  in  San Francisco  on  Fri Mar 27, 2009  at  08:39 PM
my cat sweetie is old.she has lost her sight and has all teeth .she is skinny and wont eat soft food and she hardley ever drinks the milk .we have to force feed her with a seringe.she is going to die soon or not?she has drifted out of every thing else.she had a thing in her movth and she did not want to eat.and i dont know what it was but it went away. my mother said sweetie is going to die soon when she sooped eating the first time and its ben almost a yearand now is she?is this the end to the first cat i ever saw?
Posted by nieka  on  Thu Aug 13, 2009  at  12:57 AM
I have a cat named Tessa I got her from a Farm and Ranch store in Winnemucca, Nevada in June of 1996 and she is still going strong. So currently she is 13 years old. Lays down occasionally to eat or drink, but wants her daily vitamin.
Posted by bland  in  gillette, wyoming  on  Thu Sep 03, 2009  at  01:49 PM
Actually.. the world record for the oldest living cat is 38 yrs old. held by a feline named cream puff who died in 2002 i believe. Guiness book Of world records.
Posted by Joe  in  Chicagi Ill  on  Thu Oct 22, 2009  at  06:44 PM
Our cat is 24 yrs old. Has not had needles since she was 10 and drinks Whiskas Cat Milk every day.
Posted by Tracey  in  Winnipeg, MB  on  Mon Oct 26, 2009  at  08:33 PM
I just had a cat pass away and she was 25 and 4 months. It was just devastating. I got her when she was 6 weeks old and have had her since then.
Posted by CINDY DRESSLER  in  WAUNAKEE WI  on  Mon Nov 09, 2009  at  12:08 PM
our cat is 35yrs old in june her name is babe
Posted by Jim Adam  in  rochester ny  on  Sat Feb 06, 2010  at  12:15 PM
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