My cat is four years old now. Someone told me that cats do not have a long life span. This made me so sad and worried. I want to know what is the approximate age of cats if they are fit and healthy.
The current Guinness World Record for longest-lived domestic cat belonged to Creme Puff, who lived to be 38 (1967 - 2005). The typical lifespan for indoor domestic cats is estimated at ~15 years.
Life expectancy depends on many things, including one important factor - whether your cat is an indoor-only cat or an outdoor cat. Indoor cats generally live from 12-18 years of age. Many may live to be in their early 20s. The oldest reported cat lived to be an amazing 28 years old.
The 16-18 year old cats. I've had cats all my life , well they are family pets. We have never had a cat live past 20yrs. Although it is definitely not rare. I recently got an Egyptian Mau full blooded. I was told his lifespan was 20 plus. Just a little more info on a possible difference in mixed or full blooded. Mostly lived inside. Good luck