A cat can get very old. The world’s oldest cat was 38 years old and Sweden’s oldest cat is said to be 29 years old.
The average life expectancy of a cat is about 14 years, but it is not uncommon for a cat to be 15-20 years old.
Indoor cats live longer
An indoor cat is usually between 15 and 20 years old.
This is mainly because an indoor cat usually lives very protected if you compare with an outdoor cat.
It is often said that an outdoor cat that runs free outdoors most of its time usually lives about 10 years on average.
The fact that outdoor cats live shorter is due to the fact that the cat is usually exposed to more dangers such as cars and other animals.
Keep in mind that these are just average ages.
With a little bad luck, an indoor cat can injure itself or become ill at a young age, while an outdoor cat can be lucky and live for 20 years or even longer.
Neutered cats live longer
A neutered cat usually becomes a little calmer and therefore usually lives longer because it does not go on adventures or get into fights with other cats.
It is mainly male cats that live outdoors that have an ability to quarrel with other male cats in the neighborhood.
The world’s oldest cat
The world’s oldest cat was named Creme Puff and was 38 years old. Creme Puff lived his life as an indoor cat in Texas (USA).
How old will my cat be?
The average life expectancy of a cat is around 14 years. Indoor cats usually get older than outdoor cats. It is not uncommon for a cat to be between 15-20 years old. The world’s oldest cat turned 38 years old.