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OwlrageousJones t1_ixkhbir wrote

I mean, if you look at the list of 'oldest cats' on Wikipedia, it's not unheard of for them to hit their mid twenties in some cases.


AdRepulsive7699 t1_ixklc28 wrote

Ok, but 38?


chadslc t1_ixkszdd wrote

Indoor cat? Not out of the question.


nalgene_wilder t1_ixmcehv wrote

Yeah it is lol. Would you believe someone who said they're 150 years old?


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slightly2spooked t1_ixlt1ul wrote

This isn’t true at all, where did you read it? Every source I’ve seen asserts that on average indoor cats have twice the lifespan of outdoor ones.


Diamondsfullofclubs t1_ixlugyd wrote

Outdoor cats get more physical activity but their lifespan is offset by early deaths due to car accidents, cougar attacks, etc...


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Diamondsfullofclubs t1_ixmh7q3 wrote

>Average outdoor lifespan of 2 to 5 years if outside…. Like what?

Rough 9 lives.

>I’ve had two outdoor cats, one who lived to 21 and the other 18 and one indoor who died at 11.

This is anecdotal. Regardless, I was agreeing with you, outdoors are good for a cats health; the other poster was arguing indoor cats are inherently healthier.


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chrisftw92 t1_ixlmlam wrote

Yeah I've known a few cats to hit their 20s. My ex had 2, one died at 20 but the others still going at 22 and doesn't look old at all.


shawnkfox t1_ixlbat1 wrote

Yeah just because something is on wikipedia doesn't make it true.