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How Long Do Cats Live? Life Span of Popular Cat Breeds

How long can cats live? Cats normally live upto 12-14 years (average lifespan) but some cats can go on to live upto 20-22 years. The list below displays the life span figures of some of the popular cat breeds of this world:


Cat Breed Name Life Span 
Siamese Cat 10-13 years
Persian Cat 12- 17 years
Maine Coon Cat 12-15 years
American Shorthair Cat 15-20 years
Ragdoll Cat 12-17 years
Sphynx Cat 15-20 years
Exotic Shorthair Cat 12- 14 years
British Shorthair Cat 12-17 years
Abyssinian Cat 10- 15 years
Burmese Cat 10- 17 years
Birman Cat 12- 16 years
Bengal Cat 12- 16 years
Russian Blue Cat 15- 20 years
Manx Cat 9- 14 years
Himalayan Cat 10- 15 years
Norwegian Forest Cat 14-17 years
Scottish Fold Cat 11- 14 years
Siberian Cat 11- 15 years
Savannah Cat 17- 20 years
Devon Rex 10- 15 years 

Cat breeds having the longest lifespan are the American Shorthair, Sphynx, Russian Blue and Savannah cat.


Some of the cats that hold the Guinness World Record for the longest living cat:

The oldest cat in history was a feline called Creme Puff who was born on 3 August 1967 and lived until 6 August 2005 – that’s around 38 years and 3 days.

Poppy, a 24 year old tortoiseshell cat, whose age can be read in human terms as 114 years was the oldest living cat but she died recently.



The blog editor of Pets World is a pet aficionado and fervently follows her pet-obsession. A pet parent to animals big and small for the past two decades. The sum of all experiences gathered is an amalgamation of useful knowledge and research.

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