There are three main stages of growth for cats.
- Kittens – The first stage of cat growth is between 0-4 months is considered the most important time for not only growth and personality development, but also for human-feline bonding
- Adolescent – Cats 4-8 months are considered adolescent. Usually, at this growth stage the cat begins to lose her baby teeth and begins establishing themselves in the “social ranking order” of the household. This could also mean challenging the alpha cat.
- Adult – Cats begin their adulthood growth phase around 8-12 months old depending on the breed. The average domestic cat will stop growing at 12 months but there are exceptions for specific breeds such as the Maine Coon which could take up to 4 years to be fully grown.