Bigger is better when it comes to this cat. Ludo, a Maine Coon breed, is the longest domestic cat according to the Guinness Book of World Records. That makes him the biggest house cat in the world. Continue reading to find out what makes him so lovable. We’ll also see how he stacks up to previous world record holders.
See just how big Ludo is in size
Ludo’s water dish is in his owner’s tub because “Maine Coons like to splash water!” Ludo’s owner, Kelsey, writes on Facebook. She shared this picture of Ludo in her tub. Ludo’s sitting up, looking over the tub’s edge with ease. Kelsey thinks Ludo needs a bigger tub and we agree.
Next: Giant Ludo next to a tiny sleeping baby
Nobody wakes up baby
In this picture, we have a 9-pound Ludo watching over a baby. Even though the baby is only 1 year old, we start to really get a sense of just how big this record-holding cat is.
Next: Ludo’s owners can barely pick him up.
Picking Ludo up is no easy task
Ludo hasn’t always been the biggest cat in the world. At just 2 months old, Ludo was tiny. He continues to grow, surpassing the typical house cat — so much so that he’s difficult to hold because of his size.
Next: Here’s what his paws look like against a human hand.
Ludo’s paws are giant
To fully grasp just how big Ludo is, take a look at Ludo’s paw resting in Kelsey’s hand. His paw is practically the size of her palm. Clearly, he’s not the size of an average house cat. He may resemble a newborn lion cub more.
Next: Ludo is huge compared to many things in the house.
He loves his growing family
Remember Ludo watching over the baby? This picture is one year later, and Ludo still enjoys hanging out with his little friend. Interestingly, Ludo still looks huge next to the child. In fact, Ludo is still huge when compared to older children, too.
Next: Ludo goes head-to-tail against a small child.
There’s more of him to love
Ludo is the size of a small child. Just look at the above picture of Ludo stretching out next to a little boy. From nose to tail, Ludo measures nearly 4 feet in length. Picking up Ludo is no easy task. He weighs 37 pounds, Kelsey writes on Instagram. “You can always find Ludo,” Kelsey told Guinness World Records.
Next: Kiss your TV remote goodbye if Ludo wants it.
Ludo dwarfs home items
Still not sure just how massive Ludo is in size? Grab your TV remote and do a comparison to this photo on Ludo’s Instagram feed. Kelsey uses a remote to show how big Ludo is in 2016. Keep in mind, Ludo is bigger now than in this picture. Imagine losing your TV remote and finding out later that your cat’s been sitting on it the entire time.
Next: One of the most impressive pictures of Ludo
He’s a gentle giant
There’s no need to be afraid of Ludo because of his size. “He loves being stroked and cuddled,” Kelsey tells Guinness World Records in a video. Ludo is the definition of a gentle giant. “He loves being groomed,” Kelsey added. “He’ll lay there and pur while I’m grooming him.”
Next: Ludo loves playtime and doesn’t mind dwarfing a vacuum cleaner.
Ludo doesn’t mind noisy children or toys. Here’s an adorable picture of him laying next to a toy vacuum cleaner. Of course, Ludo also takes up nearly half of the child’s floor mat, too.
Next: Ludo even has trouble fitting on a regular-sized couch.
He needs a bigger couch
Ludo also enjoys laying on the couch, but clearly, sometimes he doesn’t completely fit on it.
Next: How does Ludo stack up to other world record holders?
Here’s a picture of Ludo and the previous two biggest cats in the world. As you can see, Ludo not only holds his own when compared to recent previous record holders, he’s also still the heaviest and tied for the longest.
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