Cute, cuddly and compact!
All cats are pretty adorable in their own right. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to find a kitty cat that didn’t elicit a drawn-out “awww!” But we’ve gone ahead and upped the ante with this list of small cat breeds that weigh no more than 4.5kg. Aside from being super cute and super tiny, each one has a distinct personality type that makes it perfect for families – maybe your family! – especially since some of them happen to be the most affectionate cat breeds around.
From floofy and fluffy to short-haired and even hairless, these sweet kitties are sure to steal your heart.
If you’re also a dog person, you’ll want to check out these small dog breeds that make equally cute companions, as well.
At an average of just over 2kg, the Singapura is the smallest cat breed out there. A fully grown female often maxes out around 1.8kg, and males around 2.7kg. This short-haired breed is known for its adorably large ears and eyes and a striped tabby pattern.
“Despite the Singapura’s small size, they’re excellent helpers who get along well with the whole family, including children and pets,” says veterinarian Katie Lytle. She adds that Singapuras are also known for their friendliness and inquisitive nature. They have high energy and love to keep busy, and when it’s time to chill, they’re all about the cuddles.
If plump, rounded kitties with loads of fur is your jam, the Napoleon cat (also known as the Minuet) is the way to go. Though their fluff might have you assume otherwise, these tiny felines weigh between 2.2 and 4kg. These cats do well with families, children and even other pets. Considered a dwarf cat breed, they’ve been around since the late 1960s when breeder Joe Smith cross-bred a Munchkin and Persian.