Stewie is the longest cat ever at 48.5 inches nose to tail

Portrait of an old Maine Coon cat, the same breed as Stewie, the world's longest domestic cat.

Pictured: a Maine Coon cat much like Stewie, the longest cat on record. (Photo Credit: CC BY-SA/Mueller-rech.muenchen /Wikipedia)

Stewie, a Maine Coon cat from Reno, Nev., has been named the longest domestic cat in the world by Guinness World Records. According to the Reno Gazette-Journal, Stewie measures 48.5 inches from the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail. The previous world’s longest cat – also a Maine Coon – was 48 inches long.

Longest cat outstretches average cat by 30 inches

The National Post indicates that the average length for a house cat is 18 inches. Thus, Stewie the Longest Cat is clearly living large. However, the lush life in Reno will soon give way to the obligatory Guinness World Records road trip as the world soaks in the full breadth of Stewie Long Torso. It almost seems unfair, as Stewie’s four Maine Coon brothers and sisters will get to stay home and eat Fancy Feast at their languid leisure, says the longest cat’s owner.

Stewie’s owners won’t push him to be a show cat

As the longest cat’s owner told the Gazette-Journal, “If Stewie doesn’t want to do something, we will not make him.” Stewie’s human’s ultimate plan includes such things as Stewie visiting classrooms to spread animal welfare awareness, and if the longest cat prances into some commercial endorsements, that would be fine. However, the owner’s greatest wish is to simply let Stewie “make people smile.”

More household animal world records, courtesy of the National Post

  1. Princess Abby was named “world’s ugliest dog” at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif. The inbred Chihuahua has curved back legs and a left eye that won’t open.
  2. Guinness World Records considers four-year-old Great Dane Giant George from Tucson, Ariz., the world’s tallest dog. He’s 43 inches tall, weighs 245 pounds, sleeps on a queen-sized mattress and eats 110 pounds of dog food monthly.
  3. Augie the Golden Retriever from Dallas, Texas, holds the Guinness World Record for holding the most tennis balls in his mouth at one time. His record stands at five.
  4. The world’s longest goldfish – named Goldfish – was measured at 47 inches in March 2003.


Guinness Book of World Records‘ “Natural World” listings

National Post

Reno Gazette-Journal

Stewie is a big Maine Coon

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