Published 11 September 2017
Lauren and Will Powers are very proud to be the mom and dad to not one but TWO record-breaking cats in their home of Ferndale, Michigan, USA.
Their pets, named Cygnus and Arcturus, have achieved titles for their record-breaking height and tail length!
Cygnus, who is a silver Maine Coon cat, enters the pages of Guinness World Records 2018 Edition as the record holder for the Longest tail on domestic cat (living) - 44.66 cm (17.58 inches).
When it comes to record-breaking tails, the measurement is made from the pelvis to the tip of the final bone – excluding the cartilage and fur that extends beyond.
Having an extraordinarily long tail comes with a few challenges…
Cygnus’ owners say they have to be extra careful when walking around the house and closing doors - as his tail might get caught.
Cygnus shares the spotlight with brother Arcturus, who makes up for his shorter tail with his incredible height!
Arcturus is the world’s Tallest domestic cat and reaches a height of 48.4 cm (19.05 in) and weighs about 30 pounds.
The two-year-old animal, whose full name is Arcturus Aldebaran Powers, has lived with Will and Lauren since he was just a two-month old kitten.
In order to help Arcturus’ with his super tall height, his owners got him a Catio (outdoor cat pen) that he plays in and they’ve also installed a dog door.
Both record breakers are great friends, constantly playing and chasing each other around the house, grooming each other, and sleeping in a cuddle pile.