25 Before and After Pictures of Tiny Kittens Turning into Beautiful Cats

Posted in Cat Pictures - On: July 1, 2023 - Author:  Jan Travell
Posted in Cat Pictures 
Last Updated: February 20, 2024  
Author:  Jan Travell

There’s nothing quite like seeing your tiny ball of fur growing up.

But because we see our beloved cats every day, we tend not to notice them growing up. They are part of our families and like all other family members, we age and grow together.

Thankfully in this day and age most people have a smart phone, and we tend to take many many pictures of our kitties. But it’s when we make the comparison from kitten to cat that we really see the difference.

In general, a kitten becomes a cat at around the age of 12 months, but there are some breeds, like Maine Coons for example, that reach maturity between 18 months and two years of age.

With that in mind, take a look at this heartwarming collection compiled by Bored Panda, of cats before and after growing up and you will see that some things remain the same. The love that we have for our kitties.

1. This is Nimbus, from being a crinkled tissue to a supermodel


2. Chimera kitten To cat…


3. Before and after – what a transformation


4. About a year ago we found these kittens under the house, and here they are now


5. Three years down the line and this little chap is all grown up


6. They grow up so fast…


7. Harvey was found abandoned in a ditch, malnourished and covered in cigarette burns. Just look at him now


8. Before and after, best friends forever


9. This gorgeous, toothless ball of fur has cost me more than a used car. But look, he’s going to be three years old next month 


10. Time flies…


11. The difference in eight months


12. 22 years and counting


13. We always do “The Circle Of Life” on the anniversary of his adoption


14. From three months to three years


15. From floofy to even more floofy in six months


16. Grandma edition: I’ve been bringing Axl to visit since he was four months – she’s his favourite person


17. First time in her cat bed versus two years later


18. Three months compared to 11 months – and it looks like we got an extra cat in the form of his tail!


19. It’s to have been twinning non-stop since birth


20. What a difference a year makes


21. Me when I was little compared to me last winter


22. From the day we adopted to today


23. My love bug from adoption day to now 


24. 1988 to 2018 


25. The difference 17 months makes 


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About the author

Jan Travell is a lifelong cat owner and a feline expert. She's been the Cats and Kittens lead editor from the start. She lives in rural France with her two rescue cats, Tigerlily and Mr.Gee. Her senior kitty, Ducati, passed over the rainbow bridge recently at the ripe old age of 22.

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