Cats come in all different sizes. While some cats can grow to hefty sizes, many others remain tiny all their lives. If you’d prefer a small cat rather than a larger one, you might consider getting a cat from a breed known to stay small.

The Munchkin breed has short, stumpy legs due to a genetic mutation. Cornish Rex cats are another breed that stays small throughout its life. In general, the smaller the cat, the easier it will be to take care of but it will still have enough power in its paws to knock over vases and tip over glasses containing liquids that will stain your carpet.

To learn more about the smallest cat breeds available, click here.