4 Frighteningly Large Pets That People Actually Own
Who doesn't love a big, fluffy animal? Then again, these four largest pets take it to the next level with their size!
Earlier this week I was perusing the Internet looking for pictures of wild lynxes when I stumbled upon this story about Kefir. Kefir is the world’s largest domestic cat. Kefir weighs over twenty-six pounds and is a mixed breed of what I can only assume is Maine Coon and snow leopard.
This Cat Is As Tall As A Toddler
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That isn’t a camera trick. Kefir really is about as tall as that little girl.
And he’s not just big. Kefir is a photogenic cat who looks like a distinguished gentleman.
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This got me thinking about some of the world’s largest pets. Here are a few more colossal companions.
The World’s Largest Pet Dog: Zeus the Great Dane.
The first time I saw a Great Dane as a kid I thought they were miniature ponies. Despite the name, Danes are from Germany and were originally bred to hunt deer and wild poor, hence their gigantic size. Zeus is the biggest of them all. He is 3 and a half feet tall and – supposedly – well-behaved.
Zeus the Great Dane is the tallest/goodest boy in the world 🥰️ pic.twitter.com/1qrrNEhWbJ
— Guinness World Records (@GWR) July 4, 2022
Zeus is so tall that he drinks out of the sink.
The World’s Largest Gold Fish
The largest goldfish is from the Netherlands, according to the Guinness Book Of World Records. Poor guy doesn’t seem to have a name though. He looks like a Gerald.
Did you know that the longest goldfish on record was almost 10 times the size of the average goldfish?
Joris Gijsbers of Hapert, Netherlands, owned a goldfish that measured in at a whopping 47.4cm (18.7 inches)!
— I Am Fish 🐡 OUT NOW! (@IAmFishGame) March 25, 2022
On a somewhat related note, did you know that the world’s largest goldfish farm is located in Arkansas?
Did you know the world’s largest goldfish hatchery is located right here in Arkansas? Sunday after the Super Bowl, we’re going to take you behind the scenes of Pool Fisheries. Watch “Fishing For Gold”, Sunday, after Super Bowl LIII and The World’s Best on Northeast Arkansas CBS. pic.twitter.com/bHIC49q87w
— Northeast Arkansas News (@KJNBNews) January 30, 2019
Darius, The World’s Largest Rabbit
Darius is a Flemish Giant, which is considered the largest breed of rabbit. He was rabbitnapped in 2021.
Have you seen Darius? Police are appealing for information after the world’s largest rabbit of its kind was stolen from his home in Worcestershire on Saturday night.
Heartbroken owner Annette Edwards has put up £1,000 for his return and pleaded for him to be brought back. pic.twitter.com/SaJ3IRRo4c
— TalkTV (@TalkTV) April 13, 2021
Despite a £2,000 reward, the rabbit has not been returned. His owner, a former model named Annette Edwards, believes he’s dead. He had very specific dietary requirements that would make it difficult for anyone unaware of his needs to keep him alive, she says.
“He was extraordinarily old and his special diet was keeping him alive – pellets and barley rings all mashed up. When he was taken, I gave him two to three days.”
Flemish Giant Rabbit 🐇
Considered to be the largest breed of domestic rabbit,on average can reach a length of 2.5 feet.
World’s largest rabbit is Darius, a flemish giant, measures 4feet (1.3m) and weighed 22 kg 🐰🐰🐰 pic.twitter.com/GjVn2Yrs6v
— ☮️🏳️🌈🎨 Nicole 🔮🌈💜 (@SjamaanN) March 12, 2022
“My opinion is that it was done out of sheer spite,” Edwards said. “It was the work of online bullies, people who make nasty comments without having to look someone in the eye.”
Would You Ever Get A Giant Animal?
I’m not talking about a horse or a cow, but an oversized version of a regular domestic pet. I could see myself getting a Great Dane or one of those giant rabbits.
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