Cats are the second most common pet in Australia, with 29% of households owning a cat. 2.4 millions cats. The estimated number of feral cats is over 18 million. It is estimated that the first cats arrived with European settlers around 1880.
There are 48 recognized cat breeds in Australia plus an endless number of cross breeds. One of the largest breed in Australia is the Maine Coon with males weighing up to 12kg.