Himalayan cat<<<< Back to cat breeds
- Country: US
- Origin: cross
- Scientific name: Felis catus
- Weight: 5 kg (12 pounds)
- Colors: white, beige, black, blue, lilac
- Coat: Long
- Temperament: afectioasa, playful, intelligent
- Health: Generally healthy
- Litter size: 4 - 6 puppies
- Lifespan: about 15 years
- Other names: Himmy, Colourpoint Persian cat
- Special features: unique stripes
- Price: $ 300 - $ 500 USD
Himalayan cat appeared as a result of a cross between breeds Persian and Siamese in 1930.
It was recognized only in the US in 1957. It is one of the most popular long-haired cats.
They call because Himalayan cat Himalayan resemblance to rabbit and other animals in the Himalayas.
Aspect Himalayan cat
It has medium-large size, long body and short rounded tail.
From Persian cat got small ears, large and round eyes, a small nose and a sweet expression. Long and beautiful hair coat comes in blue, chocolate, lilac, cream and several other variants.
The legs are short, so that does not jump as high as other cats. Females are slightly smaller than males.
There are two types of Pisis: the face and the face normal "flattened". It is assumed that the latter are more susceptible to disease.
Behavior Himalayan cat
There is a very active cat who always has energy to spare. He prefers to sit on the couch than to climb on furniture.
Very active not tolerate children but for short periods. He hates to be run more than he wants.
It is intelligent and can be trained relatively easily. Not the talkative cat, but not very quiet. Her voice is pleasant.
Features Himalayan cat
Long coat requires daily brushing to avoid incalcirii and remove dead hair. The color coat closes with advancing age.
It is possible to make eye patches because lacrimarii. Morning or when you should be brushed and wiped his face.
If food is left to discretion beware because you can gain weight if you do not move enough.
It is useless to mow. If you want a cat with short hair can buy a Siamese cat.
Remember vaccine, deworming (internal and external), cutting nails and cleaning ears.
At birth kittens are completely white. The color appears after the first few weeks.
Diseases Himalayan cat
Himalayan cat is healthy condition.
From crossing with Persian inherited kidney disease (PKD), but with decreased frequency.
It is recommended to reduce oil bath on fur and removing dead hair.
Life expectancy is 15 years. Can live longer if properly cared for.