5 Exotic Cat Breeds
Cats are beautiful and charming creatures by nature. Even when they are of a certain age, cats remain affable and youthful in appearance, showing the world that the feline species always remains wonderful.
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Even so, in this article we decided to highlight five exotic cat breeds, so you can be surprised at the different specimens that the YourCatCareguide team has selected.
Continue reading to discover the 5 exotic cat breeds : the sphynx cat, scottish fold, Ukrainian levkoy, savannah and the hawksbill cat.
The sphynx cat , also known as cat of Egypt, appeared in the late 70’s. It is a cat that became very famous due to the apparent lack of his hair.
These cats are usually very sociable and sweet with the tutors. They are very affectionate but also a little dependent. What you probably do not know is that these cats have recessive hair genes. Their bodies are covered with a thin layer of hair, though at first glance they seem to have no fur. For this reason, contrary to what many people think, these animals are not suitable for people with allergies.
The heads of these kittens are small in proportion to their bodies. The ears, very large, are visible. Another characteristic characteristic of cats are the deep eyes and an almost hypnotizing look, considered mystical by many people.
It is a cat that needs a comfortable bed and pleasant temperatures indoors, especially during the winter, because it has a very sensitive skin.
The Scottish fold breed is, as its name suggests, originally from Scotland, although its ancestors came from Susie, a Swedish female cat that crossed with a British Shorthair , which may explain some of the similarities of these breeds such as the ears small and bent and round and sturdy appearance.
The morphology and appearance of these cats often resemble a stuffed animal. The sweet physiognomy of these cats is accompanied by a friendly and quiet personality , which makes them ideal companions for children. In addition, it is a very tolerant animal relative to other animals, regardless of species.
Recently, the British Association of Veterinarians asked not to breed more cats of this breed due to their serious health problems. This species has a genetic mutation that affects the cartilages and therefore their ears bend and they look like an owl. This genetic mutation proves to be an incurable disease, similar to arthritis and very painful for the animal. Some defenders of this breed have stated that if they crossed it with the British shorthair or the American shorthair , they would not have these problems. However, the British Association of Veterinarians stated that this was not true since all double-eyed cats have the genetic mutation.
The breed of this cat originated in Ukraine very recently. The first specimen of this breed was born in January of 2014, fruit of the crossing of a sphynx with a scotish fold , the race of which we spoke previously.
Of its physical characteristics we must emphasize the ears folded inwards , the angular shape of the face and the sexual dimorphism. Males reach a considerably larger size than females.
He is an intelligent, sociable and familiar cat. It is not common to be found around the world because breeders are still developing it.
We could define this breed as the exotic cat par excellence . It is a cat fruit of the crossing of the African serval (wild cats native of Africa that live in the savannahs).
We can see his typical big ears, long legs and leopard-like coat.
Some of these cats are very intelligent and curious , learn different tricks and enjoy the company of tutors. However, these cats, being hybrid (fruit of a cross with a wild animal), maintain many of the characteristics and behavioral needs of their ancestors. The rate of abandonment of these animals is high, especially when they reach sexual maturity, because they can become aggressive. These cats have already been banned in countries like Australia due to its negative effect on native wildlife.
The carey cat is not a defined breed. On the contrary, this cat stands out and differentiates by the thousand brown colors that the ancestors attributed to him. We decided to include as a final note this hawksbill cat to emphasize that mixed cats or mutts are less likely to develop diseases and are as or more handsome than any purebred cat.
We end with the story of the cat Carey:
Legend has it that several centuries ago the sun begged the moon to block it for some time because it wanted an alibi to leave the sky and be free.
The moon, lazy, agreed, and on June 1, when the sun shone more intensely, she approached him and gradually became covering and fulfilling his desire. The sun, which had been observing the earth for millions of years, had no doubt and to feel totally free and to go unnoticed, became a more discreet, quick and charming being: a black cat.
After a while, the moon grew tired and, without warning the sun, slowly moved away. When the sun hit, it ran to the sky and it was so fast that it had to leave the earth, left a part of it: hundreds of rays of sun that were trapped in the black cat transforming it into a mantle of yellow and orange tones.
They say that in addition to their solar origin, these cats have magical properties and bring luck and positive energy to those who adopt them.