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Some of The Most Exotic Cat Breeds in the World

There are two main types of cats in the world, those that are a mixed breed and those that are a pure breed. The latter come in many different types, in their size, shape, mentality, colour and habits. Those who want to be pet owners and who choose to adopt from animals shelters sometimes find it difficult o choose the right one before they visit the facilities.

Knowing what type of cat, you have made a world of difference, as no two are alike. Sometimes you can also get them from a reputable breeder but not all of them will give their traits before you decide to take him or her home. The below list of exotic cat breeds is one way to start, when choosing the one you think is best for your household.

We have gathered some basic information for you regarding some of the most exotic felines in the world, and depending on where you live, you may just bump into one.

Himalayan

Also known as the Himalayan Persian because it looks similar to the Persian breeds with its long hair, these cats are either one or the other. They have a broad body shape coupled with short legs and a round large head, but somehow all these features fit perfectly together making them look like an exotic beauty. Their blue eyes add to their valour and their hair comes in earthy colours ranging from white and off-whites to a soft tan and brown.

Other colours you may also find them in include lilac, tortoiseshell and blue cream. To keep them looking as gorgeous as they are, their long hair needs to be carefully groomed every week. This guide on how to take care of this is helpful for those who are not in the know.

The combination of the two breeds – Himalayan and Persian, can sometimes cause them to suffer from a common ailment known as Polycystic kidney disease, (PKD), which can be identified by a veterinarian or a genetic test to see if they carry the gene. The common solution is to spay or neuter them as early as possible so it does not spread amongst the kittens.

Manx

Have you ever seen a cat without a tail? Well, now you have. This is one of those rare breeds that naturally has either no tail at all or an extremely short one. this popular feline is known to hail from the Isle of Man and has been around for a long time but not well-known. They have a tender and polite disposition which makes them one of the nicest cats to have around.

Their body is short, with a broad chest and their head resembles a pear shape. They come in various coats and eye colours and could spend his entire day curled up on the couch without any trouble. Their short tail is a genetic trait and they are known, hunters. The word 2manx” is Irish means ‘round’. Perhaps adapted because of the shape of their body and eyes.

These are possibly the only cats that know how to hop like a rabbit. They have a thick double-coat of short hair so great for those who aren’t fond of finding hairballs all over the house.

They come in 5 different categories associated with the length of their tails, namely:

  • Longie: which has a normal length tail, or one that’s half its size.
  • Rumpie: which has no tail and instead has a ball of hair where his tail should be.
  • Stubby or short-tailed: has a tail that’s half the typical length and makes up part of its vestigial or vertebrae.
  • Stumpie or Stumpy: with a tail about the length of an inch in total.
  • Rumpy riser: they have a bump under a ball of hair that is made up of cartilage and can rise and fall when petted just like a normal tail would.

With the right care and gentle care, they can live up to 13 years. Their health is highly dependent on the right kinds of food and liquids, as well as additional nutrients that help keep their weight in check. Because they are not as active as most cats it is essential to give them a diet low in calories but can make up for the missing ingredients by enhancing their menu with some diet appropriate treats and oils such as those available on this website: https://www.holistapet.com/cat-breeds/

They also need a regular groom and bath every two weeks at least, unless they go outside, which then can be shortened to once a week with gentle cat shampoo.

Balinese

Their long coat can be mistaken for Siamese feline; however, they have long slender legs and grow to a medium length body size. Their coat does not tangle very easily as it is smooth and soft, but it does need to be brushed at least once every few weeks to remove dead cells and loose hair before it gets onto your couch and clothes.

They love attention and are a very graceful natured feline with exceptional social skills, as well as intelligence. They can get along with just about anyone and any other pet. They will need to be taken to the vet for a regular checkup and teeth clean if you want them to live a long happy life. They love company and can be trained, unlike most other breeds.

Any one of these can be adopted by a reputable breeder or reputable online stores such as Adopt a Pet or Petfinder. If you are in the market to adopt one of these exotic creatures, it is best to find out all about them before you do, so you can take good care of them.

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