Story of Balinese cat (Balinese, Balinese cat)
The Balinese cat is the same as the Siamese, but with long hair. These cats appeared in the first half of the 20th century, but only in the fifties, did breeders begin to seriously develop them as a
breed. The Balinese cat received its recognition in 1961 from the Federation of Cat Fanciers, and in 1970 the Cat Fanciers Association recognized the breed. Today, the Balinese cat is also recognized by other cat registries, such as the American Cat Fanciers Association and the International Cat Association. By the way, the origin of the breed has nothing to do with the island of Bali.
Description of Balinese cat
Balinese is a very bright and friendly personality, possessing a developed intellect, curiosity, and loving various types of activity. This cat can become a full-fledged member of your family, and not just a beautiful sofa decoration. Both adults and children will always be happy to be in the company of such a kind and affectionate creature.
The Balinese cat breed is of medium size, with long, slender legs (hind legs longer than the front) and a regular, muscular build. The ears are slightly unusual in shape – wide at the base, and medium in size. The muzzle is wedge-shaped, and the tail is fluffy and long. The average life expectancy is 15 years.
The personality of the Balinese cat
The character of the Balinese is very similar to the character of their direct relatives – Siamese cats. The Balinese cat loves his family and each of its members very much, building relationships individually. In other words, she will be happy to play with a child, and she will most likely sleep in the same bed with his parents. She loves to be close to her owners, and sometimes, regardless of their type of activity.
These pets are very attached to their family and hard to experience separation. Therefore, if you go on vacation, you will need to take the cat with you. We can say about these animals that they represent a strong personality, as they are absolutely not shy about expressing their needs and emotions, including through voice. They are active, love to play various games, they can be taught to walk on a leash, and are immensely happy if they have a cat house with various ladders and transitions. The Balinese cat breed needs activity and loves when the owners play with them.
Despite the fact that they are prone to strong affection, if no one is at home during the day, they can survive this, since such things are invested in everyday life (when you come home, be sure to pay attention to the cat – this is important). But if the absence is too long, for several days or even weeks, the animal will suffer.
They love to be talked to during the day and can respond to you with their melodious voice. If you get another cat, the Balinese will only be happy – he normally perceives other pets, unless he sees them as prey, but this applies more to birds, fish, or rodents. Guests at home and strangers are treated normally, with friendliness.
Common diseases in Balinese cat
The Balinese cat can have various problems, both physical and mental. This may include:
congenital heart defects such as aortic stenosis;
gastrointestinal diseases – megaesophagus;
hyperesthesia syndrome – a neurological problem;
nystagmus, a neurological disorder (involuntary rapid eye movement);
progressive retinal atrophy (genetic test available);
Care of Balinese cat
This is a long-haired cat, which means that you need to comb it at least once a week, and preferably 2 times. Be sure to brush your teeth at least 3 times a week, and don’t forget to keep your eyes and ears clean. You can bathe your pet once every 2-3 months, and trim the claws once every 10 days.