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Indian Cats You Would Want as Master

Oct 19, 2021
1. Bombay Cat
A type of short haired cat developed by breeding sable Burmese and black American Shorthair cats, to produce a cat of mostly Burmese type. But with a sleek, panther like black coat.

It is short haired breed of domestic cat. Characterized by black coat, soles, nose and mouth, with green or copper eyes. The close-lying, sleek and glossy black coat is generally colored to the roots, with little or no paling.

It has a medium, muscular build. They live up to fifteen to twenty years. Can have sinus problem, snuffled nose and gingivitis.

They are highly social and brave. Tend to be attached to their families and crave attention. So are suitable for children. Not independent though the dependency decreases with age. Dislike being alone for extended periods of time. Weighs more than its size. Does not shed as much as other breeds, hence, requires little grooming. Loud, distinctive purr and more vocal than other cats.

2. Rusty Spotted Cat
Is one of the cat family's smallest members. Their historical records are known only from India and Sri Lanka. Currently near threatened on the IUCN Red list because of fragmentation of their habitat.

It has short reddish grey fur over most of the body with rusty spots on the back. It is the smallest wild cat in Asia and rivals the black footed cat as the world's smallest wild cat.

Captive cats are nocturnal. It feeds on rodents and birds, but also preys on lizards, frogs and insects. It hunts primarily on ground, making rapid, darting movements to catch its prey. Apparently, ventures into trees to escape large predators. Both scent mark their home by spraying urine.

3. Indian Street Cat

They reside in rural village and busy cities across India. They tend to be independent. Weigh about 8-15 lbs. Size medium. Life span 2-10 year and roam around freely and alone.

They come in various shapes and sizes. Generally have grey spots on their coats and darker colors on the tail. With rectangular body, medium sized legs and a long tail. Susceptible to rabies, distemper, feline immunodeficiency and feline leukemia. Risk of internal and external parasites and health issues associated with poor nutrition.