This breed corresponds to stylized cats, although larger than Siamese and Balinese, who make friends wherever they pass. Not in vain, like oriental kittens they display all their sympathy and curiosity to make themselves loved, reaching pseudo conversations with their human tutor.
His semi-long hair is accentuated on the neck and tail, giving them great elegance. As it lacks an inner woolly layer, in addition to facilitating its maintenance, it is suitable for those allergic to cat hair . It loses it in less quantity than other breeds and being so fine it favors it to go unnoticed in the environment.
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Characteristics of the Javanese cat
The Javanese, also called Mandarin, has an athletic and tubular body, although his bulk exceeds that of his ancestor, the Balinese. When you look at him, his elongated face and large ears will catch your attention. His gaze is reflective, it may even seem somewhat haughty to you. However, it is a very sociable breed that is easy to live with.
|Origin Europe (Great Britain)|
|Weight from 4 to 6 kg males and females|
|Dense, fine, soft and semi-long hair. Increase its length around the neck and tail. Red, cream, seal , chocolate, blue, lilac, cream blue, and cream lilac are accepted . As for the patterns, the brindle and the smoke stand out. In some specimens there are tabby tufts at the tips|
|Medium-sized, triangular head|
|Large, wide-based, triangular ears. They are well separated, which fuels the triangular appearance of their head|
|Almond-shaped eyes, slightly oblique and luminous blue or green|
|Long, thin, bushy and pointed tail|
|Estimated longevity of 12 to 18 years|
|Difficulty caring for it low|
Character and behavior of the Javanese cat
These felines are extremely intelligent and curious. They are sociable and affectionate and adapt easily to all environments , although they show a preference for outdoors. Therefore, if you do not have a garden at home, you should provide enough space for him to play.
Like their brothers the Balinese, they are excellent jumpers and very vocal. They usually display a whole amalgam of different meows and keep their eyes on what seems like a real conversation with their human interlocutor.
They are suitable cats for older people who live alone and for families with children, since they enjoy the company of humans in exchange for little care and they tolerate games with children willingly. They are active and affectionate cats who do well spending time alone.
Care required by the Javanese cat
Their hair is fine and without an undercoat. Therefore, it will be enough to brush it once a week or every 10 days to prevent it from swallowing dead hair when grooming. Offering her cat malt , a teaspoon of paraffin oil, or leaving catnip or catnip within reach will help her expel any hairballs she may have ingested.
If you want to maintain his slim demeanor, on the one hand, you must provide him with a balanced and rationed diet and on the other, provide him with space, toys and sufficient stimuli. Their eyes, ears, teeth and nails demand periodic maintenance. Keep his vaccinations and deworming up to date and visit the vet.
Javanese cat health
These felines show a certain propensity to suffer from two recurrent pathologies in Siamese twins. We refer to the protrusion of the cranial sternum and the endocardial fibroelastosis that causes the thickening of the left ventricular endocardium in the heart of the animal. Both require close medical monitoring.
Likewise, they are prone to catching colds or developing respiratory diseases as they wear a thin coat that makes them especially vulnerable to the cold. Avoid drafts inside the house as much as possible and try not to go outside in the coldest months of the year.
History of the breed and fun facts
This breed was created in the 1960s in England by crossing Oriental shorthairs with Balinese. For this reason, it is considered by some as a sub-race within the Oriental cats and, by others, a color variety within the Balinese breed . In fact, even today some federations refer to him as oriental with long hair.
In 1890 these kittens were classified as Angora cats, although they had little to do with the standards of this breed. Later, they came to be called British Angora, to differentiate them from the Turks, until in 1983 The International Cat Association (TICA) recognized them as a different breed. The CFA did so in 1995.