Balinese cats have amazing blue eyes.
The Balinese is strong, but still, very find a cat that contains a lengthy body. You have to groom them frequently in order to keep them in shape and free of frustrating knots. They tend to shed during seasonal changes.
The Balinese can reach up to 5 kg.
Their life expectancy is approximately 12 years.
Origins of Balinese Cat
The traditional Balinese cat contains a similar history as Siamese. Both appeared in different photographs in the middle of the 19th century. However, they first appeared together and people started thinking that they were a mutation of Siamese cat with long fur.
There are numerous theories that their origins are from Western China, or that they are developed by the British that crossed Turkish Angora and Angora. Their long-haired variety became widely recognized and in 1928 was registered in Cat Fanciers’ Federation.
The modern Balinese cat is stronger and smaller than the past breeds that were displayed on photographs. People reported that it is very rare and difficult to find a true Balinese, because many breeds look similar, so you have to conduct research before you decide to purchase them.
The Balinese is easy going and friendly cat. They are not highly strung as Siamese and not so vocal, but still, they enjoy the company of humans and don’t like to be alone for long periods. They usually follow the owner from room to room in order to be with him.
The Balinese fits in almost every household, especially those with young children. They are very intelligent so you can enjoy with them.
Common Balinese Cat Diseases
- Lysosomal storage disease– This particular disease is caused by a deficiency of enzymes that cat need in order to perform a metabolic function. A cat that is affected has to be treated by a vet, but you have to know that in most cases it is a fatal disease.
- They are not vocal, but still, they enjoy chatting with owners.
- They enjoy the company of strangers.