- Origin: United States
- Obtain: Crossing
- Weight: 5 kg (12 pounds)
- Colors: white, cream, black, blue, bat
- Coat: long
- Temperament: affectionate, playful, intelligent
- Health: Generally healthy
- Kittens: 4-6
- Average age: 15 years
The Himalayan cat appeared as a result of the crossbreeding between the Persian and Siamese breeds in 1930.
In the US it was only recognized in 1957. It is one of the most popular long-haired cats.
He is called the Himalayan cat because of the likeness of the Himalayan rabbit and other animals in the Himalayan mountains.
Himalayan Cat Aspect
It has medium to large size, long body and rounded and short tail.
From the Persian cat he took small ears, large and round eyes, a small nose and a sweet expression. Its long and beautiful fur comes in the colors of blue, chocolate, cream and some other variants.
The legs are short, so they do not jump as high as other cats. Females are slightly smaller than males.
There are two types of cat: normal and flat-faced. It is assumed that the flat faced are more exposed to diseases.
Himalayan Cat Behavior
She is not a very active cat with all the energy to eat. He preferred to sit in the chair rather than climb the furniture.
Not very active but tolerates children, but for short periods. She does not like to run more than she wants.
She is intelligent and can be trained relatively easily. It is not the most talked cat, but not very quiet. Her voice is pleasing.
Himalayan Cat Features
The long fur needs daily brushing to avoid tangling and removing dead hair. The coat color closes with the advancing age.
It is possible to make eye spots due to lacrimation. In the morning or when it is brushed it is good to be wiped off on the face.
If she is allowed to eat at discretion, take care of the weight because it can get fat if it does not make enough movement.
There is no point in cutting her fur. If you want a short-haired cat you can buy a Siamese.
Do not forget about vaccinations, deworming (internal and external), nail cutting and ear cleaning.
At birth, kittens are completely white. The color appears after the first few weeks.
Himalayan Cat Diseases
The Himalayan cat is healthy.
Since the Persian cross, he has inherited a kidney disease (PKD), but with a low frequency.
It is recommended to reduce the oil on the fur and remove the dead hair.
The life expectancy is 15 years. She can live longer if she is properly groomed.