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Balinese Cat: Distinctive Features and Guide to Breeding It

The Balinese cat he is the cousin of the Siamese and shows himself to be a docile life partner. Let’s figure out what his distinctive traits are, also to raise him in the best possible way.

Balinese cat: all about the

The Balinese cat is originally from the United States and is classified in the category of Siamese and oriental cats. The name is American and comes from the association between the sinuous movements of the cat with the dancers of Bali.

It is a very well known breed also in Italy. There are many people who decide to raise a Balinese at home, appreciating its aesthetic qualities and good character.

Balinese cat: the story

The birth of the breed is traced back to 1920but the official recognition it only happened in 1961. The intent was to introduce a new variety of Siamese long-haired cats.

Thus began the mating with i angora catsbut the first attempts failed, because the cats continued to keep the short hairthis being a dominant trait. The variety came out only later, in 1950, and a few years later it was presented at a cat show for the first time, arousing the interest of many.

Balinese cat
Balinese puppy

Balinese appearance

In graceful and elegant ways, this cat is fully reminiscent of the Siamese. Skinny (the weight fluctuates between 2 and 5 kg), proportionate and long-limbed, however, it has a much finer and more superb bearing. It’s a medium-sized cat, with long thin legs, tiny paws. It is very rare to see an obese Balinese!

The dark mask fills a large part of his face, characterized by the triangular shape. The eyes are almond-shaped and deep blue in color. The ears are very large and pointed. The thick and long tail ends with a nice plume.

The coat is soft and pleasant to caress. The undercoat is not abundant.

Among the allowed colors we have cream, ivory and brindle, with points on legs, tail and ears, in different shades in combination. In America only i seal point, chocolate point, blue point and lilac point. All other colors are identified as Javaneseon the contrary variety not recognized in Europe.

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Balinese cat lilac point

Balinese character

The character of this cat is also similar to that of the Siamese. It shows itself loving and does not disdain pampering, however it maintains its independence. It could show itself possessive and jealous if you have other animals in the house and coexistence is not necessarily fruitful and peaceful.

It tends to meow whenever he has to signal his needs, but the sound is more delicate than other breeds. Lives well in apartment, adapting to the daily life of its owners. If you live in humid and cold environments, it may be affected. Socialize with all family members, especially with children, with whom he spends a lot of time playing.

The ideal would be to have a garden where he can run around independently, needing to move and unload. He also tolerates loneliness well, obviously without exaggerating. If you take a cat with you, try to evaluate your habits well. Animals, regardless of their nature, need attention and care.

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Balinese: the characteristic plume tail

Balinese cat breeding

In Italy they exist numerous farms of this breed, but before venturing always check that they are certified structures. You could always find some specimens to be adoptedalthough, being a very renowned breed, one must be careful not to fall into nasty traps.

Balinese beat price

The price of the Balinese is very high, it wanders by 700 to 1000 $ approximately. There are generally no excessive expenses involved in maintenance. This is a strong-willed cat, well disease resistant.

The coat, being thick, needs regular brushes, at least up to 4 times during the week. Also, in the moulting period, it requires more attention. Eat both dry and wet food. Lives for a long time, up to 15 years, if healthy. It is our wish to all those who share their life with this splendid cat….

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