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What You Need To Know About The Chartreux Breed Of Cats

What You Need To Know About The Chartreux Breed Of Cats

 

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Table of Contents

  1. History
  2. Diet
  3. Personality type
  4. Interesting Facts

History:

The Chartreux is a French breed that is said to have originated in the 18th century or earlier. Carthusian priests are said to have breeds of cats, according to one legend. They undoubtedly helped in the control of mice and rats in the churches. Their furs were equally popular among people. In 1931, Chartreux made their debut in cat society at a European cat show. The first Chartreux was imported to the United States in 1970. In 1987, the Cat Fanciers Association officially recognised the breed. A Chartreux is seen in the painting “Magdaleine Pinceloup de la Grange” in 1747, where the cat is represented as a pet, which is rare for that era in France. After World War I, the breed was on the verge of extinction; it was only due to the efforts of breeders that these cats were preserved.

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Diet:

The Chartreux cat requires a diet that is heavy in high-quality animal protein. Because this breed of cat has a sensitive stomach, it’s important to stay away from plant-based protein sources. You should also avoid giving it particularly rich meals, as this might make it unwell. Hot meals and frequent dietary changes should be avoided.  Because premium kitten meals can be high in fat, switching to adult foods at the age of 4 to 5 months is recommended. Your cat’s food consumption to avoid becoming overweight. Give them raw fish, poultry, and meat, as well as other typical cat meals, although a lactic diet is best avoided. Also, make sure your cat has constant access to fresh drinking water.

Dry Cat Food

Personality type:

  • The Chartreux is a friendly, sweet-natured cat to own who would constantly strive to please and accompany its owner.
  • Like many other breeds, it is loving but never aggressive or sniffy.
  • They are naturally calm and non-aggressive, and can sit peacefully for hours without uttering a single ‘purr’ or ‘meow.’ A few of them are even totally silent.
  • They’d chirp instead than mewl at items that caught their attention.
  • Their puppy behaviour is well-known.
  • They are keen observers and might learn to collect balls and other small items, turn on or off the radio, and unlock screen door locks.
  • When their names were announced, the majority of them would react.
  • The Chartreux is primarily a one-person cat, following its preferred human from room to room.
  • They are, nevertheless, devoted to and fond of the rest of the family.
  • They get along well with youngsters and other family pets.
  • They are jovial and like traveling. It takes around two years for this breed to reach full maturity.

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Interesting Facts:

    • Because of their quick reactions, these lap cats are great hunters and are hence highly appreciated by farmers.
    • Chartreux was owned by French president Charles de Gaulle, French author Colette, and French poet and writer Charles Baudelaire.
    • Because these cats are so uncommon, there are only around two dozen active Chartreux cat breeders in North America as of 2007.
    • The cat’s eye color varies from gold to copper, with the latter being more popular among breeders.
    • They’ve been described as “sweet potato on toothpicks” because of this predilection.
    • The character ‘Smokey the Alley cat’ in the 1999 film ‘Stuart Little’ was a Chartreux.
    • Don’t be fooled by Chartreux’s charming personality; he’s a superb escape artist who can trick cabinet doors and shutters windows.
    • Their hair is truly water-resistant. If they go into a body of water, they may nearly fully dry off, similar to a Labrador Retriever.
    • These cats have lightning-fast reflexes, so it’s difficult to imagine one that can react even faster.
    • Their movement is so quick that they’ve already carried out whatever plan they had in mind before you ever know what’s going on.

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Things to Know About Sphynx Cat

Things to Know About Sphynx Cat

Podcast | Kiara – Things to Know About Sphynx Cat

Overview

Sphynx cats are energetic, friendly, and playful pets. They are good around children and other animals, and despite their strange looks, they are cuddly. However, many people do not know what they are getting into. Ironically, if you do decide to have a Sphynx, it will need more grooming than most cats due to its lack of fur. They sleep on your lap, but they also need lots of company and regular cat grooming.

sphynx cat

Table of Contents

  1. Grooming
  2. Bathing
  3. Ear Cleaning
  4. Nail Trimming
  5. Temperament
  6. Toilet Habits
  7. The Need for Heat
  8. Health Issues
  9. Hypoallergenic

Sphynx Cat Care:

1. Grooming

If you have a Sphynx, you should brush it at least once a week. They say, “But it has no hair; why does it need maintenance?” Sphynx groom themselves just like normal cats, but because they don’t have enough fur to absorb the oil secreted by their skin or saliva, it leaves their skin sticky, sometimes crusty, oily residue, sweat, and spit. Look at them the same way you would a baby: they are hairless, close to the ground, not made to clean themselves, and have special needs.

hairless cat breed

2. Bathing

Shampoo your cat at least once a week to ensure bacteria or other nasty substances are flushed out while you bathe. However, sometimes a Sphynx retains its instincts and doesn’t enjoy getting wet. Make sure your breeder has worked on getting your kitten bathed regularly and continue bathing regularly. To help build the habit of bathing, give your kitten special rewards during and after cleaning.

3. Ear Cleaning

The ears of sphynxes have no hair in the ear canals, which makes it easier for dirt and debris to collect in the ears. This wax blocks the ear canal if not cleaned. Be prepared to use a cotton swab and some ear cleaner to remove dirt from your cat’s ears a few times a week.

4. Nail Trimming

Cut only the sharp tips and not the most delicate pink part of the claws.

5. Temperament

Sphynx cats are some of the most affectionate and friendliest cats. If you want a cat that sleeps on your lap while watching TV, snuggles up with you at night, and greets you at the door after work, this breed is perfect for you. They are friendly, calm, and good with children, dogs, and other cats. But these cats need company. This breed does not like being left alone and desperately needs attention. When you get one, you should be able to return all of the affection and love she shows you. Unless you are a very affectionate pet owner, better get yourself a more independent and detached cat.

sphynx cat breed

6. Toilet Habits

You should be able to love your hairless companion even if:

  • They don’t cover their poop in the cat litter.
  • Their poop smell like the worst you’ve ever smelled.
  • When you have visitors at your door, they stepped on their soft poop, and curled up in front of the guests, and left droppings everywhere.
  • Or let you eye watering farts when you hug them in front of the guests and explain how beautiful they are as a breed.

7. The Need for Heat

In countries with cold winters, your energy bills must go up as a Sphynx needs to be warm all the time. If you don’t leave the heaters on, you’ll need to buy a heated cat igloo or make a warm bed with pillows that get plenty of sun. Be careful when dressing your new friend! Some cats are okay with this and appreciate the warmth, but many get confused and unhappy when you try to dress them up.

8. Sphynx Cats Are Prone to Health Issues

Like other cats, Sphynx cats are prone to genetic health problems. Sphynx cats also have dental problems. Common ailments vary widely in Sphynx cats because of their lack of fur, and someone unfamiliar with the breed may not recognise something as common as ringworm in a Sphynx if they don’t already know what it looks like. If you get a Sphynx, you should have the cat checked regularly for heart problems.

9. Sphynx Cats Are Not Hypoallergenic

If you want to keep a Sphynx cat because you think it is the only cat that will not bother you with allergies, please reconsider your point of view-many people have these cats because they think they are hypoallergenic, But this is not the case. “No hair will not make them hypoallergenic” It is even possible that humans are more allergic to bald cats than to long-haired cats.

 

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