One of the smallest, interesting and dainty cat in the cat breeds is Singapura cat and it can attracted anybody with its large eyes and ears. It also notified by its brown ticked coat and blunt tail. Basically they are from Singapore.
Origin : Singapore
Name : Singapura
Other Name : Drain Cat, Kucinta
Size : Smallest
Coat Length : Short
Energy : High
Lap Cat : Yes
Grooming : 2/5
Activity : 5/5
Child Friendly : Good with adults and children
Intelligence : Great
GCCF Group : Foreign Short hairs
Life span : 12-15 years
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Source of birth
The Singapura cat’s origin comes from Singapore in 1975 by Tommy and Hal Meadow. They had three local brown tricked cats (a pair of male and female kittens from same litter and another young female) whose established the Singapura cat. It was named for the Malay word used to describe Singapore. In 1981 a cat breeder visited Singapore and import it to US.
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As we say before, Singapura cat is one of the smallest cat in the world with a very short and beautiful coat. It’s truly worth exploring. If we say about full grow female cat which weighs 5-6 pounds (2.3-2.7kg) where the male cat weighs 6-8 pounds (2.7-3.6 kg). It signifies it’s breeds as the round head, big and slightly pungent, deep dark ears together with the large almond-shaped eyes. It tails just like tenuous, slightly shorter than the length of the body and has a blunt tip.
It’s characteristics are based on the standards which was provided from the CFA. Now come to its eyes which are typically yellow, hazel or green in colour which is accepted by CFA and other organization. Singapura cat has close-lying coat in short length and its fur is beautiful in style which is the source of insulation. Basically it is found in a brownish colour and some of this are lighter in colours. Very rarely this breed shows tortoise-shell patterns. The pink or dark-coloured nose and brownish pads beautifies its cuteness.
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Singapura is ordinary of its soft gentle voice and it is adorable for its intelligence. It is always active but they are playful even older Singapura cats enjoy a good game. The Singapura cats are mischievous and inquisitive means investigating anything thoroughly. You can notify that this cat can play with you, enjoy with you. There is nothing better than to spend your boring time and compatible against Singapura cat. This cat-like to being a lap cat and is an excellent bed warmer on cold winter nights. This cat is always like to stay busy and for his busy nature he is a great gentle friend who never let you alone.
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Singapura kittens are cute and in small size than other kittens naturally. Kittens are bright and busy and they can learn anything easily. Singapura kittens colours and markings are come out very early. Basically, this kittens are expensive and rare. It has quite demand. You have to remember when you buy it that, take these kittens from responsible breeder who provide you proper diet sheet, food chart. Take always blanket and some toys for kittens.
These short-haired cats are easy to brush and it’s quite easy to maintain them. Some people wipe them with smooth silk cloth. They are very energetic and healthy but nowadays that has been discovered that this breed has Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency, a genetic disorder that can occur anaemia. This disease is known as PKD. It causes in two phases that a stage who will not show any symptoms or an affected cat which can become anaemic. For deficiency of an enzyme important for red blood cell energy metabolism and results in hemolytic anemia. There is available a test which can identify that is this cat is affected or not or you may clear the disease by this test. But there not worry cause fortunately Singapuras lead a normal life with PKD.
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It’s entirely easy to take care of such kind of breed cause they short, smooth coat. Bathing is rarely necessary and you can glace it by polishing it with a chamois. You can take care of it everyday by brushing his teeth and checking its ears. Brushing his teeth is essential cause it can be affected by periodontal disease. Brushing can keep his teeth free from dental disease nothing more than that. You can clean his corner of eyes with smooth soft cloth and wipe his eyes. Please use different cloth in that time cause it can reduce the risk for infection in eyes. Clip it nails weekly. Check his ears cause dirty ears can cause disease. You can clean his ears by soft cotton balls or soft damp cloth including 50-50 mixture of cider vinegar and warm water when it looks dirty.
To stay away from unwanted infection or disease you can keep your Singapura cat indoor-only to protect him from diseases. Sometimes it occurred when you stay your cat outside its affected by other pets such as different origin cat or dog or it can be stolen or run risk though its much expensive. Its depend up to you that how can you take care of your cat. Show your care, affection and love it will give you best moments.