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Bombay Cat

Bombay

The Bombay cat is medium built, with a glossy, jet black coat that shimmers like patent leather. Its head has a gently rounded dome, rounded ears and a broad blunt muzzle. The beautiful copper/gold eyes are set well apart and are full and expressive. The body is firm and muscular with a strong straight back. The nose leather and eye rims are black and the paw pads are black or dark brown.

Bombay
  • Coat length: Short
  • Grooming Requirements: Less than once a week
Bombay
  • Activity: High
Bombay
  • Noise: High

Origin

The Bombay cat is one of the Asian group of cats brought about by breeders attempting to create cats of Burmese type, in colours not recognised in the Burmese. In the UK, the Bombay cat is the black version of the Asian cat breed.

Country Of Origin

Britain and USA

Personality

Cats in the Asian cat breed group are extremely friendly and affectionate. Bombay cats have unique voices and are usually very vocal. They are not a traditional.

Health

Bombay cats are generally long lived and can live well into their late teens. There aren't any known diseases associated specifically with this breed which is only present in the UK in low numbers.

Nutrition

Every cat is unique and each has their own particular likes, dislikes, and needs when it comes to food. However, cats are carnivores and every cat must obtain 41 different and specific nutrients from their food. The proportion of these nutrients will vary depending on age, lifestyle and overall health, so it's not surprising that a growing, energetic kitten needs a different balance of nutrients in her diet than a less active senior cat. Other considerations to bear in mind are feeding the right quantity of food to maintain 'ideal body condition' in accordance with feeding guidelines and catering to individual preference regarding wet or dry food recipes.

Grooming

The Bombay cat's short coat does not require excessive grooming but they will enjoy the attention gained from being groomed. As with most shorthair breeds, the cats look after their coat very well. As with all cats, the Bombay cat breed benefit from protection against disease through vaccination and need regular parasite control and annual veterinary health checks.

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Adoption

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