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Meet the Balinese Cat, an Intelligent, Affectionate and Mischievous Breed

What Makes This Breed Ideal For a Companion

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IS THE BALINESE CAT RIGHT FOR YOU?

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    The Balinese cat is most known for their easy going, loving temperament.

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    It is important to keep your Balinese cat preoccupied otherwise they tend to get mischievous when bored.

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    Balinese cats bond well with their owners although they do demand attention.

HISTORY

While there are certain speculations, the actual origin of the Balinese is shrouded in mystery. Some say the Balinese is a Siamese-Angora cross, others say Siamese-Persian, and even other fringe theorists believe that there was a mutation within the genetic makeup of a certain group of Siamese, leading to their long coat. First seen in the early 20th Century, the Balinese was registered with the CFF in 1928.

quick facts

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    Size

    Small, Medium

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    Lifespan

    12 - 15 years

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    Hair Length

    Medium

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    Litter Size

    3 - 4 kittens

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    Male Weight

    7 - 9 pounds

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    Female Weight

    5 - 7 pounds

APPEARANCE

Essentially a long haired Siamese, the Balinese have a tight, slim, athletic build. Their fur is silky, soft, and long, but does not demand the same level of care that other long haired breeds do. Their most notable feature is probably their almond shaped eyes, which are deep pools of blue. This medium sized cat can weigh up to 9 pounds.

PERSONALITY

A very smart breed, the Balinese is notoriously loving and known to forge a lifelong, unbreakable bond with their owner. Because of their unstoppable love, they tend to be tireless attention seekers, making them devious when left alone.

color

The Balinese comes in a variety of colors including chocolate, blue, seal, lilac, cream, red, and lynx.

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health concerns

The average lifespan of the breed is 10 – 14 years. The contemporary breed is more prone to health problems than the traditional ones.

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