Meet the Lucky Thai Korat Cat Why These Cats Make Great Gifts for Brides

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X-Small Breed Korat

Is The Korat Cat Good For You?

  • 1 The Korat cat is a great cat for an enthusiastic pet parent because they love to be around you.
  • 2 Korats are very energetic and love to watch people and mimic them.
  • 3 The Korat has a unique look and a fur color that's described differently by almost every person who sees one.

HISTORY

One of the ancient โ€œ17 good luck catsโ€ of Thailand, dating back some 500 years, this breed is also known as the "si-sawat" and is a harbinger of good fortune, making them commonplace wedding gifts. They were first introduced to Europe in the late 19th century. Lovingly called โ€œthe silver-blue cat with the Thai passport,โ€ Korats have been bringing good luck to families for years.

Quick Facts

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    Size

    Medium

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    Lifespan

    16 years

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    Hair Length

    Short

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    Litter Size

    1 - 3 kittens

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    Male Weight

    8 - 10 pounds

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    Female Weight

    6 - 8 pounds

Personality

Korats are willful and sure-footed cats that know what they like and dislike, and are not afraid to let you know. They make great companions, as they form lifelong bonds quickly; however, they can be somewhat selective in whom they choose to ally themselves with. They are quite communicative and also easily trainable, faithful, smart, and loving. They do well in a wide array of environments, and tend to be pack leaders when in a situation with multiple cats. Training a Korat takes a firm hand, but it can be done. .

Color

The Korat only ever has a single layered blue coat with a silver tipping.

Health Concerns

The Korat breed can develop fat pads along their underside, which are often mistaken as mammary tumors through:

Appearance

Korats have an average sized, semi-cobby body, with a slight tapering around the waist. They have well built, sturdy, muscular bodies. Their heart-shaped head and large green eyes give them an irresistibly cute look. Their tail is moderately long, and can sometimes have a slight kink at the tip, which indicated extra luck in Thailand.

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