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Facts and information about the British Shorthair cat


Origin of the breed: it is one of the oldest breeds of cats in Britain, some of them have Roman origins, it is said that when the Roman troops invaded England, they brought a kind of cat to protect food from rodents, and in the late nineteenth century, a British man bred cats of this type, domesticated British street cats, as a result of which the British cat we know today appeared.[١][٢]

Height: the length of this type of cat is approximately 30-35 CM.[٣]
Weight: its average weight is approximately 3-7 kilograms.[٣]
Qualities: he is distinguished by a strong physique and musculature, has strong and thick legs, a wide chest, and strong jaws, and his eye color is often blue, golden, or green.[٤]

Fur: its fur is thick and dense, increases in length and thickness in winter, and appears in several colors; including white, blue, black, gray, brown, [٥]
Average age: the average age of a British cat is usually approximately 12-17 years.[٣]
Price: the average price of this cat ranges between 600-3000 dollars; the price varies depending on the size of the cat and its age.[٦]

Types of British cats

Here are some types of British cats: [٧]

White British cat: characterized by its snow-white color, it is known as the blue-eyed white cat, as it may appear with copper-colored eyes.
Short-haired brown British cat: this cat is characterized by a brown color, the nose, and paws may also appear pink, with eyes of an attractive orange hue.
The British cat is lilac in color: that is, it has a gray color mixed with pink and Violet, and its paws and nose also appear pink.
Red British cat: this species appears mixed in red and silver, its claws and nose also appear in red.

The character of the British cat

Personal qualities
Here are some personal features of the British cat: [٨][٩]

She is characterized by being kind and calm.
Loyal and devoted to family members.
She doesn’t need constant attention; she can play alone.
She likes to sit next to her owner and family members, but she does not like to be carried away.
Suitable in home environments where there are children; as she likes the attention she receives from them.
Independent cats, professional hunters.[١٠]

British cat food

Essential foods
Here is some information regarding the food needed for British cats: [١١] [١٢]

The diet should contain a low amount of carbohydrates, fats, and vegetables.
Focus on animal protein.
Wet food should be available.
The presence of a number of vitamins, especially vitamin B.
The presence of a large amount of water instead of milk.
As for the food for kittens, it should not contain other supplements if high-quality food is provided.

Foods to avoid

Here are the foods that should be avoided in the diet: [١١] [١٢]

Avoid feeding him onions, garlic, leeks, unripe fruits, and citrus fruits.
Avoid serving cereals and dairy.

How often to feed a British cat

Here’s how many meals are suitable for British cats: [١١] [١٢]

They need to be fed five times a day, and when they are 3-4 months old, they become able to eat on their own, but the difference between them and one-year-old kittens is that they need to be fed more often being small-bodied.
One-year-old cats eat twice a day; the older they get, the less they eat, and putting in extra amounts of food may increase their likelihood of obesity.

The Health of the British Cat

The most common diseases affecting the British cat
The following are the most famous feline diseases that affect the British cat: [١٣]

Hypertrophy of the heart muscle: it is one of the most famous diseases that British cats are exposed to, and it can often cause sudden death, which is a defect or difference in one of the walls of the heart, usually in the left ventricle, and may lead to increased blood pressure, disturbances in the number of heartbeats, and difficulty breathing.[١٤]

Hemophilia B: it is a hereditary disease, resulting from the occurrence of a blood disorder, which leads to an excessive increase in bleeding, its symptoms include lameness, swelling, the presence of bruises under the skin, weakness of the body, loss of appetite and depression, it can also lead to internal bleeding, the appearance of blood in the stool or vomiting, shortness of breath.[١٤]

Kidney problems: such as polycystic kidney, which is a genetic disease, where there are small cysts on the kidneys since the birth of the cat, but they begin to grow gradually during the period of their life, which causes an enlargement in them, and may later lead to a disorder in kidney function, and it can be diagnosed through genetic tests or taking samples of urine and blood.[١٤]
Obesity: the British cat may become obese due to its laziness and lack of movement.[١٥]

Maintaining the health of the British cat

Here are the ways to care for a British cat: [١٦]

You can use a hairbrush weekly and remove dead hair.
He is advised to brush his teeth weekly, to reduce the incidence of gingivitis.
You have to trim his nails every 10-14 days.
Provide a spacious litter box for the cat.
We advise you to periodically visit the veterinarian to maintain his health.

Other information about British cats
Breeding of the British cat
Here is information about the breeding of the British cat: [١٧] [١٨]

British kittens begin to breed at the age of 12-16 weeks.
The average gestation period of this type of cat is about 65 days.
Newborn kittens begin to communicate with people at the age of 12 weeks.

The number of hours a British cat sleeps
This type of cat can sleep about 13-16 hours a day, so it is considered a lazy cat that prefers to stay inside the House

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