Facts about American Bobtail Cats, "Scientific name for cat is Felis Catus". The "American Bobtail cat", which must have derived its name from its “bobbed” tail, is a medium-to-large muscular, solid and luxurious cat. The American Bobtail Cat has strong bones and its size complements the torso showing the American Bobtail Cats powerful muscles. American Bobtail Cat has a broad wedge-shaped head, with a distinct brow over the large almond-shaped eyes. Cats can see at levels of light six time lower than a human, this is why cats can catch mice so easily at night.
The cheeks, chin and the jaw are fully developed and American Bobtail Cat looks generally resembles that of the unpopular wild bobcat. American Bobtail Cat takes about two years for the cat to reach maturity. The American Bobtail Cat has a hunting gaze, because of the wide oval eyes which are deeply set in the face. This American Bobtail Cat has pricked tufted ears with rounded tips. American Bobtail Cats outer ear uses 32 muscles to control it, and a human has only 6 muscles in its ear and a American Bobtail Cat can move its ears 180 degrees. A American Bobtail Cat can move their ears independently.
Types of The American Bobtail Cat
There are two distinct breeds: the long-haired and the short-haired American Bobtail Cat. The former has slightly shaggy and medium length fur. American Bobtail Cats also has a dense double coat with the tail and ruff having the longest hair.
The shorthair American Bobtail Cat breed has semi-dense double coat which is marked by a hard top coat and a soft undercoat. Generally, both of the American Bobtail Cat breeds have harsh and shaggy hair. The American Bobtail Cats feature quite variety of solid colors (cream, red, black, white, blue, cinnamon, lavender and chocolate) and tabby patterns (mackerel tabby, spotted tabby, patched tabby, classic tabby and ticked tabby).
Its Ideal Home
The American Bobtail Cat can stay comfortably in indoor and outdoor environments. American Bobtail Cat is child friendly but care should be taken not to be handled roughly. The American Bobtail Cat can stay peacefully and can even play with other home pets.
Care and Health
The longhair American Bobtail Cat breed requires more attention when it comes to grooming than the short-hair breed. One must brush the hair of the longhair American Bobtail Cat daily while a weekly basis may do for the short-hair breed.
The American Bobtail Cat is a strong cat which doesn’t have any hereditary form of pet diseases. However, make sure that you vaccinate your cat as required by the veterinarian.
American Bobtail Cat should be fed with nutritious well-balanced food. Ensure that you also give your cat sufficient water to drink. The average weight of an American Bobtail Cat is about 17.5 pounds (8kg). American Bobtail Cats on average sleep 13 to 14 hours a day and when they are awake, the spend a lot of time liking themselves to keep themselves clean. American Bobtail Cats help control rodents like small rats and mice where the live homes, warehouse, ect. A female American Bobtail Cat is called a "queen or molly", male American Bobtail Cat is called a "tom" and the name "clowder" is called a group and young or baby cats are called kittens. American Bobtail Cats have very sharp hearing and their sense of smell is fantastic.
American Bobtail Cats average life span is around 12 to 15 years. The reason why American Bobtail Cats can squeeze through very small spaces is that they have no collarbone and free-floating clavicle bones that their shoulders are attach to their forelimbs, that's why a American Bobtail Cat can fit through a hole the same size as its head and the American Bobtail Cat use their whiskers to determan if they can fit through the space.
The fear of cats "Ailurophobia". The cat's hairball is called a "bezoar" (meaning a concretion or calculus found in the intestines or stomach of certain animals, in particular ruminants, formerly alleged to be an effective cure for poison). A American Bobtail Cat can climb up a tree well but can not climb head first down a tree, because all the claws on a cat’s paw points the same direction, to get down from a tree, a cat has to back down. A American Bobtail Cat can run at a top speed of about 30 mph (48.2 km) over a short distance. A cat rubs against a person to not only to be affectionate but also to mark out its territory. A American Bobtail Cat does not like water because its fur is not insulate it well when it gets wet.
A American Bobtail Cat averages about 12 whiskers on both side of its face. A American Bobtail Cats jaw can not move sideways, there for a cat can not chew large pieces of food. A American Bobtail Cats back is highly flexible because of its 53 loosely fitting vertebrae. The body of a American Bobtail Cat has 230 bones. While a human body has 206. Compared to a humans who only have 34. The average American Bobtail Cat temperature of a cat is 101.5 °F. The cats heart beats at 110 to 140 a minute, That is almost twice as fast as a human heart. A American Bobtail Cats has 30 teeth while a kittens has about 26 teeth that they will lose at about 6 months of age. A cat has the ability to jump up to six times its length.