Facts about American Curl Cats, "Scientific name for American Curl Cat is Felis Catus". The American Curl is one of the America's native and youngest cat breeds. The American Curl Cat are medium-sized cats with unique ears that curl out in an arc. The American Curl Cat must have derived its name from its graceful curly ears, which normally gives it a perky expression that is naturally amusing. American Curl Cats history is traced back to the black Shulamith kitten which had backwardly curled ears and long, silky hair.
Appearance, Color And Size
The American Curl Cat have opulent plumed tails that resemble boa, a luxurious Ostrich’s feather. The American Curl Cat head adornments are superb not only because of the curly ears but also because of their straight-looking eyes. Also, the American Curl Cat have distinct whisker pads and substantial muzzle.
The American Curl Cats are medium size and weigh between 5 and 10 pounds.
The American Curl Cat possess a silky coat which can be of any color comprising exotic shades such as silver patched tabby, tortoiseshell smoke and the lilac lynx point
This kitty is gentle and friendly especially to children. Also, the American Curl Cat isn’t such a talkative cat but he is curious and active not to mention intelligence. This short-haired Native American Curl Cat likes where there are people and often, he will greet you with a head pump when you arrive home.
Young and both female and male adult American Curl Cats are equally active and that is why sometimes they are called “Peter Pans”. The American Curl Cat are playful and they can even open doorknobs at times.
Health And Diet
Mixed-breed and pedigreed American Curl Cats have genetic health problems. Some breeds have narrow ear canals, which encourage infections caused by accumulation of wax. Nevertheless, the American Curl Cat can be healthy cats all year round if they are vaccinated and given the correct food. Their diet should not involve much of the carbohydrates but should rather include more of proteins.
You may have to brush the hair of the American Curl Cat breed on a weekly basis as they have little undercoat. Also, you must brush the American Curl Cat teeth regularly to prevent periodontal disease and trim the nails every month. Ensure that the eyes are clean by wiping them with a damp soft cloth and don’t forget to remove the wax in the ears every week. Allow the American Curl Cat to live indoors most of the times to prevent contracting diseases since it’s quite a vulnerable breed.
American Curl 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 Curl Cats help control rodents like small rats and mice where the live homes, warehouse, ect. A female American Curl Cat is called a "queen or molly", male American Curl Cat is called a "tom" and the name "clowder" is called a group and young or baby cats are called kittens. American Curl Cats have very sharp hearing and their sense of smell is fantastic. Cats average life span is around 12 to 15 years. The reason why American Curl 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 Curl Cat can fit through a hole the same size as its head and they use their whiskers to determan if they can fit through the space.
American Curl Cats can see at levels of light six time lower than a human, this is why cats can catch mice so easily at night. American Curl Cats outer ear uses 32 muscles to control it, and a human has only 6 muscles in its ear and a cat can move its ears 180 degrees. A American Curl Cat can move their ears independently.
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 Curl 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 Curl Cat can run at a top speed of about 30 mph (48.2 km) over a short distance. A American Curl Cat rubs against a person to not only to be affectionate but also to mark out its territory. A American Curl Cat does not like water because its fur is not insulate it well when it gets wet.
A American Curl Cat averages about 12 whiskers on both side of its face. A cats jaw can not move sideways, there for a cat can not chew large pieces of food. A cats back is highly flexible because of its 53 loosely fitting vertebrae. The body of a cat has 230 bones. While a human body has 206. Compared to a humans who only have 34. The average cat temperature of a American Curl Cat is 101.5 °F. The American Curl Cats heart beats at 110 to 140 a minute, That is almost twice as fast as a human heart. A American Curl 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. The fear of cats "Ailurophobia".