Facts about Japanese Bobtail Cats, "Scientific name for Japanese Bobtail Cat is Felis Catus". The Japanese Bobtail Cat is one of the oldest natural cat breeds, whose history is found in manuscripts and paintings dating a thousand years ago. "Japanese Bobtail Cat" originates from Japan where it is famously known as the cat of good luck. The Japanese Bobtail Cat is featured by conspicuous stylized angular lines and a chisel-shaped head. The Japanese Bobtail Cat has a bobbed tail characterized by curves and kinks creating a pom-pom effect just like the fingerprint. These bobtailed cats are rich in color and patterns.
With Japanese Bobtail Cat soft meows and chirps, the Japanese Bobtail Cat can communicate with anyone. Besides being loving and active, they are intelligent charming cats who like to play especially the fetch game. The Japanese Bobtail Cat are good at pouncing and often, they explore a lot when they aren’t playing. The Japanese Bobtail Cat are friendly to the children as well as to other pets.
Health And Care
The Japanese Bobtail Cat have varying incidences of health issues but the recessive gene responsible for the bobtail isn’t associated with any health problem. Depending on the type of Japanese Bobtail Cat you own, you can ask the veterinary officer specific diseases that may affect your breed and if there is any vaccination.
The short-haired Japanese Bobtail Cat and long-haired types can be easily groomed because of the little undercoat. The Japanese Bobtail Cat rarely have tangles but dead hair should be removed by brushing on a weekly basis. Its tail should be held gently since it’s usually rigid.
Daily dental hygiene is recommended as well as care of the ears and eyes. Keeping the Japanese Bobtail Cat indoors is also a good idea to prevent it from getting contagious diseases from other outdoor pets.
Size And Shape
The Japanese Bobtail Cat slender legs are longer in the rear but they can still support the muscular body. The Japanese Bobtail Cat have high cheekbones, large, upright ears and large oval slanting eyes.
Color And Coat
The Japanese Bobtail Cat are normally characterized by a tricolor calico pattern. Other colors commonly seen with Japanese Bobtails are a mix of black and white or red and white. Some may have the fancy tabby patterns while others may have the unique tortoiseshell solid patterns. Others have sepia-toned coats with bold and dramatic markings.
The Japanese Bobtail Cats have little undercoats but the long-haired Japanese Bobtail Cats have long fur on the belly, tail and upper hind legs. They also have a ruff around the neck and some tufts of fur around the ears and the nose.
Japanese 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. Japanese Bobtail Cats help control rodents like small rats and mice where the live homes, warehouse, ect. A female Japanese Bobtail Cat is called a "queen or molly", male Japanese Bobtail Cat is called a "tom" and the name "clowder" is called a group and young or baby cats are called kittens. A Domestic cats have an average weight around 8.7 to 11 pounds (3.9 to 5 kg). 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 Japanese 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 Japanese Bobtail 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.
Japanese Bobtail Cats can see at levels of light six time lower than a human, this is why cats can catch mice so easily at night. Japanese Bobtail 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 Japanese Bobtail 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 cat rubs against a person to not only to be affectionate but also to mark out its territory. A Japanese Bobtail Cat does not like water because its fur is not insulate it well when it gets wet. A 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 Japanese Bobtail Cats back is highly flexible because of its 53 loosely fitting vertebrae. The body of a Japanese Bobtail Cat has 230 bones. While a human body has 206. Compared to a humans who only have 34.
The average cat temperature of a cat is 101.5 °F. The Japanese Bobtail Cats heart beats at 110 to 140 a minute, That is almost twice as fast as a human heart. A Japanese 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.
A Japanese 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 Japanese Bobtail Cat can run at a top speed of about 30 mph (48.2 km) over a short distance.