Facts about Chartreux Cats, "Scientific name for Chartreux Cat is Felis Catus". The "Chartreux Cat" is a domestic cat breed whose origin can be traced to France. The Chartreux Cat is similar in form and structure to the British Short-hair. Chartreux Cat is considerably large and muscular with fine-boned limbs and extremely fast reflexes. The reason why Chartreux 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 Chartreux 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.
The Chartreux Cat coats are water resistant and blue in color giving them a slightly nappy texture. The Chartreux Cat breed is recognized by a number of registries throughout the world. The GCCF in the United Kingdom does not recognize the Chartreux because of its resemblance to the British Short-hair.
The eyes of the Chartreux Cat breed are orange or copper colored. Chartreux Cat is relatively huge compared to the other breeds. Chartreux Cats head is structured with a tampered muzzle that makes them look as if they are smiling. The Chartreux Cat are great hunters and preferred by farmers.
In the French cat naming system, every first letter of every pedigree denotes the year of birth. For cats that are born in the same year, they have official names that begin with the same letter. Every year, the code letters rotate through the entire alphabet. If a Chartreux Cat was born in the year 2011, it would have a name beginning with the letter G.
Compared to other cats, the Chartreux Cat are relatively quiet and rarely make noise. Whenever you hear the Chartreux Cat mew and cry, there must be something that Chartreux Cat is threatening or causing excitement. The are intelligent in their own capacity and are great observers. The Chartreux Cats learning cycle is very short and some of them can operate the on and off buttons of a radio while others can open the latches of screen doors.
The Chartreux Cat usually take around 2 years to attain adulthood. All through to their adult age, Chartreux Cat are known to be playful. Just like a dog, these cats can be trained to do a number of things around the house including fetching of objects. The Chartreux Cat mingle well with children and live in harmony with other animals. They love travelling and bonding with their owners. A Chartreux Cats has 30 teeth while a kittens has about 26 teeth that they will lose at about 6 months of age. A Chartreux Cat has the ability to jump up to six times its length.
There are over 500 million domestic cats in the world and 88 million in the United States Approximately 40,000 people are bitten by cats in the U.S. annually. Chartreux 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. Chartreux Cats help control rodents like small rats and mice where the live homes, warehouse, ect. A female Chartreux Cat is called a "queen or molly", male Chartreux Cat is called a "tom" and the name "clowder" is called a group and young or baby cats are called kittens. Chartreux Cats have very sharp hearing and their sense of smell is fantastic. Chartreux Cats average life span is around 12 to 15 years. Cats can see at levels of light six time lower than a human, this is why cats can catch mice so easily at night. Chartreux 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 Chartreux Catt 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 Chartreux 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 Chartreux Cat has to back down. A Chartreux Cat can run at a top speed of about 30 mph (48.2 km) over a short distance. A Chartreux Cat rubs against a person to not only to be affectionate but also to mark out its territory. A Chartreux Cat averages about 12 whiskers on both side of its face. A Chartreux Cats jaw can not move sideways, there for a cat can not chew large pieces of food. A Chartreux Cats back is highly flexible because of its 53 loosely fitting vertebrae. The body of a Chartreux Cat has 230 bones. While a human body has 206. Compared to a humans who only have 34. The average Chartreux Cat temperature is 101.5 °F. The Chartreux Cats heart beats at 110 to 140 a minute, That is almost twice as fast as a human heart.