Facts about Munchkin Cats, "Scientific name for Munchkin Cat is Felis Catus". The Munchkin Cat cannot actually be described as a regular cat because of its short legs. At first glance, the Munchkin Cat can either hate or love someone or other pets. The Munchkin Cat is an energetic breed that has good speed and agility. The way Munchkin Cats look provokes a reaction because of their extremely short legs. The short legs are due to mutation but just like other animals such as raccoons and squirrels, the mutation was an adaptive feature to enable them escape their predators. The Munchkin Cat are just similar to other cats only that they have exceptional speed and cornering skills because of their short sturdy legs.
The Munchkin Cat are good in playing the fetch game because of their enormous speed and stamina. The Munchkin Cat is a sociable cat and loves the company of children and other pets and they would like to play with them if possible. The Munchkin Cats who like to explore due to their extreme curiosity. The Munchkin Cat are proficient hunters who borrow and demand what is rightfully theirs with their low chirps. Despite the controversy surrounding them, the Munchkin Cat can do actually what an ordinary cat can do.
Coat And Color
The Munchkin Cat is a beautiful cat having a double coat covered by a veritable painter’s pallet of patterns and colors. The colors of the Munchkin Cat have been actually introduced artificially as the scientists try to maintain the cat’s genetic diversity. The short-haired Munchkin Cats have a medium-plush coat while the long-haired versions have silky, semi-long all-weather coat.
Body, Shape And Weight
Munchkin Cats are small to medium sized cats. An adult Munchkin Cat weights between 5 to 9 pounds (2.2 to 4 kg) and they are shaped like a normal cat despite of their short legs. Fortunately, the Munchkin Cat legs don’t result into spinal problems as observed in dogs with the same kind of mutation.
Health And Care
The Munchkin Cats require minimal daily care because of their thin hair. To prevent matting, the long-haired Munchkin Cat breed requires daily grooming. The Munchkin Cat are generally healthy cats but you can inquire from the veterinarian the if your cat becomes sick. Remember to check your Munchkin Cats ears, eyes and teeth for proper hygiene. The Munchkin Cat lives up to 14 years unlike other cats which live up to their 20s.
Some Facts about cats
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. A female cat is called a "queen or molly", male cat is called a "tom" and the name "clowder" is called a group and young or baby Munchkin Cats are called kittens. Munchkin Cats have very sharp hearing and their sense of smell is fantastic. Munchkin Cats average life span is around 12 to 15 years. The reason why Munchkin 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 cat can fit through a hole the same size as its head and they use their whiskers to determine if they can fit through the space.
A Munchkin Cats has 30 teeth while a kittens has about 26 teeth that they will lose at about 6 months of age. Munchkin Cats can see at levels of light six time lower than a human, this is why cats can catch mice so easily at night. Munchkin 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 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 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 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 Cat does not like water because its fur is not insulate it well when it gets wet.
A Munchkin 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 Munchkin 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 Munchkin Cat temperature of a cat is 101.5 °F. The Munchkin Cats heart beats at 110 to 140 a minute, That is almost twice as fast as a human heart.
Munchkin 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. Munchkin Cats help control rodents like small rats and mice where the live homes, warehouse, ect.