Facts about Selkird Rex Cat, "Scientific name for Selkird Rex Cat is Felis Catus". Being mellow cats, "Selkirk Rex cat" love to be with people. The Selkird Rex Cat like to play with kids and adults. The Selkirk Rex cat are also very generous and cause no harm to people and other pets. The male Selkirk Rex cat becomes heavier than the female. While the male Selkirk Rex cat weighs 11 to 16 pounds (5 to 7.2 kg), the female grows up to 6 to 12 pounds (2.7 to 5.4 kg) only.
The Selkird Rex Cat is ideal for families with children, retired senior citizens, people who haven’t dealt with a Selkirk Rex cat before and single working personals with other pets.
Selkirk Rex cats can see at levels of light six time lower than a human, this is why Selkirk Rex cats can catch mice so easily at night. Selkirk Rex 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 Selkirk Rex cat can move their ears independently. A Selkirk Rex cats jaw can not move sideways, there for a cat can not chew large pieces of food. A Selkirk Rex 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 Selkirk Rex cat have a curly coat that come in both short and long varieties. Each hair of the coat has a curl added to it. The Selkirk Rex cat loves to have company, a child, adult, another dog or cat. The Selkirk Rex cat don’t scratch or destroy things at all. Although playful, the Selkirk Rex cats don’t make anything of their own; rather they get themselves involved in activities they have been trained in.
Selkirk Rex cat should not be groomed often. The Selkirk Rex cat are famous for their curly coats and brushing them frequently may relax the curls. Because of the Selkirk Rex cat social nature, they don’t keep well if they are left alone for a long time. The Selkirk Rex cat should be left with a neighbor or family friend with whom the cat should be familiar with. People believe, but Selkirk Rex cat is not hypoallergenic.
The body of the Selkirk Rex cat is muscular while the head appears to be a little broad and round. The Selkirk Rex cat breed is available in all colors and coat patterns. A Persian breeder, Jeri Newman has started the breed for the first time in Montana. It was bred from a curly haired local shelter kitten and a Persian breed. She kept on breeding with the shorthair group such as British, American and Exotic Shorthair cat to add a permanent curled hair to the bloodline. The Selkirk Rex cat Breed was accepted in 1992 by international cat breed recognition organizations.
Selkird Rex Cat Facts
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. Selkirk Rex cats on average sleep 13 to 14 hours a day and when they are awake, the spend a lot of time licking themselves to keep themselves clean. Selkirk Rex cats help control rodents like small rats and mice where the live homes, warehouse, ect. 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 cats are called kittens.
Selkirk Rex cats have very sharp hearing and their sense of smell is fantastic. Selkirk Rex cats average life span is around 12 to 15 years. The reason why Selkirk Rex 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 Selkirk Rex 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.
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 Selkirk Rex 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 Selkirk Rex cat can run at a top speed of about 30 mph (48.2 km) over a short distance. A Selkirk Rex cat rubs against a person to not only to be affectionate but also to mark out its territory.
A Selkirk Rex cat does not like water because its fur is not insulate it well when it gets wet. A Selkirk Rex cat averages about 12 whiskers on both side of its face. The average Selkirk Rex cat temperature of a cat is 101.5 °F.
The Selkirk Rex cats heart beats at 110 to 140 a minute, That is almost twice as fast as a human heart.
A Selkirk Rex cats has 30 teeth while a kittens has about 26 teeth that they will lose at about 6 months of age. A Selkirk Rex cat has the ability to jump up to six times its length. The fear of cats "Ailurophobia".