16 rare species of cats
16 rare species of cats
In our world today, there are more and more felines showing up as we speak. Some common ones can be seen in most homes or on the street. But some cat breeds are considered rare and only a few people can keep them as pets. Not because they’re wild animals or anything, but because they’re hard to catch at your local pet store. Let’s meet 16 of the rarest cat species in the world!
So those are the rarest cat breeds! Have you seen one in person? Well, you may have heard of some, but due to their rarity, these cats can be difficult to spot or even pet. Now that you know them, you may bump into them (depending on your luck), prepare to be amazed and mesmerized by their beauty!
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1. Turkish Angora
As this cat’s breed suggests, the Turkish Angora traces its roots to Turkey. An Angora is any breed of long-haired cat, goat, or rabbit. In Turkey, the Turk (affectionately known by some as the Turkish Angora) is considered one of its national treasures. So now we understand why this cat is considered rare.
The Turkish Angora is very majestic in many ways. His fur, bone structure, eyes, and even his attitude exude royalty. That doesn’t mean they are snobs and pampered creatures; they are actually quite sweet and friendly.
It can easily adapt to any environment. Kids love them, dogs love playing with them, and humans (even if they don’t know each other) love their company.
2. Korat Cat
Korat was first discovered at Ampur Pimai. Later it was called Korat because Ampur Pimai is located in Korat province.
The Korat is unique in that its fur is uniquely glazed, giving it the appearance of having a halo or sheen all over its body. The color is said to be silvery blue, a combination that makes for its shiny coat.
The Korat people also have excellent senses: hearing, sight, and smell, all top-notch. Korat loves to play, but is quick to snuggle with a human companion, which is why he was also part of our 15 Friendliest Felines Countdown post.
3. Exotic Short Hair
Exotic shorthair cats originated from the Persian and American shorthair cats. This mix not only brought the Exotic Shorthair into the world, but also brought the perfect combination of friendliness and fun!
But you know, as much fun as it is, you don’t have to worry about fur everywhere. Exotic shorthairs are one of those cats that shed less hair. (Read: 25 Low, No-Shed CATS) They shed very little, making them easy to handle and maintain.
4. Scottish fold
Scottish Fold cats first appeared on a farm in Scotland. His special feature is his ears. A Scottish cat often looks like an owl, elf, or teddy bear because of how its ears fold: forward and down on the head.
There are two types of Scottish cats: straight-eared and fold-eared. Scottish kittens are usually born with straight ears, and after a few weeks, they start to fold (or don’t fold at all).
5. Singapore cat
Here is another cat from the Asian region – the Singapore cat. The Singapura, Singapore in Malay, is a very outgoing cat. He likes to explore and is very curious about his surroundings.
You will rarely see a Singapore cat lying down, most of the time you will see it moving, playing, running, jumping. But Singapore also knows its borders and limits. Despite this playful character, this attitude is by no means destructive.
6. Tokyo Cats
Like the Korat, the Tonkinese can be found in the book Seventeen Lucky Cats in Thailand. The Tonkinese is a very social cat: he has no problem being introduced to a new cat (or even a dog), a new home, or a new person other than his human companion.
Tonkinese, like most cats, also like to be active at all times. The game is never a dull moment for the Tonkines. He or she will always find new ways to enjoy any cat toy you give him or her.
7. Short hair color point
The origin of the colorpoint shorthair cat dates back to England. Its short-haired characteristics set it apart from most cats in that it doesn’t shed as much. If you’re not researching cat rarity and want a cat that at least sheds (or doesn’t shed at all).
If you enjoy a busy lifestyle, there are many things to love about the Colorpoint Shorthair; then the Colorpoint Shorthair will love having you around!
8. Manx cat
The Manx cat amazes everyone who sees it because the Manx cat does not have a tail! What about the claim that a cat’s tail is responsible for his balance?
Well, apparently the Isle of Man has another bodily function to make up for it!
In fact, there is an interesting story behind the lost tail on the Isle of Man. It seems that the Isle of Man cat lost its tail because of Noah. Noah accidentally closes the door to the ark just as he is about to close it, before the Manx can jump out! As a result, his tail fell out of the ark!
9. Siberian cat
Breeding a Siberian cat can finally fulfill the dream of all allergy sufferers! Feline saliva lacks a certain protein that is said to be responsible for allergies (sneezing and itchy eyes) in most people. Still, if you are allergic to cat fur, then maybe you should go further and find another cat.
Still, Siberian cats make excellent companions. He is affectionate and loves to play. Siberian cats have a good personality and are very patient with children!
10. Japanese Bobtail
Would you like to see Hello Kitty in real life? Well, the Japanese Bobtail has your back! It is the inspiration for the world famous character Hello Kitty! You will love having this cat as part of your family because of the amazing personality of him – loving, caring, playful and very gentle.
11. British shorthair
The British Shorthair looks a lot like a teddy bear because of its fluffy fur and big round eyes! Getting along with the British Shorthair is easy. Regardless of the environment, the British Shorthair adapts easily, you will hardly have any problems.
12. Kurilian Bobtail
Here’s another Bobtail: Kurilian Bobtail. This is a very common cat breed in Russia. The Kurilian Bobtail is said to be a very good hunter. As such, you can expect it to protect your home from pests that can thrive in nooks and crannies, such as mice.
13. Chartreuse Cat
The Chatelet is a very sensitive cat. This does not mean that he is in a bad mood, but rather sensitive in some way, and will respect your personal space.
They are very resourceful and intelligent: they love to participate in games that stimulate their imagination and mind. Just respect Chartreux’s personal space like he does you and you’ll be fine!
14. sphinx cat
Despite its name, the sphinx did not originate from Egypt, it actually originated from Canada.
The Sphynx has a very different appearance compared to most cats. It looks like a shaved cat, but in fact, it is natural for sphinxes.
15. Devon Rex Cat
The appearance of the Davon Rex is also very different from its species: large ears and very large eyes.
They are playful cats who are very curious about everything and everyone around them. Maybe that’s why they’re causing trouble.
16. Egyptian Mau
Now those are the cats that originated in Egypt! He holds the title of the fastest domesticated cat known to man.
The Egyptians held these cats in such high esteem that they were often sent away with the dead and mummified as well.
17. Norwegian Forest Cat
If you’re looking for a loyal cat, look no further than the Norwegian Forest Cat! It’s really hard, but tender.
Read our post on the largest breeds of domestic cats. There are some big cats that will surprise you!
Remember that all the data presented here is just a compilation of information from the internet, be careful when using it. Always consult an expert before making a decision about the health of your pets.