Ceylon Cat:Cat Breed Profile

Ceylon Cat

The Ceylon Cat is still an unknown breed. It’s originally from Sri Lanka, a country where It’s primarily used for hunting. Lively thanks to Its slender and muscular body, the Ceylon is tamed very easily. Although independent in nature, It becomes tender, affectionate, and very gentle for a family who will be happy in Its company.

With a playful temperament, It will enjoy spending time with children. It’s very sociable, especially with other animals of which It’s not afraid. In addition, It appreciates the caresses and hugs of Its owner. It needs a certain space to spend Itself and thus be fulfilled.

History of the breed

Although originally from Sri Lanka, the Ceylon cat holds some characteristics of Felis chaus, a cat from ancient Egypt. The breed was first discovered in the early 1980s in Sri Lanka. The breed has been able to develop with crosses of local cats and those which arrived on the coasts of the Indian Ocean thanks to the boats.

The Ceylon cat arrived in Europe in 1982. Its breed was registered by the International Commission of the International Feline Federation in 1989. It is still relatively unknown in Europe and the United States.

Physical features

  • Its body: It’s very slender with a fairly fine frame. Its particular gait comes from its hind legs, which are longer than the front ones.
    Its coat: Its coat is soft, silky, and rather short.
  •  Its color: Ceylon, originally, has an ash color (manila) with a black ticking. Its reflections reveal colors of cinnamon or apricot. Several other colors such as red, blue and cream are tolerated.
  •  Its head: The Ceylon has round cheeks and a particular design on his forehead. Its large mustache also makes it possible to recognize It.
  • Its eyes: They are almond-shaped at the top and round at the bottom. Their colors vary from yellow to green.
  • Its ears: They are large and covered at their base.
  • Its tail: A relatively short tail, wide at the base, and tapering gradually to end in a rounded tip.

Behavior With Others

With a proud temperament, the Ceylon cat knows how to be gentle and caring with its owner.  It’s very intelligent, lively, and athletic. It must have sufficient space to exercise and avoid getting stuck.

In addition, this cat is particularly cheerful, sociable, whether with other animals or with children, with whom It has fun without flinching.

It asks that we take care of It and It makes It feel good, whether by Its regular presence without being untimely and Its few moments of cuddling always appreciable.

Living Conditions

The Ceylon Cat requires to have a certain space so that it can work out and eliminate its calories. Originally, it is a hunter cat. It is therefore not trivial if, in the garden, It goes hunting for rodents or birds. If living in an apartment, accessories such as a cat tree are mandatory.

Health & Maintenance

Due to its Sri Lankan origin, the Ceylon cat does not experience any major or hereditary pathology. Like all cats, it should be vaccinated against common diseases: rabies, typhus, leukosis and coryza.

Hypoallergenic Breed: No

The life expectancy of a Ceylon is between 14 and 16 years

It’s a short-haired cat. Ceylon therefore does not need a daily brushing session. One per week is sufficient unless it tends to lose too much hair.

In addition to Its weekly or daily brushing, as desired, attention should be paid to Its ears and eyes. Regular washing should be done to avoid infection. Approach a veterinarian to learn the right actions and thus avoid hurting your protection.

The coconut pulp is Its little pleasure, Its treat Do not hesitate to give it regularly. In nature, it does not feed exclusively on animals. It must therefore benefit from food rich in protein and balanced, based on high-end croquettes.

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About Amanda

Passionate about animals, Amanda draws her expertise from her training as an educator, pet behaviorist as well as her extensive experience with animal owners. A specialist in dog and cat behavior, Amanda continues to learn about our four-legged companions by studying veterinary reference books but also university research sites (UCD, Utrecht, Cambridge, Cornell, etc..)

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