The Bombay cat breed is an even-tempered, yet, lively cat.
This feline is affectionate and does well in small apartments. Let’s find out more about this beautiful black cat.
Bombay Cat Breed Profile
Bombay Cat Breed Information
Country of Origin: United States
Size: Medium to large
Male: 8 to 11 pounds
Female: 6 to 9 pounds
The tendency to shed: Low
Grooming needs: Low
Colors: Bombays have a deep black coat, but sometimes a litter produces a sable-colored kitten.
Eye color: Coopper, gold
Lifespan: 9 to 13 years
Attention Needs: Moderate
Bombay Cat Breed Characteristics
- Climber and jumper (Bombay needs cat trees and perches)
- The Tendency to gain weight
- Affectionate toward its owners
About the Bombay cat breed
A breeder from Louisville, Kentucky, developed de breed in 1958. She wanted to create a breed of cat similar to a miniature black panther. The cat fancier association recognized and registered the cat in 1979.
- Bombay cats are social and fearless. They like to be with their families and seek attention.
- This breed is suitable for children.
- Bombays are smart and learn quickly.
- To keep them entertained, they require interactive toys.
- They are vocal cats and cry and meow more than other cats.
- Bombay cats need high-quality cat food to maintain their healthy weight.
- Dry food reduces tartar on teeth, and wet food encourages water intake.
Curious Facts about Bombay Cat
- Bombay is the name of black cats.
- Black Mamba is another way to call Bombay cats.
- Another nickname for Bombay cats is mini-panther.
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