Bombay Cat Breed Profile

 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 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 profile

Bombay Cat Breed Characteristics

  • Active
  • Curious
  • Affectionate
  • 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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