- Aug 30, 2018
- Sep 21, 2019
These tender and devoted animals become the true loyal friends for the person. The well-known Mekong bobtails differ from other cats in strong affection for the owner. The breed is very friendly and sociable and also is known for the non-standard appearance and unusual habits. Besides such cats do not demand special conditions of keeping that also increases their popularity.
Bobtails long time were considered as sacred and their export from ancient Siam was forbidden. Animals got to other countries only as gifts to notable persons. Today these cats win the increasing popularity around the world.
According to legends representatives of this breed lived in palaces of ancient Siam. They were especially appreciated devotion, bravery, intelligence and wisdom. These cats protected temples and accompanied princesses. And the most notable persons stored the precious jewelry on the bent and short tails of these animals.
The first documentary records about bobtails appeared at the end of the 10th century, and in 1865 they were described in the book by Charles Darwin. One of kings of Siam presented 200 such cats to the Russian emperor Nicholas II . So, the first ancestors of this look appeared in Russia.
About a century the Mekong bobtails formed standards of new breed. For the first time they were registered in Russia in 1994. Changes included in the standard in 1998, and formalized a name only in 2004.
Representatives of this breed have quite unusual and bright appearance. Bobtails are averages by the size of a cat which differ in compactness. Weight usually does not exceed 5 kilograms. Their constitution harmonious, but brawny.
carry the following description of breed To standards:
Mekong they are very similar to dogs and these habits and are famous. Such pets quickly enough get used to a lead and very much love walks with the owner. To owners this breed shows improbable devotion and fidelity. They are ready to follow the person anywhere therefore they are liked to be taken with themselves in travel. As protection such animals will bite rather, than will scratch that too proves their similarity to dogs.
Bobtails very clever and quite inventive. They adore the companies and consider partners of all: from children to small rodents. These cats like "to help" with different household chores and to follow everywhere the owner. And also they adore "talking" and can change a voice timbre. Range of sounds varies from growl before miaow.
At representatives of this breed the intuition is well developed. They feel people with bad intentions or situations which threaten with troubles. If any person was not pleasant to them, they in every way will try not to let in him the house.
Still their similarity to dogs consists in the following:
These animals well coexist in couple, but the female predominates always. With age cats become quieter. Both parents tremblingly look after newborn kittens.
In spite of the fact that bobtails like to go on a lead, they prefer to sit on a shoulder or even in a backpack. Well are able to jump and can clear with ease the bar in one and a half meters.
Mekong also are well-known for the longevity . Average life expectancy makes about 25 years. Puberty occurs early enough and they can bring posterity up to an old age.
At timely vaccination representatives of this breed keep good health. An important role in it is played by healthy nutrition and leaving. Bobtails do not love drafts. On cold their wool loses contrast and begins to darken.
These cats are also known that they do not demand special and difficult leaving. It is necessary to examine eyes and ears only regularly. It is enough to wipe of them with a damp wadded disk once a week. It is necessary to accustom to toothbrushing of kittens since the childhood, then adult cats will quietly suffer this procedure. It is necessary to examine a mouth regularly.
Hair of these animals does not cause owners problems too. It dense and short therefore is enough to comb out of it every two weeks . Claws on back extremities need to be cut periodically.
The Mekong bobtails are unpretentious in food. They can give both a ready-made dry feed, and natural products. When choosing a purchased forage it is necessary to give preference to premium class grades. At house food the diet has to consist of cereals, fermented milk products, meat, fish and a vitamin and mineral complex. Available always there has to be an access to clear water. This animal it is very important that pans always were clean.
The Mekong cats are really unique and their popularity among fans of animals is quite deserved.