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The Bombay Cat is renowned for its exceptionally affectionate temperament. These cats thrive on human interaction and often seek out attention. They can be quite vocal, possessing a soft and melodic voice. Intelligent and playful, Bombays are often described as “dog-like” due to their penchant for following their owners around and their aptitude for fetch and other interactive games.

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The Bombay Cat is renowned for its exceptionally affectionate temperament. These cats thrive on human interaction and often seek out attention. They can be quite vocal, possessing a soft and melodic voice. Intelligent and playful, Bombays are often described as “dog-like” due to their penchant for following their owners around and their aptitude for fetch and other interactive games.

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The Ultimate Bombay Cat Guide

About Bombay Cat

Bombay Cats, with their gleaming black fur, captivating golden eyes, and affectionate nature, have been stealing the hearts of cat enthusiasts around the world. 

Lifespan

Lifespan

12 to 16 years

Weight

Weight

4 to 7 kg

Height

Height

25 to 30 cm

Grooming

Grooming

While the Bombay Cat’s coat is relatively low maintenance, regular grooming sessions foster bonding and keep your cat looking sleek.

Origins

Bombay Cats were developed in the 1950s in the USA. The breed’s originator, Nikki Horner from Louisville, Kentucky, aimed to produce a domestic cat that resembled a wild black panther. The breed is a cross between the Burmese and the American Shorthair. By the 1970s, the breed was officially recognized by major cat registries.

Key Characteristics Of Bombay Cats

Are Bombay Cats Family-Friendly?

Yes. Bombays are ideal for families. Their sociable and gentle nature means they get along well with children and other pets. Their patience and playful demeanour make them a favourite among households.

Common Health Issues & Considerations

Bombay Cats may suffer from:

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Craniofacial Defects

Breathing Problems

Nature / Temperament

Affectionate, Energetic, Intelligent, Social, Playful

Suitable Environment

Bombays adapt well to apartment living. They are indoor cats and should not be left outdoors unattended due to their lack of street smarts and the risks posed by outdoor elements.

Other Considerations

  • Their coat appears black but can sometimes have a hint of rust in sunlight.
  • Bombay kittens are often born with a slight tabby marking that usually disappears as they mature.
  • They are known for their “purring machine” characteristic, often purring loudly when content.

How can I take good care of my Bombay Cat?

Nutrition

Opt for high-quality commercial cat food that lists meat as the primary ingredient. If you’re interested in homemade diets, always consult with a veterinarian or a pet nutritionist to ensure your Bombay Cat gets all the required nutrients. Ensure fresh water is available at all times. Some Bombays prefer running water, so consider getting a cat water fountain to encourage hydration.

Grooming

A weekly brush for your Bombay Cat with a soft-bristle brush will help remove loose hairs and reduce the risk of hairballs.

Exercise

Physical activity is a crucial component in preventing obesity and ensuring mental stimulation. Toys that mimic the movement of prey, like feather wands or automated toys, can keep a Bombay engaged for hours.

Training

Bombays respond best to positive reinforcement techniques. Reward good behaviour with treats or affection. Expose them to different environments, people, and other pets from a young age to develop a well-rounded and confident cat.

 

This is general information and should not be relied on for adopting or purchasing advice.

Most Asked Bombay Cat Questions

Yes, Bombay Cats are known to be quite chatty, communicating with their owners through soft meows and purrs.

Generally, they fare well with dogs, especially if introduced at a young age. Ensure that the dog is well-trained and has a low prey drive, and they can get along just fine. 

Finding a reputable Bombay Cat breeder is the key to getting a healthy, well-behaved Bombay Cat kitten. An Bombay Cat kitten for sale from an ethical breeder has a much better chance of growing into a calm, gentle adult cat. The average cost of a Bombay Cat for sale is usually around AUD $700 to $2000. 

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