Australian Bombay Cat - Breed Profile
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- These beautiful black cats were created by crossing a Burmese with a
Black British or American Short-Hair. Once the dominant black colour is
present breeders only out cross to Burmese to get body type and a tight
close lying coat. A distinctive feature of the Bombay is their large copper
(gold) eyes. European Bombay's. The Bombay is often called the 'Mini
Panther'. We love to watch our Bombay's slink around the house just like the
beautiful Black Panthers in the wild. The Bombay is a purr-sonality plus
cat, just like the Burmese. They are full of energy yet at the same time
highly affectionate. They are intelligent, actively seek interaction with
humans and love to play games. Many retrieve and do tricks. Some have been
successfully leash-trained. Like Burmese, Bombay's are heat-seekers, and
often like to sleep under the bedcovers. Bombay's have a voice that is
distinctive, but not as loud or harsh as the Siamese voice. Some individuals
are quite talkative, but others rarely vocalize.
Colors and Coats Types Available - Black, chocolate and blue variants
Grooming and Care - A weekly brushing is all that is
need to keep the Bombay coat in pristine condition.
Suitable Environment - Apartment or house dwelling suitable, kept inside
and not allowed to roam will keep your Bombay safe and healthy.
Personality Traits - Playful, energetic, curious,
lap cat, loves human companionship, will follow you everywhere and want to
be a part of the family. Heat seekers, will sleep under the blankets if
There are two types of Bombay's, the American (who can have
inherited health problems know as "Craniofacial Defect"). This disorder
affects the development of the skull in the fetus and results in newborns
with this disorder being euthanized at birth. The "Australian Bombay" however
has no such hereditary problems and are very healthy robust Cats.
Australian Bombay Cat Breeders
Australian Bombay Description
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