Javanese Cat: appearance, character, care, breeding

Javanese Cat appearance, character, care, breeding
Javanese Cat: appearance, character, care, breeding

Just as the Siamese has a long-haired brother in the Balinese, the Oriental has, in the Javanese cat , also called Oriental long-haired (or Mandarin), a close relative with some differences despite a fundamental resemblance. 

This difference is mainly due to its slightly longer fur which, slightly masking its contours, makes it appear (but this is just an appearance) less tubular and more robust.

The history, origins and morphological and character characteristics of the Javanese are identical to those of the Shorthaired Oriental, with one exception which is of course the length of its coat. 

This one is not really long, but rather mid-length, silky and adherent to the body; its texture is fine and the undercoat quite rare, almost non-existent. The fur is shorter on the shoulders and on the head, while the tail resembles a very long feather. 

The colors of the dress of the Javanese are the same as those of the Oriental.

The character of the Javanese Cat

This cat is sure to indulge in the petting and attention its humans give them. 

Like its short-haired brother, the Javanese loves lively periods of play and will undoubtedly ask for more!

Tranquility sets in then immediately flies away! This cat is not known to be calm. It recovers quickly, between periods of activity, and quickly finds another interesting occupation.

There is no doubt, this feline is very intelligent. It will undoubtedly impress you with his cunning and ingenuity.

Fearful / Suspicious of Strangers: Introducing the
Javanese to many people at a young age is essential in order to give them the chance to get used to strangers and not fear them.

So there, this word is not part of the vocabulary used to describe this breed. It is said to be in constant search of attention from his humans. If you want a glue pot cat, this breed is for you!

Behavior of the Javanese Cat

If you have a hard time tolerating meows, you might quickly need earplugs with this talkative cat! Definitely, it has things to say and will not hesitate to tell you about his day back from work.

Greedy / glutton:
Because it moves a lot, this tomcat quickly spends his energy. Care must be taken to provide them with quality food and adequate portions according to its weight to prevent them from becoming gluttonous.

Need for exercise:
Exercise should be an integral part of one’s daily life. It will be more than happy to have you as a playmate!

Prevention is essential. As with all very active breeds, the risk of running away is more or less present, given that often its little adventurous side can put them in trouble.

Compatibility of the Javanese Cat with other animals

The Javanese and the Dogs:
These two inevitably get along well and are on the same wavelength, as long as the introductions are smooth for the cat and gradually to let him get used to the dog. 

The Javanese and the Other cats:
This cat will easily coexist with another cat of the same breed or of a different breed as long as the presentations have been made in the right way and that everyone has their living space, with many heights.

The Javanese and the Children:
This association often bears fruit, because there is something for everyone. Your cat will find the right fit with a respectful child who will share its moments of complicity. 

Javanese and the Elderly:
This combination is not often a winning one. The quiet lifestyle of a calm person is often the opposite of this cat’s needs. The often rather dissonant meows could also be irritating.

Price of the Javanese Cat

On average, the purchase price of a Javanese kitten in breeding is between 1100 USD and 1300 USD, the price often varying according to the line, the breeding, the age or even the sex. For the monthly budget, it will take an average of 50 USD / month to meet the needs of this cat, by offering them a quality diet and making sure to keep them in good health.

Maintenance of the Javanese Cat

The maintenance of Javanese is fairly simple, given the absence of undercoat. Weekly brushing with a fine comb to prevent knots from forming is sufficient.

Hair loss:
Despite the fact that its hair is mid-length, it loses only a very small amount, with the exception of the moulting period of course, where the hair loss can be more abundant. and therefore more frequent brushing.

Food of the Javanese Cat

Your veterinarian team is the most qualified to advise you on the best food to offer your Javanese in order to keep them healthy and long.

Health of the Javanese Cat

expectancy  The life expectancy of the Javanese is around 10 to 20 years with an average around 15 years .

Resistant / robust:
Due to its lack of undercoat, this cat does not resist cold temperatures.  

Tendency to gain weight:
This cat has no predisposition to being overweight since it is usually a good player, which makes it easy to burn calories.

Common illnesses:
Some individuals may suffer from the same illnesses as other domestic cats, such as oral pathologies .

  • Progressive retinal atrophy : this disease is hereditary. It makes the affected cat blind in a more or less short period of time. The disease can appear very early, or even later in the cat’s life. When it appears late, it grows gradually so that the cat has some time to adjust to its blindness, but if it does not, the blindness is more severe faster and the cat becomes blind in the first months of life, with very little adjustment time
  • Renal amyloidosis: also hereditary, this condition is fortunately not very common. Unfortunately, the outcome is inevitably fatal. In addition, the disease is rapidly gaining ground and clinical signs commonly appear between the ages of 1 and 5 years. Renal amyloidosis could easily be confused with classic renal failure because the symptoms are very similar, but more overwhelming. No screening tests are known at this time, but science is constantly evolving, it will not be long 

Marriages are authorized with the Siamese , the Balinese and the Oriental . 

Good to know 

The Javanese is neither more nor less than the half-haired version of the Oriental. In Europe, it is also given the name of Mandarin.

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