Australian Mist




Australian Mist Temperament
The Australian Mist temperament is:

  • Tolerant

  • Lively

  • Intelligent

  • caring

  • Attention seeking

Australian Mist's make very good pets as they are very tolerant resulting in them being very good with children of all ages. This is helped by the fact they are un inclined to use their claws.
They love human contact and will happily find the nearest lap to curl up on without having been invited. The Australian Mist can make a great pet for an invalid or someone who works at home.


Where does the Australian Mist come from?
The Australian mist was bred in Australia in 1976 by Dr Truda Straede. This was achieved by cross breeding the Burmese, Abyssinian and Domestic shorthair cats. This was to creat a shorthaired cat with spots on its coat. The name was originally the Spotted Mist but changed in 1998 to the Australian Mist.

What type of Body does the Australian Mist have?
The Australian Mist body characteristics include:

  • Medium sized body

  • Shorthair

  • Rounded head

  • Big expressive eyes

What type of coat does an Australian Mist have ?

The Australian Mist has a coat that contains 3 levels with the first being the ground colour, being more pale than the second layer that contains the pattern. The pattern is distinctive from the ground colour with the third being a misted veil created by random ticking within solid coloured areas. The legs and tail contain a ringed or barred pattern with the face and neck containing light lines of colour. Colours found on an Australian mist include:

  • Brown

  • Blue

  • Chocolate

  • Lilac

  • Caramel

  • Gold

  • Peach

Food the Australian Mist eats ?
The Australian Mist will eat a normal everyday cat food, diet is very important so you may like to consult your vet for further information.

Is the Australian Mist an indoor or outdoor cat ?

As the Australian Mist loves human contact, they make great indoor pets and are happy to be kept that way. They will also be capable of looking after them self's if let out.


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  • Where does the Australian Mist come from ?
  • Where does the Australian Mist originate ?
  • What type of body does the Australian Mist Have ?
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  • History of the Australian Mist ?
  • Physical characteristics of the Australian Mist
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  • Is the Australian Mist an indoor cat ?
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  • Does the Australian Mist have health problem ?

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