Balinese Temperament
The Balinese is:

  • Playful

  • Loves attention

  • Likes human company

  • Vocal and can be so for no apparent reason

  • When irritated they rarely scratch

  • When irritated they may moan, growl or even hiss

The Balinese cat is a pretty laid back cat and will get along with many different animals. They are very smart and also get along well with dogs as they may curl up next to a dog and even let a dog groom them.
The Balinese is also very good with children and may play and be played with for hours however, they will not tolerate being mistreated so supervision over small children may be advised.


Where does the Balinese come from?
The Balinese cat is a Long haired Siamese cat. In the 1920s this long haired Siamese was given its own name, the Balinese.

What type of Body does the Balinese have i.e. coat, patterns etc?
The Balinese cat comes in two types, the modern and the traditional.
The modern Balinese is:

  • Slender

  • Has large ears

  • Short hair with a plumy tail

The traditional Balinese is:

  • Heavier

  • Robust

  • Has small ears

  • Hair is about 2inches long all over their bodies

Both cat types have oriental looking eyes that are almond shaped in a sapphire blue colour.

What type of coat does an Balinese have ?
The Balinese cat's coat has a single layer that lays close to their body in the direction of their bottom. The colours include: seal point, lilac point, chocolate point and blue point.

History of the Balinese ?
The Balinese is a long haired version of a Siamese cat that was recognised as its own breed in the 1940's.

Food the Balinese eats ?
The Balinese doesn't require a special diet however a healthy diet is important for a healthy lifestyle.

Is the Balinese an indoor or outdoor cat ?
The Balinese can be both an indoor and an outdoor cat, if you wish to keep your cat inside they will be very comfortable and a lot more safe.

Does the Balinese have health problem ?
On a hole the Balinese has no health problems. Some breed lines have had problems were their hind legs become weak with age and others have nasal problems were they become blocked and they are forced to breath through their mouths.


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  • Where does the Balinese come from ?
  • Where does the Balinese originate ?
  • What type of body does the Balinese Have ?
  • What type of coat does an Balinese have ?
  • What type of pattern does an Balinese have ?
  • History of the Balinese ?
  • Physical characteristics of the Balinese
  • Food the Balinese eats ?
  • Is the Balinese an indoor cat ?
  • Is the Balinese an outdoor cat ?
  • Does the Balinese have health problem ?



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