Munchkin cat Temperament
Munchkin cats are:
  • Loving
  • Affectionate
  • Playful
  • Agile despite its short legs
  • Kittenish

The Munchkin cat is a truly lovable cat. Although they have this naturally occurring shorter legs than the average cat this does not cause the Munchkin cat any undue stress or long term harm. Apart from her short legs she is every bit a normal cat that loves to play and cuddle. Although her short legs prevent her from reaching the top of the fridge in a single leap she is smart enough to always work out an alternative route and wonít be beaten. Also because of her short legs this makes her more aerodynamic and able to take corners with much more speed and stability than a longer limbed cat. Often referred to as the magpie of the feline species the Munchkin cat is also attracted to shiny objects and will squirrel them away for you to find unexpectedly and also being quite dog like the Munchkin cat also likes to bury things. Even once they have fully grown they will maintain their kittenish ways. A very affectionate cat the Munchkin cat gets along well with other cats, dogs and children and is particularly fond of her own humans.

Where does the Munchkin cat come from?
The Munchkin cat, it is believed, originated from Europe but all traces of this cat naturally occurring in Europe appear to have disappeared. The Munchkin cat was spotted next in New England in the 1970ís and then in Louisiana during the 1980ís.

What type of Body does the Munchkin cat have i.e. coat, patterns etc?
The Munchkin cat body characteristics include:
Small to medium body type
Short legs
Round heads
Round eyes
Wide spread ears
The Munchkin cat is a normal cat in every way except in leg length. They come in all varieties of coat colours and are either longhaired or shorthaired.


The History of the Munchkin cat?
The Munchkin cat is a naturally occurring mutation first recorded in the 1940ís. Reports of these short legged cats have been seen on and off around the world and over the years there have been times when it was thought they no longer existed but then they were sighted again. TICA officially awarded them Championship status in 2003.

Food the Munchkin cat eats?
The Munchkin cat will eat normal cat foods whether itís a tined food or biscuit. You must always follow recommended feeding guidelines for your breed of cat.

Is the Munchkin cat an indoor or outdoor cat?
The Munchkin cat is definitely an indoor cat, although she can climb her ability to do it in an emergency to get herself out of trouble is difficult and is a hindrance when trying to get away from fights with other felines or animals.

Does the Munchkin cat have health problem?
The Munchkin cat, despite its short leg length which has no adverse effect on its wellbeing, is generally a healthy cat but as with all pets she will benefit from annual health checks to make sure kidney and liver function are normal and also for any tooth decay from about 8 years onwards.


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