BOMBAY CAT

Bombay Kitten    Bombaycat

 

Origin 

United States and Thailand

 Personality

The Bombay is terrific as a house cat ~ very playful and active making Bombay’s a wonderful companion.

Bombay cats have a very easygoing personality and are known for their intelligence.

While they prefer your company to being left alone they love to entertain themselves.

Curious

Loving

Good with children

Prefer your company over being left alone

 

History

Bombay Cats were brought around by Nikki Horner who wanted to have a domesticated cat that resembled India’s black leopard.

Bombays are mixed with a dash of black American Shorthair and Burmese cat breeds. They were accepted as cat breed in 1978.

The general lifespan is between 12 to 18 years.

 

Did You Know?

  • Bombays are all black cats ~ with no white markings
  • Named after the City of Bombay, India

Did you know cat hair isn’t the cause of reactions by people sensitized to cat allergens? The primary cause is an allergen produced in cats’ saliva.   These allergens are spread to cats’ hair through grooming, which are then shed into the environment.

 

Appearance & Coat

  • This is a cat that is a ‘hassle-free’ grooming breed.
  • Sleek black cat that can occasionally be sable-colored (light tan mixed with black)
  • Slender long body and legs
  • Large eyes that range from gold to copper in color
  • Short coat