Origin 

Canada

The Foldex cat, also known as the ‘Exotic Fold’ ~ it is a rare breed originating in Quebec, Canada.  In the early 90’s, breeders crossed an Exotic Shorthair with a Scottish Fold to create the utterly adorable Foldex.

PERSONALITY

  • Cheerful
  • Loving and affectionate
  • Highly intelligent and curious
  • Active
  • Confident and at ease even with strangers
  • Definitely a charmer
  • Perfect fit for a family with children
  • Comfortable around other pets including dogs
  • Non-hypoallergenic
  • Average build

When it comes to their personality in general, you will be challenged to find a more lovable and people-friendly breed than the Foldex.   These felines love petting and endless snuggle sessions with their owners.  It’s no wonder Foldexes are often described as teddy bears!

And if being adorable isn’t enough, Foldexes are playful and inquisitive. To keep this breed mentally stimulated, it’s important to provide interactive toys and space in the house for them to freely explore.

HISTORY

This breed is relatively new in the cat world having been introduced in Quebec, Canada during 1992.  The Foldex was officially granted full championship status by the Canadian Cat Association in 2010.  If you would like to welcome a Foldex into your family, keep a close eye on shelters and rescue groups as these sweethearts are adopted quickly!

DID YOU KNOW?

When a litter of Foldex kittens is born, only about half of them will have the gene for the folded ears.  Kittens born with this gene will begin to show the ear fold by the time they are 21 to 28 days old.

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

The ears are the most identifiable feature of the Foldex breed.  Their ears are small with rounded tips and they have a single crease causing the ear to fold forward and downward onto the head.  These cuties also have wide open, rounded eyes along with a very round head.  Medium in size, the Foldex has a muscular frame with distinctly shorter legs and neck.

The Foldex comes in every color, pattern and combination possible including calico, tabby, pointed, solid and more.  They also vary from short to long hair.

Foldex require standard grooming: claw trimming, brushing to prevent tangles and matting (especially for the long haired Foldex) teeth cleaning, etc.  Foldex are considered a healthy breed however it is important to maintain annual wellness visits with your vet.

 

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