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Portia

$800.00

Name: Sadie
Gender : Female
Status : Available

Australian Mis

Breed: Australian MistAustralian Mists are medium-sized short-haired cats, with a round head and large eyes. The coat is very short and lacks an undercoat. Australian Mists do not require much brushing because they lose little hair. The coat patterns have three aspects: the ground colour, which is paler than the pattern; the pattern; and the appearance of wearing a misted veil, caused by random ticking in the solid colour areas. The legs and tail are ringed or barred, and the face and neck also have lines of colour. Their life expectancy is 15–18 years
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Portia is a special, darling creature who is shy, but shows her gregarious side once she’s comfortable with you. This special feline likes to hide, but when she emerges, seeks pets and attention. She has the most beautiful soprano mew, but doesn’t always show off her singing skills. Portia is looking for a home with a patient, loving family that will let her blossom on her own time.

IS ALSO:
Spayed/Neutered – Vaccinated – Dewormed – Treated for Fleas
Tested for FeLV and FIV (cats and kittens only) – Microchipped

Origin

These delectable short-haired cats were the brain-child of Dr. Truda Straede (Nintu Cattery) and were developed from the idea to full register over nine years from 1977. This wholly AUSTRALIAN breed of cat is now recognised by governing councils Australia wide. Australian Mist have a large gene pool, derived from over 30 foundation cats, half Burmese, and a quarter each Abyssinian and Australian Moggy. Burmese contributed the dilution for the colours, the ‘laid back’ nature, four of the colours and some of the pattern, as well as general size and conformation. From the Abyssinian came the beautiful ticking to develop the pattern, two colours, and a touch of lively intelligence. Moggies contributed to the best spots, but primarily to vigour, with a dose of ‘uncosseted’ cat genes improving teeth, kidneys, mothering qualities, and helping to stabilise litter sizes around the feline average of four.


Description

There is nothing extreme about Australian Mist, they are of moderate size, medium boned, rounded of head, with large eyes and ears. The coat is short, but resilient, the tail is plumply furred. The colours are warm brown, blue, chocolate, lilac, gold and peach; the pattern is of delicate spots or intricate marbled swirls against a misty ground, with legs and tail ringed and barred, and the face lined. Eyes are large and expressive in a range of greens. The nose, chin and whiskerpads are broad giving the face a generous expression. Very popular with first time pedigree cat buyers, their well bred but not extreme appearance appeals as essentially cat.

Colour The Australian Mist comes in two patterns – Spotted or Marbled And Seven Colours – Brown, Blue, Chocolate, Lilac, Caramel, Gold or Peach
Coat Length Short
Age Expectancy Australian Mists are generally long lived and can live well into their late teens.
Weight/Height Range Australian Mists normally weigh between 4 – 7kgs.
Ailments The Australian Mist has no specific health care problems and, like the Burmese, live well into their teens. As with all cats it is a good idea to have an annual health check from about the age of eight.

Temperament

The Australian Mist is known for its exceptional temperament, they are tolerant of handling and are not inclined to scratch. As kittens they are lively, but are less so when mature. Australian Mists can be excellent indoor cats, which also protects native wildlife. Some Australian Mists can be trained to go for walks on a lead, and many are excellent retrievers. Neutered/spayed cats and kittens of this breed fit in easily with other cats and dogs, a trait further enhanced through selective breeding.

Personality

They make perfect pets for children of all ages, even very young ones, as they are tolerant of handling, and are not inclined to scratch. As kittens they are lively, but sober up a little on maturity. Their life expectancy is in the mid to late teens. Australian Mists thrive on human contact, making them happy to remain indoors between dusk and dawn or to be wholly indoor pets, an advantage as most people now prefer to keep their pets indoors. This also protects native wildlife. Some Mists can be trained to go for walks on a lead. Their tendency to crawl into the nearest lap with or without invitation and to constantly hang around to see what people are up to, makes them excellent companions for home workers and invalids. Desexed cats and kittens fit in easily with all sorts of cats and dogs. These qualities create a truly companionable pet for any household and lifestyle, an Australian Mist will quickly become a member of the family.

Energy High
Noise Medium
Compatibility with Cat High
Other Animal Compatibility High

Feeding & Grooming

Feeding The Australian Mist is moderately active and requires approximately 75 Kcals of food per kg of bodyweight per day to maintain condition. They can be prone to weight issues so it is recommended to monitor their diet.
Upkeep The short close lying coat of the Australian Mist does not require much grooming although they do appreciate the attention that comes with it.
Shedding Moderate

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