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Asian cat

The result of crossbreeding Persian and Burmese breeds. It is a sweet long-living cat.

Energy level
Level of affection
Level of friendliness
Intelligence
Health
Independence
Popularity
Care
Weight
Weight:
female: 3—5 kg
male: 4—6 kg
Height
Height:
female: 30 cm
male: 30 cm
Hair
Hair:
smooth
Care
Care:
requires little time
Lives
Lives:
inside
outside
Gives birth to
Gives birth to:
2—3 kitten
Origin
Origin:
United Kingdom
in 1990
Life span
Life span:
15—20 years

Personality

Malayan cats are sociable and smart pets. They easily understand their owner. These pets can be trained, they do not cause trouble or damage furniture. It should be mentioned that being affectionate does not make Malayan cats attached to their owner. They can easily get through loneliness, which is perfect for busy people. If Malayan cats are left alone at home, they will not feel sad, but will definitely find something to do.

These cats are friendly. Showing aggression is not about them. They treat children with patience and get on well with other animals. This breed is perfect for families with small children.

Appearance

Malayan cats are of medium size.
Color
Color
Hair
Hair
Head
Head
Eyes
Eyes
Ears
Ears
Neck
Neck
Paws
Paws
Paws
Tail
Short and shiny, feels soft when touched. It is thick and does not have an undercoat. 
The most common are: light blue, red, creamy, caramel, gray, tortoiseshell, black. Their coat has a required pattern: spotted, marble, tiger, ticked tabby.
Small, wedge-shaped. Chin is muscular, cheeks are well contoured. Nose is small, the snout is flattened and moderately wide.
Big and bright, located on a medium distance from each other. Eye color is saturated, canary yellow or bright golden. 
Big and widely set.
Long and flexible. There is a fluffy ruff around the neck.
Stable and muscular. They are of medium length, proportional to body size. 
Of medium length, straight. It gets slightly bigger at tip. 

Basic Care

Malayan cats do not need much time to be groomed. Because of having short hair, they almost never moult. They should be brushed once a week with a special brush for short-haired pets. Then pet your cat with wet hands to take away left hairs. 

Malayan cats are neat pets. They should be given a bath every half a year using special shampoos. Their ears need to be cleaned with ear sticks once a week. Big amount of earwax might lead your pet to becoming deaf. Because of having crooked nose, their eyes tear constantly. They should be wiped with wet cotton pads every day. 

It is recommended to give your Malayan cat the premium quality feed. Their digestive system is very sensitive to natural food.Malayan cats do not need street walks for comfortable living. This is a domesticated breed. You can create a play area so that your cat does not get bored.

Health and Illnesses

Malayan cats can live up to 20 years if treated well. Hereditary health issues are absent in this breed. Their immune system is strong. You should only keep an eye on your cat`s diet and take it to a vet from time to time. 

History of the Breed

Malayan cat is a young breed. A lot of felinologists worked on developing it. Malayan cats appeared as a result of breeding Burmese and Persian cats. The first kitten was born in 1981. The breed was officially recognized in Great Britain in 1990. The main aim of breeders was to form a diverse phenotype of Burmese cats.