Balinese

Balinese kittens and cats for sale

Appearance and features:

The primary feature of the Balinese is its beautiful long coat combined with the features and personality of the Siamese. In many ways Balinese cats resemble Siamese cats: they have a slim, elegant body with almond-shaped eyes. Balinese cats are in all aspects beautifully elegant animals. And also similar to Siamese cats, Balinese cats are very playful to the point of mischievousness and will express themselves in vocal chatters.

Size:

This is a medium-size cat weighing 5 to 10 pounds.

Family:

Related to the Siamese, it is unknown whether the long hair is the result of a natural mutation within the Siamese breed, or a cross between the Siamese and a longhaired breed such as a Persian or Turkish Angora.

Coloring:

The Balinese comes in the same point colors as the Siamese: seal, chocolate, blue and lilac. The eyes are a bright blue.

Origin:

The early history of the Balinese is unknown although it is generally accepted that it is the result of a natural mutation for long hair in the Siamese. The cats did not begin to be developed as a breed until the 1940s and 1950s. The Cat Fanciers Federation recognized the Balinese in 1961, followed by the Cat Fanciers Association in 1970.

Temperament:

Balinese have extremely loving temperaments and bond closely with their families. The Balinese is highly intelligent, agile and acrobatic, and loves to play. They will be your best friend and want to be involved in everything you do. These vocal cats will chatter away with you. They do demand lots of attention and can get into mischief if left alone for long periods. They love to play and get along well with children and other pets, fitting easily into the family.

Health concerns:

The same problems that may affect the Siamese can also affect the Balinese, including the following:

Amyloidosis, a disease that occurs when a type of protein called amyloid is deposited in body organs, primarily the liver in members of the Siamese family

Asthma/bronchial disease

Congenital heart defects such as aortic stenosis

Crossed eyes

Gastrointestinal conditions such as megaesophagus

Hyperesthesia syndrome, a neurological problem that can cause cats to excessively groom themselves, leading to hair loss, and to act frantically, especially when they are touched or petted

Lymphoma

Nystagmus, a neurological disorder that causes involuntary rapid eye movement

Progressive retinal atrophy, for which a genetic test is available

Breed Characteristics

Here is a helpful guide for the different characteristics of the breed.  On a Scale of 1-5.  1 being very low level to 5 being high level.

Adaptability
5/5
Energy Level
4/5
Extra Grooming
4/5
Affection Level
4/5
Social Needs
5/5
Shedding
3/5
Kid Friendly
4/5
Friendly to Strangers
4/5
Health Concerns
3/5
Dog Friendly
5/5
Intellegence
5/5
Vocalization
5/5

Hypoallergenic: Yes

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