Cats of elite breeds: description, photo
Cats are the most gentle and affectionate pets. Their grace, grace, a smooth gait admires, and amusing habits - touch. In the world there are hundreds of feline breeds. Some of them are well known to us and are loved, we can only judge others about the photo in special editions, and we did not even have to hear about some of them.
Cats of elite breeds are a certain clan in the family of fluffy or smooth-haired (and sometimes naked) beauties. They are distinguished by their unusual appearance, size, behavior and, of course, price. Not for all people, even with an average income, cats of elite breeds are available. Their food and maintenance can break a gap in a not too large family budget. In this article we will present you the named breeds, and the photos placed in the article will help you appreciate the beauty of these animals.
This cat was born as a result of crossing the Bengal cat and the African serval in the 80s of last century. These are large animals, their height at the withers is 60 cm, body length is 130 cm. The weight of females is 7 kg, males - up to 15 kg.
Not all cats of elite breeds are suitable for living in an apartment. The content of the savannah, for example, can be overshadowed by a specific smell: the cat marks the territory, and nobody has managed to wean it from this habit. To the tray, she gets used quickly, but it is better to teach the kitten to walk on the street.
The nature of the savanna is inquisitive, easy. These cats quickly get used to people who are often in the house, are very attached to the owners, and this can create certain difficulties - such a cat can not be left even to friends, for example, on vacation.
What to feed the savannah?
The diet of this animal should be saturated with proteins and vitamins, so that your pet replenishes energy. First of all, it is low-fat raw meat, liver, fruit and vegetables. You can feed ready-made food, but certainly a super-premium class.
The cost of kitten of savannah varies from 4 to 50 thousand dollars.
Have you ever wondered why people are attracted to exotic breeds of cats? Elite animals are acquired by owners who wish to grow a hand, affectionate pet, with the appearance of a forest predator. An example of this is a hybrid of a domestic animal with a wild Bengali beauty.
Bengal is noticeably larger than ordinary domestic cats: the weight of an adult cat can reach 8 kg, cats are slightly smaller and much more graceful. Their weight does not exceed 5 kg. Animals have a strong, muscular physique, a broad chest. The paws are powerful, round, the hind legs slightly longer than the forelegs. The tail is thick, of medium length, with black rings.
Despite their somewhat wild look, these cats have a calm character, they are very affectionate and gentle, perfectly get on with other domestic pets.
Cats of elite breeds sometimes have features in feeding. So, Bengal can be fed with natural products:
- chicken fillet;
- lean meat;
- fish is lean and boneless;
- fermented milk products;
- all vegetables (except potatoes).
You can also use ready-made premium foods.
For today this breed remains rare not only in our country, but also in the world. Perhaps this is due to the rather high price of these animals, which reaches 25 thousand dollars.
We have already said that cats of elite breeds can differ in their impressive sizes. Below you can see the photo of the largest cat in the world. In size, it is superior to some breeds of dogs. Its height at the withers is up to 50 cm, and the weight exceeds 16 kg.
Maine Coons are very clever, inquisitive and mobile animals. They have thick fluffy wool, so these animals feel great in a cold climate. Contain representatives of this breed in the apartment is not recommended.
Like all cats, Maine Coons are fed both dry food and natural food. Dry food is used only super-premium, because it includes all the necessary vitamins minerals and nutritional supplements.
In the natural food cooked for a cat, there should be no spices, sugar and salt. In the case of natural feeding, the animal needs vitamins.
Strictly forbidden to feed:
- chicken and beef bones;
- heavy meat (duck, goose, fat pork);
- smoked and sharp meat products;
- chocolate and sugar;
- beans and potatoes.
The average cost of a Maine Coon kitten ranges from 1,700 to 2,500 dollars.
Manx (Men's cat)
Sometimes cats of elite breeds have a very unusual appearance. Shorthair cats Mencks are hatched on the Isle of Man, which is located in the Irish Sea. A distinctive feature of the breed is the absence (partial or complete) of the tail. This feature attracts many cat lovers. There are two varieties of the breed: with a tail in 2-3 vertebrae and completely tailless cats.
Mencks nature endowed good health, and the activity is not deprived. To maintain this cat in good shape, it must be provided with adequate nutrition. The usual diet consisting of meat, vegetables and cereals must be supplemented with vitamin complexes. Feeding is allowed and canned food.
But from raw fish, eggs, dry forages and beans is best to abstain.
The price for both varieties of the breed is approximately the same - from 500 to 4 thousand US dollars.
This is a miniature home tiger. Peculiarity of the breed is tiger color. Cats of this breed are quite large: their weight can reach 8 kilograms, cats a little smaller - up to 6 kilograms. Regardless of sex, all individuals have a massive skeleton, dense silky coat, expressive clear eyes, clear tiger stripes and not a tiger character at all. Thanks to these characteristics, the toger is rapidly gaining popularity: many want to have such a miracle in the house.
Feeding a toger can only be fed super-premium. Breeders recommend the following dry food:
Currently, breeding work to improve this breed is very active, because the breed was officially registered only in 2007. For sale the best animals are selected, therefore the average price for such a domestic tiger cub is 2.5 thousand dollars.
As you can see, elite breeds of cats, photos of which you could see in our article, are really animals unusual and outwardly, and in character. But at the same time they remain cats - tender, affectionate and very needy in love and care of a person.