Korat - cat of happiness
In the homeland of the breed these animals are considered sacred, as they portend luck. At the wedding, the bride was traditionally given a pair of kittens of this breed, which symbolized a successful marriage, prosperity and happiness.
Even in ancient times was written "Cat's book of poetry." It was started in 1350, and finished in 1767. It was in this folio that the first mention of animals inhabiting a high plateau, which is called Korat, was found. A cat, living near the borders of the country Smiles, came to America quite recently - in 1959. And in just 6 years, these cats were recognized as a worldwide association of independent breed. In 1972 the breed of cats of the Korat moved to Europe. However, to this day it remains rare.
In their native Thailand, cats are not sold, they can only be received as a gift as a special arrangement. Korat - a cat ancient, it is associated with many different legends. But by themselves kittens of this breed - a very expensive gift, because together with them the house comes prosperity, prosperity and happiness.
Animals of this breed have a fur coat of gray-blue color. The length of the pile of the wool may be medium, but more often it is short. Carat - a cat with green eyes. However, sometimes their color may turn out to be amber-green. The shape of the head is similar to the heart, the ears are located far enough from each other. The reminder of wild cats are large fangs, exceeding the size of the teeth of cats of other breeds. These animals are rather small, compact, but they are muscular and dense.
Hind legs noticeably longer than front. The weight of adult animals can range from 2.5 to 4.5 kilograms.
Since the cats of this breed are domesticated in immemorial times, they have formed a very calm nature. They are very gentle and affectionate animals, loving their masters. At the same time, the character of cats is very persistent, they are incredibly impressionable. Negatively related to the presence in the house of other animals. More or less supportive only to the cats of their breed. Animals can not endure loneliness, so locked houses are very bored. Korats are very sociable, observant, but rather lazy and inactive. They like to lie on the windowsill or in a separate armchair, watching the life of the family or outside. Cats can not stand the fuss and noise, so lovers of gay feasts are best not to get these animals. Also, these pussies will not suit families with children, because corts prefer to be the only favorites of their owners and will not tolerate competitors. Thais believe that these qualities speak of the incredible nobility of cats.
Korat - the cat is quite healthy, although some families find hereditary diseases. To atelosteogenezu - deadly disease of cats - lead genetic mutations. Sometimes, by ignorance, they reduce cats - carriers of problem genes. Unfortunately, in this case all the offspring will die. Adulthood in cats of this breed occurs rather slowly - the animal is considered mature by the age of five. Despite the natural origin of the breed, the cortex is very intolerant to draft.
Korat is a rare breed not only for our country, but for many others. Korat - a cat, the kennel of which exists alone for the whole of Russia. It's called Silververthus. The largest number of breeders is in the United Kingdom and the United States. Therefore, if there is a desire to bring a kitten from abroad, it is better to apply to these countries. The cost of animals of this breed can not be less than $ 500. An animal of the breed is a cat, the price (Moscow and Moscow Region) is from 80 to 100 thousand rubles.
In the maintenance of a cat of this breed are rather undemanding, but nevertheless it is very important to feed them with the balanced forages. However, even breeders can not decide which type of food is optimal for this breed. Of course, the easiest option - ready-made dry or wet food. But still, preference should be given to premium food.
In addition to feed, cats require material objects that diversify the life of the animal. For example, the cortex will be happy to habitation houses or beds, purchased specifically for them. They are happy to play various toys, "scratches".
To bathe cats is not necessary very often, only with severe contamination. After washing, dry with a hairdryer. To maintain the fur coat of the coral in an ideal condition, it is enough to comb it once a week. Be sure to monitor the cleanliness of the ears. If necessary, clean them with a tissue moistened with warm water. Water should not be taken from the tap, it is better to use boiled water.