Feline Scottish cat - calm and faithful animal
In 1961 in Scotland the spouses Mary and William Ross saw from their neighbors an unusual kitten. Suzy - that's the name of the baby - was very different from her siblings by unusual hanging ears. Later she had two kittens. Pussycat Snooks, settled at the Ross, after a while gave birth to a baby Snowball. William registered a kennel in his name and devoted his life to the development of this breed.
World fame "the Scots" got when they got to the USA. American breeders continued to work on improving the breed. In 1974, she was recognized in the CFA. Initially, she received the status of an experimental, and in 1977 he became the champion. The Scottish Fold Scottish cat (Scottish Fold) today has an American variety. It is lighter with a perfectly round head and large round animal eyes.
Scottish fold refers to short-haired breeds of cats. These are medium-sized animals with rounded lines. The skeleton is moderately developed. The body is muscular, short, round, the same in width in the sacrum and in the chest. Limbs of medium size. The feet are rounded, neat. The tail can be from medium to long, at the base of a thick, evenly tapering along the entire length.
Feline Scottish cat is the favorite of many people. He is very attached to the house, to his master. It is a breed that is easily tamed, thanks to the natural wit. Scottish fold has a very balanced mind. He perfectly behaves at exhibitions, he does not mind the congestion of a large number of people and cats. This amazing animal will not fall into depression due to some travels, trips. The main thing is to have a loved one nearby. But a long separation from him can make an animal feel lonely and feel abandoned.
By nature, the Fold Scottish cat is endowed with good health. However, these animals may have skeletal anomalies, which is due to the gene responsible for the lop-eared. As a result, the breed of cats "Scottish Fold" is prone to such a disease as osteochondrodystrophy. In the "risk group" there are animals that have inflexible, stiff limbs and a short thick tail. Such signs may indicate a possible skeletal anomaly.
It is advisable that for up to four months fresh food constantly lay in a bowl of a kitten. At this age they eat little, but often. Then move the pet to four meals a day. An adult Scottish lop-eared cat should receive food twice a day. Many owners of such animals know, but, unfortunately, do not observe the golden rule: the animal can not be fed from your table. Pigs are harmful to cats. You can give raw meat and fish, but before that they should be well frost-bitten in the freezer. Then beat them with boiling water and finely chop. You can give the cat forcemeat, turkey, beef heart and liver. All meat products must be boiled or frozen.