www.free-pet-wallpapers.comMade in the USA, Bombays are a fairly new breed. They came about from breeding a Burmese with a black American short-hair in the 1950's. Nikki Horner bred them specifically to resemble a panther and named them after the home of wild black panthers, Bombay, India. They weren't accepted in the CFA until 1970 and weren't allowed to compete for Championship status until 1976.
The Bombay is an affectionate cat and usually enjoys the entire family instead of being attached to just one person as some cats are. If you have children, this is a good pet for your household. With their temperaments, they are also recommended for the elderly. These cats do well with other pets. Some of the kittens are shy, but they normally outgrow it.
This breed's color is pure black to the roots. Its medium in size with copper or gold eyes and is not a big shedder. The Bombay will weigh anywhere from six to eleven pounds. One of the terms used to describe Bombay's is heat-seekers. They love to be warm and often enjoy sleeping under the covers.
While not as vocal as Siamese they do enjoy talking with you.
The most common health issues for the Bombay is cranial deformities.
The average life expectancy of this kitty is thirteen to fifteen years.
This cat is still fairly rare outside the United States.
If you're thinking about adding one to your household, why not take a quick look see on www.petfinder.com and see if one's available for adoption in your area.