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Are you looking for a cat that is both independent and docile? Yes? Then keep looking, this kitty is not for you. What about quiet? Again not for you. But if you're after a cat that is sensitive to your moods and willing to talk you into feeling better, maybe you should consider the Balinese.
A Balinese resembles a long-haired Siamese. But its not to be mistaken for a Himalayan. A Himalayan is stockier and has more of the gentle Persian's personality.
These beauties have a wedge-shaped head instead of a round face. They have large pointed ears and almond-shaped eyes that are a deep, beautiful blue. Their dark marks color the entire face and give a mask-like affect.
A real positive of this cat: they are one of seven breeds that are considered hypoallergenic. No cat is truly hypoallergenic but this breed produces fewer allergens than other felines.
Balinese top the Richter scale of intelligence for long-haired cats. On a 1-10 scale they rate a 9+.
If you get a Balinese you can expect to have it anywhere from eighteen to twenty-one years. Another positive, they seldom scratch, though they will growl and hiss when irritated.
Wondering where their unusual name came from? One of the earlier breeders likened their fluidity of movement to the dancers on the Isle of Bali. Hence their name.
If you are thinking about adding one of these beauties to your family, please consider adoption. Check out petfinder.com and or look for Balinese Rescues. You'll be saving a life.