Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Can You Say Javenese?
The main difference between the Siamese and the Javanese is the length of its coat. The Javenese has medium-length fur. Even with the fur length, this kitty requires little grooming because it doesn't have the downy undercoat of many longhairs.
Another difference in the Siamese designers is their point colors. Siamese breeders recognize the basic four: chocolate, blue, seal and lilac, while the designers have a wider variety of patterns and colors.
Like the Siamese, the Javenese is intellgent, has deep blue eyes, a wedge-head and large pointy ears.
This cat is not given to many health issues, though some do suffer from endocardial fibroelastosis (congenital heart disease).
If you're thinking about getting a Javenese, keep in mind they're devoted and expect it to be returned. They won't deal well without attention from their owners. They're considered good cats for first time cat owners, seniors, and families with children and/or pets.
The average weight of a Javenese is from five to ten pounds. The females weight is on the lower end and the male's on the higher end.
CFA has officially recognized Javenese since 1979.
These kitties have some interesting human traits. They look you in the eye when they talk to you. And they love food. Without exercise they can plump up quickly.
The Javenese life expectancy is between nine and fifteen plus years.
Remember if you'd like to add one of these intelligent beauties to your family, save a life and try rescue first.
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