Korat Cat Breed Information
Korat cat (Thailand traditional name: Si-Sawat)Temperament
Korat cats are:
- All heart.
You will look at your Korat and almost believe you know what they are thinking. They will look at you and ‘will know’ exactly what you are thinking.
The Korat cat will make a wonderful pet. You will fall in love instantly. If they are not racing around your house they will be near you, extremely observant they will try to copy whatever activity you are occupied with.
This cat is definitely all heart, five in fact, apart from the all important one inside there chest resembles the shape of a heart and there are three on their heads.
Observing your Korat straight on you will see the heart shaped Valentine of the head, the second is to be found by looking down on your pet and the third can be found on her perfect little nose.
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Where does the Korat come from?
The Korat cat originates from Thailand and is one of the oldest true bred felines. There are written records dating back to 1350.
What type of Body does the Korat have i.e. coat, patterns etc?
The Korat cat body characteristics include:
- Medium sized.
- Large, round green eyes when they are fully mature.
- Large, tapered, round tipped ears.
The Korat comes in only one color, silver tipped blue and at full maturity their eyes will be a peridot green color. A single, close lying short haired coat the Korat requires little in grooming other than enjoying the attention and when stroked there will be no tell tale signs left behind of hair removal.
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History of the Korat?
Commonly known in Thailand as a Lucky Cat records can be found dating back to the 1350’s in The Cat-Book of Poems. The Korat cat was named after the region it originated from in Thailand. The Korat was originally only kept by Royalty and anyone stealing or abusing these royal animals would be put to death. Although these cats have a long history they only travelled outside Thailand in the last century. There is a record of a Korat cat being shown in an English show in 1896. Thereafter a pair of cats was taken to the USA in 1950’s and later officially came to the UK in 1972.
Food the Korat eats?
The Korat cat will eat normal cat foods whether it’s a tined food or biscuit. You must always follow recommended feeding guidelines for your breed of cat. The Korat cat is a cat that is very good at maintaining their weight and only eating what they require.
Is the Korat an indoor or outdoor cat?
The Korat cat is more an indoor cat than an outdoor one mainly because of its dislike of loud noises.
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Does the Korat have health problem?
The Korat cat is a generally healthy cat but as with all pets she will benefit from annual health checks to make sure kidney and liver function are normal and also for any tooth decay from about 8 years onwards. For more details and information about korat cat Breed, click here.