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Bombay Cat

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Bombay Cat

About Bombay Cat

The Bombay is a laid-back cat with a lot of energy. It is so calm that, at times it is misunderstood to be lazy. It thrives in both quiet apartments and families with children and other pets where It is the center of attention.

It’ll speak to you in a distinct voice, and you’ll most likely find Bombay cat in the warmest part of your house, whether it’s beside a window or nestled up under the blankets in bed with you.

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Characteristics

The Bombay is a very sturdy cat, both in appearance and feel, with a lot of strength. It’s a good climber and jumper, so cat trees and perches are a must.

While Bombay is a solid, stocky cat, you may need to keep an eye on her nutrition to prevent obesity, especially if It does not receive enough activity. While mature Bombay cats are calm, they are also quite kittenish and like daily playtime.

They enjoy having their tummy stroked and being petted by their parents, as well as being appreciated by them. A regular petting session is necessary for any Bombay who walks distinctly.

When It walks, her body appears to almost swing. This walk is eerily similar to that of the Indian black leopard.

History

In the late 1950s, American breeders wanted a cat with the structure and appearance of a Burmese but in a deep, glossy, patent leather black color. This breed should, hopefully, resemble the Indian Black Leopard.

A breeding effort employing the Burmese and a black American Shorthair with vivid, copper eyes was started to achieve this goal.

The resulting cat was given the name Bombay to evoke images of the Black Leopard, which it does. In the late 1970s, the felines were known for their display bench. Bombays are audience pleasers at every exhibition when they are displayed, despite their rarity.

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Personality​

Younger Bombays are lively, curious cats who adapt quickly to new situations. They enjoy looking at the world around them at any age, and their favorite spot is generally a window where they can view the world outside.

These cats are incredibly affectionate and will demand time with their parents. Bombay is infamous for jumping on someone’s lap and spreading her lovely body across the newspaper they are reading.

Some Bombays, on the other hand, can become a little too calm as they get older, preferring to watch rather than participate in activities.

Common Health Problems

Some young Bombay cats may also exhibit signs of renal dysfunction. While the symptoms are difficult to detect, if left untreated, they can progress to renal failure, which can be life-threatening.

The minor illness that surrounds them, on the other hand, is sometimes caused by hereditary abnormalities. Hip dysplasia, a congenital condition of the hip socket, is one of the most common disorders inherited by these cats. 

Glycogen storage disease type IV, polycystic kidney disease, obesity, and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are all symptoms of retinal dysplasia (HCM)

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Diet

Every cat has a distinct dietary requirement based on its preferences. Because of their predatory nature, cats require 41 distinct and necessary components in their diet.

 While the proportions may vary depending on health, lifestyle, and age, keeping calories under control is a must. If you don’t, your feline buddy could become obese and have other ailments.

Because these cats do not reach maturity until they are five years old, they will require highly nutritious food. You can prepare healthy food for kittens and then transition them to adult cat food later.

Coat Color and Grooming

The coat of a Bombay feline is a striking and rich black. Although the black coat is predominant, a sable-colored kitten may occasionally be born in a litter, and some associations allow these kittens to be registered as Burmese. 

The hue of Bombay’s eyes varies from gold to copper. Bombay’s coat is short and shiny. The coat’s glossy black shine, when in good condition, resembles patent leather. You must groom them regularly to keep them silky and soft. 

Furthermore, as previously stated, Bombay cats enjoy spending quality time with their parents. As a result, they look forward to grooming time because of the extra attention they get. Grooming them usually entails normal activities like cutting their nails and checking their ears every week. 

Wipe your ears with a cotton ball now and then. If necessary, use an ear cleaner. Brushing their teeth is essential; else, they may attract infections. 

Begin grooming your children at a young age to get them used to the pattern. Bombay cats, like other cats, require parasite management, vaccination, and regular health checks.

Exercise

It is recommended that you play with your kitty for at least 15 minutes each day and assist them in losing weight with playful workouts. Bombay cats are prone to obesity. Therefore proper training is necessary to keep them healthy and safe.