The first specimen of the Balinese cat appeared in the United States at the end of the 40s. Its birth was attributed to a cross between two Siamese carriers of the long hair gene, probably inherited from their Angora ancestor. Other specialists say that this breed is the result of a direct cross between a Siamese and an Angora.
The Balinese is a cat with a long body and usually has good musculature. Its extremities are thin, with its hind legs higher than its front ones. Its fur is long and fine like silk. It has a large head, with a flat cranium, long nose, and wide ears ending in a point. Its almond-shaped eyes and long and its fine tail gives it a distinguished and mysterious look.
The Balinese cat is a breed that is very loyal to its owners. If it shows a lot of care to one member of the family, it probably shows indifference to all the rest. It really enjoys fresh air. It is an expressive, agreeable, and social cat, a good cat for a household. But it is also a bit jealous and egocentric, which makes living with other cats a challenge. Its agile movements also stand out and it is also a excellent climber.
One of the fundamental elements of caring for a Balinese cat is brushing: at least once a week, as their fur has the tendency to form knots and tangles. During shedding season, comb their hair once a day
Breed classification: semi-longhaired cats
Life expectancy: 9-15 years. Average is 12 years.
Average kitten birth: 5 kittens.
Average Weight: approximate 12 pounds (2.5-5 kg)
Feeding: Balinese cat is a cat active and needs about 80 kilocalories / kilogram / day. Never eat more than he needs.
Health: Balinese cat has no specific health problems and are able to live a long and active life. It is recommended after eight years an annual inspection routine to check their teeth and internal organs.
Compatibility with other cats: Medium
Compatibility with other animals: Medium
Compatible with children: Average