British Shorthair: reviews. "British cats are calm and wise"
Only cat lovers know what is always a warm, luxurious, fur warmer.
What is the character of a british cat?
Each kitten is born with its own character.
Basically, British cats calmly relate to strangers. Someone will contact immediately, someone will sit on the sidelines and watch.
British Shorthair kittens
British cats are calm and wise. If a cat does not exist or very rarely happens in public places, transport, then it will be wary, hide - this is normal for any breed, still it is an unfamiliar environment.
Breeder's observations: We often travel with a cat or kittens from Bobruisk to Minsk, they carry the road well. Even if released, the cat is sleeping on the seat or will come in his arms.
Extraneous sounds, rustles, objects always cause interest, as a result, the cat goes to figure out what's what, but she is wary. At such moments, you need to come up and support the cat, pet and calm her, explain ... they all understand!
Of course, when the vacuum cleaner is working, the cats go to another room, but there are cats from our litters who are absolutely calm about the vacuum cleaner - this was told to us by the new parents of the kittens.
Breeder's Observations: Despite the fact that the British are an artificially bred breed, instincts have not disappeared. British cats are excellent hunters, tested in the country (there are no more mice, they brought and put them in a row), and other people's cats and dogs do not even show their noses.
Very often, British cats need help with childbirth (ours is just pushing, I do the rest), but she is a beautiful mother: kittens are always clean and well fed, I can be calm.
British cats are very fond of playing, the most active age is up to 4 months. They remain playful for up to a year, after which they become adults and are important, more calm, sleep and observe more. In adulthood, the British like to spend time with their hosts at a computer, TV, etc.
British cats can be trained. From childhood, we teach kittens to the scratching post, to the name, to the tray, to the word “not allowed”.
Our cat understands everything, she even lacks one of my gaze. Sometimes it seems to me that she reads my mind. It often happens like this: doing your own business, a cat sleeping somewhere, I, without saying anything, thought to give a yummy and go after it, and Lanka jumps up and runs ahead of me. Or she sits and “cuts” me with a look, and I, having looked at her, I understand that she wants a tasty treat. And then the question arises: did I decide this myself or did she give me her thoughts?
The loneliness of the British endure calmly. Of course, we are talking about the time when the owners are at work. Basically, cats at this time eat and sleep, waiting for the evening.
While the cat is feeding (up to 2.5 - 3 months), she treats kittens normally. When the kittens are older than 4 - 5 months, the cat begins to treat them differently: to someone loyally, someone can annoy. Cats do not have such a concept of “mother and son” as humans, a cat son can bind a cat mother (which is very dangerous).
Much depends on how the cat treats other cats, whether she is single or not. In general, cats and cats can live together if they psychologically tolerate this living. Separate them when cats have estrus.
We bought kittens from the house where the dogs lived, everything adapted and got along well.
In general, relationships with other animals depend on the nature of the particular cat. If the cat is a “loner”, then it will aggressively respond to any alien animal.
As for relations with children, our cat appeared with us before the birth of the child, but she accepted the daughter calmly, even slept with her in the crib. Kittens appeared already with a child, they grew up and played together.
Observations of the breeder: If the Briton is somehow offended, then he will certainly show his dissatisfaction. He can do harm, only it will be right away, he will not accumulate resentment.
British cats for any movement in the house, for any repairs, all that attracts them, and they like to take part in this. When we made our game complex, the cat participated in the process from the moment of designing in AutoCAD and ending with the assembly. When the project was completed, the cat was happy and showed it with all its appearance.
If a British cat is pedigree, she has pedigree titled parents, then 99% that she will be balanced, because unbalanced cats are disqualified and must not be bred. Therefore, it is important when buying a kitten to contact the official nurseries.
How to care for a british cat?
Our pets are very fond of high gaming complexes, they sleep in houses only when it's cold, and they are so hot in such and such a fur coat.
The British do not need clothes, they do not like hot beds. In summer, they often look for cool places (for example, tiles). Our cats sleep wherever they want and how they want, there is no one favorite place.
Breeder's recommendation: British cats are large and weighty, therefore, the complex with the claw point should be consistent (large and strong).
Of toys, they really love the “makhalka” with feathers or rope made of leather, jumping balls, mice, all kinds of labyrinths, boxes, etc. The main thing is to remember that the toy must be safe (the protected edges are nothing sharp that can get into the eye when playing so that there isn’t something that can be nibbled and eaten (believe me, their teeth are sharp and itchy).
Breeder's observations: Cats love toys, especially new ones, and if there’s nothing new, they can come up with a toy for themselves, for example, pull off an elastic band for hair (which is very dangerous because they can eat it), a candy wrapper, a piece of paper, a cork from a plastic bottle ... One our graduate in the new house adapted to take off the corner from the baseboards and drive it around the house.
They will not refuse from “snacks”. Someone buys special treats, from our pets a treat: vitamins, wet food and canned food.
We can say that British cats are finicky in food, but if you pick up good food, the problem will go away. Usually, castrates or sterilized cats are prone to overeating and obese.
Breeder's recommendation: In any case, we are responsible for those who have tamed, and must monitor what we feed the animals and in what quantity. It is better to use special feed and comply with the norm depending on the weight of the animal (all information is on the packaging).
The correct British coat is similar to a muton (plush): short, elastic, with a good undercoat. With proper balanced nutrition, hair care is minimal.
We bathe cats once a year, comb out a couple of times a week with special combs or a rubber comb-mitten. During molting, you have to comb out more often.
Breeder's recommendation: The main thing is to choose the right care products. You can’t use sledges with frequent teeth without protected ends, you can’t wash your cat often, it’s better to use special napkins for wool.
With proper care, British cats live long (16 - 18 years). However, British cats should be periodically examined by veterinarians and, if necessary, receive appropriate treatment.
British cats are very clean and require that the bowls are always clean, that the water is fresh - that’s right. They don’t like to swim, but endure steadfastly.
How to choose a British Shorthair kitten?
We brought up more than one litter and noticed one pattern: people choose pets that are very similar to themselves, both in appearance and in character. Need to listen to your heart!
The first "dowry" that you need to get:
- bowl for feed and water, better ceramic and wide
- claw-point or complex
- tray or toilet
- feed (check with the breeder)
- carrying (designed for 6 - 12 kg, depending on the gender of the kitten), better plastic (it is not hot and easy to wash).
British shorthair kittens
What kind of owner does a British shorthair need?
The British Shorthair cat is suitable for any person who loves cats, is ready to take care of them, who really understands that this is a responsibility.
Parents of our graduates are constantly in touch with us, adhere to our recommendations. They have a monthly average of $ 25-30. This amount includes feeding a good feed (premium and above), sweets, a good filler. But, in addition, annual vaccinations, quarterly preventive tests of external and internal parasites, scheduled examinations by a veterinarian will be required.