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Balinese

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Physical Characteristics
  • Consists of the Balinese Division and the Javanese Division
  • Svelte, sleek build
  • Single, long, silky coat
  • Almost identical to the Siamese
  • Aristocratic appearance
  • Pluming long tail
  • Blue eyes
  • Coat colors include: seal point, blue point, chocolate point and lilac point
Temperament
  • Affectionate, loving
  • Soft voice
Medical Conditions
  • Needs boosters by 12 weeks old
  • Annual vet visit for checkups is important
While the listed ailments may be common in this breed, not all members of the breed suffer from these conditions. Responsible breeders screen for orthopedic and genetic diseases.
At Home
  • Does best indoors
  • Needs sufficient scratching device
  • Declawing is not recommended
  • Kittens are available after 12-16 weeks
Grooming
  • Single coat is easily groomed
  • Trim nails regularly
Breed History
  • Originated as a mutation of the Siamese cat
  • Only difference between Siamese and Balinese is the coat length
  • Efforts were taken to promote longhaired Siamese cats in the 1940s
For more information about this breed and breeder referral contacts, please visit the Harrier Club of America For breed rescue opportunities, visit HCA Rescue
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