Mud cat, swamp cat, reed cat - description, character, origin
It is a wild cat breed that has contributed to the creation of some hybrids. What does the marsh cat look like? Is it an endangered species? What is the price for Chausie kittens? Is the werewolf cat more expensive? How much does a Kuril bobtail cat cost? Is the price of Asher's cat big? Where legal breeding should be affiliated? Where can you find opinions about the selected breeding? In this article, you will find answers to the above questions.
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Origin, occurrence - what is worth knowing about this cat?
Chaus is a wild cat related to the wildcat. The breed is also referred to as the swamp cat, the swamp cat, and the reed cat. It lives in wetlands, swamps, areas with tall reeds or grasses, river valleys. It can be found in jungles, but also in dry forests. Although it usually prefers wet areas, it can also cope with dry steppes.
The marsh cat comes in several subspecies. His appearance varies depending on where he lives. You can meet him, among others.in. in Lower Egypt, Azerbaijan, India, Turkey, Nepal, Ceylon and the Indochina Peninsula. A small population of this cat is also in Europe.
In some areas it is hunted for its fur and in others it is exterminated as a pest. The swamp cat cannot be hunted, among others.in. in Bangladesh, China, Turkey, Thailand and India. Chaus belongs to the category of endangered animals as the species of least concern (low risk of extinction).
This cat is known from Egyptian paintings alongside the Nubian cat. Chaus was used by the ancient Egyptians to hunt birds, protect against snakes, and exterminate rodents. The mummies of this cat were found in the tombs. Until now, the mud cat often lives in areas near human settlements.
Various hybrids of the domestic cat and the marsh cat have arisen. The most famous breed is called chausie. TICA registered it in 1995. The breed was allowed to appear at shows since 2001, but was not fully recognized until 2013. There is a chausie cattery in Poland. The second popular hybrid is jungle bob. The pixie-bob cat took part in the creation of this breed.
Description, appearance - what a swamp cat looks like?
There are 9 geographical breeds (subspecies) of this cat, which differ in size, color and coat length. A marsh cat can weigh 3-12 kg. Males are clearly larger and more massive than female cats. Chaus can reach a length of 55-85 cm. Usually measures 40-50 cm at the withers. Its tail is approx. 20-31 cm. The marsh cat takes a long time to develop. It does not reach sexual maturity until the age of 1.5-2 years. The average life expectancy of a marsh cat is 14 years.
Chaus can be fawn, reddish brown, reddish, yellowish gray. Usually it is the kittens that have clear stripes on the body, and in adults they almost completely disappear (only the dark markings on the limbs remain). The belly is lighter than other parts of the body and the muzzle should be white. Its fur becomes darker and thicker for the winter. Its slim head has large, rounded ears that end in short brushes. Its tail has a black tip.
What is the nature of a mud cat or a swamp cat, i.e. a description of the breed and advice
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The marsh cat swims and dives well. He uses these skills to catch water birds or fish, hide, or wash unwanted odors from their fur. It can descend from trees with its head pointing downwards due to the equal length of claws in all paws. This cat is not afraid of people and does not behave aggressively towards them. He is also considerate of his offspring. She often raises cubs together with a female cat. This cat feeds not only on fish and birds, but also on snakes, lizards, amphibians, rodents and hares. If you're looking for more inspiration, check out too articles about big cats collected here.
Mud cat or swamp cat - legal breeding of purebred cats - reviews, price
Chaus is not bred for sale, but for hybrids and domestic cats, it's worth knowing what to look for in your ad. The most important thing is the description and the information it contains. The breeding farm should belong to an appropriate association that is part of some felinological organization. There are three operating in Poland: FIFe, WCF and TICA. You can find opinions about the selected breeding on the group of breed lovers on Facebook.
Kittens may leave the cattery when they are 12 weeks old. Some breeders keep them a little longer to spend them in a new home after the castration procedure. Young cats must be vaccinated 2-3 times and dewormed 2-3 times. They must have CHIP implanted. Purebred cats always have a pedigree.
Usually, the price for purebred kittens in Poland is about 2000 - 4000 PLN. A Kuril Bobtail cat costs approx. 3000 PLN. The werewolf cat is a very young breed and rare. You usually have to pay PLN 7,000 for this cat. A hybrid of a mud cat and a domestic cat called chausie costs approx. 4,000 - 20,000 PLN. The price of Asher's cat is higher. It is also a cross between a wild cat and a domestic cat. It is large and hardly allergic. Asher's cat costs approx. 70,000 - 400,000 PLN.
Chaus (swamp cat, reed cat, mud cat) is a wild cat. It occurs in humid areas, but adapts to various conditions. As a result of his crossbreeding with the domestic cat, new breeds were created, the most famous being the chausie. There is breeding of this hybrid in Poland.