Australian Mist Cat
The Australian Mist cat, initially known as Spotted Mist, is a beautiful feline developed in Australia. He is the result of the crossings between Burmese, Abyssinian, Moggy, and other cats. His round head and large expressive green eyes make of this cat a home predilect.
Truda Straede of the Nintu Cattery developed this breed in Australia in 1976. The breeding process took a long time, making an extensive gene pool for the Australian Mist that included crossing between around thirty cats, half of which were Burmese. The idea was to create a short-haired cat with a spotted coat.
In 1998, the name Spotted Mist was changed to Australian Mist. This change obeys to the fact that the marbled ones were accepted as the breed and not the spotted ones. This is the only known cat originated in Australia.
This domestic cat can weigh from 7 to 9 lbs. They are short-haired and medium-sized. Their hair is actually very short and they do not have an undercoat. Their moderate size, round head, green eyes, and large ears make the Australian Mist stay within the physical standards for a cat.
The coat color of this domestic breed can be blue, lilac, peach, gold, caramel, brown, and chocolate. These cats have a life expectancy of 10 to 16 years.
As kittens, the Australian Mist cats are very playful and active. This level of energy decreases as they mature. They are very tolerant of handling so they make a perfect pet for children, elders, and pretty much any age. These furry fellas are more than happy living inside the house, which is where his family is. Therefore, some of them can easily spend long days without setting foot outdoors.
Caring for an Australian Mist cat
These feline friends do not require much maintenance. His short hair makes grooming pretty easy. If you are keeping your cat indoors, have some exercising time with him. Cats can perfectly develop obesity from eating too much.