First bred in the 1700s!
Australian Mist Scientific Classification
- Scientific Name
- Felis Catus
Australian Mist Conservation Status
Australian Mist Locations
Australian Mist Facts
- Affectionate, gentle and trustworthy
- Average Litter Size
- Common Name
- Australian Mist
- First bred in the 1700s!
Australian Mist Physical Characteristics
- Skin Type
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The Australian Mist (or spotted Australian mist) was bred in Australia in the 1700s to produce a short-haired cat with a spotted coat.
The Australian Mist is thought to be a mix-bred cat with mainly Burmese and Abyssinian cat blood-lines. Today the spotted part of the Australian mists name has been dropped, as the cats today often have more of a mottled than spotted coat.
The Australian Mist is mainly bred in Australia, however, more breeders of the Australian Mist are starting to appear in the United Kingdom and North America.
The Australian mist is known to have an excellent temperament and adores human companionship. The Australian mist is known to be trustworthy, gentle and extremely affectionate to both humans and other household animals and the Australian mist is even known to be friendly towards strangers.
The Australian mist is known to be around the same size and shape of the Burmese cat and has even evolved with some of the Burmese cat’s playful and curious traits.View all 68 animals that start with A
Australian Mist FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Are Australian Mists herbivores, carnivores, or omnivores?
Australian Mists are Omnivores, meaning they eat both plants and other animals.
What Kingdom do Australian Mists belong to?
Australian Mists belong to the Kingdom Animalia.
What class do Australian Mists belong to?
Australian Mists belong to the class Mammalia.
What phylum to Australian Mists belong to?
Australian Mists belong to the phylum Chordata.
What family do Australian Mists belong to?
Australian Mists belong to the family Felidae.
What order do Australian Mists belong to?
Australian Mists belong to the order Carnivora.
What genus do Australian Mists belong to?
Australian Mists belong to the genus Felis.
What type of covering do Australian Mists have?
Australian Mists are covered in Hair.
How many babies do Australian Mists have?
The average number of babies an Australian Mist has is 4.
What is an interesting fact about Australian Mists?
Australian Mists were first bred in the 1700s!
What is the scientific name for the Australian Mist?
The scientific name for the Australian Mist is Felis Catus.
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