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Balinese Facts

Common Name:
Most widely used name for this species
Balinese
Origin:
The area where the animal first came from
North America
Average Size:
The average length (L) or height (H) of the animal
60cm (2ft)
Average Weight:
The average measurement of how heavy the animal is
5.4kg (12lbs)
Average Lifespan:
The average time the animal lives for
15 years
Group:
The domestic group such as cat or dog
Semi-Longhair
Colour:
The colour of the animal's coat or markings
Brown, Chocolate, Lilac, Caramel, Black
Average Litter Size:
The average number of babies born at once
5
Temperament:
The way the animal thinks, behaves or reacts
Affectionate, playful and energetic

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The Balinese cat was first registered in the USA in the 1920s as a longhair Siamese cat, and it wasn't until the mid 1950s that the Balinese cat was classified as a new breed of domestic cat.

The Balinese cat is very much like the Siamese cat in characteristics but the Balinese cat generally has longer hair and is more likely to have markings on its fur. The Balinese cat is about the same size and weight as the Siamese cat and also tends to be found in similar colours.

The Balinese cat is a popular longhair household cat as the Balinese cat does not need grooming as much as other long-haired cats, such as the Himalayan cat and the Persian cat. The elegant features of Balinese cat also make it a popular breed in Western households.

The Balinese cat is a very affectionate feline and adores human attention. The Balinese is also a playful and energetic breed of cat and is most happy when it is active and playing.

The Balinese is an extremely intelligent breed of cat, and it is thought that the Balinese cat is the most intelligent breed of ling-haired cat. The Balinese also has a remarkably long lifespan for a domestic cat as the Balinese often reaches 20 years old.

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First Published: 11th November 2008, Last Updated: 8th November 2019

Sources:
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