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Sebastian Acosta
Sebastian grew up on a goat farm in rural Wisconsin. He learned a lot about different animals as a youngster. While he is no longer in charge of feeding the kids, he still helps maintain the family farm on the weekends. In his free time, he travels the world and finds every opportunity to escape in nature.

The Australian Mist is a type of cat that was bred in Australia in the 1970s. This animal breed produced a short-haired cat with a spotted coat. Australian Mist cats are mid-sized because they’re bred as domestic pets.

Their small size and even-tempered personality make them the perfect lap cat. They are tolerant by nature and moderate. Australian Mist cats enjoy companionship, acting friendly around humans, even if they are visitors to a home.

Fun facts about Australian Mist cats

  • Australian Mist cats are hybrids of Abyssinian, Burmese, and Moggy cats. It took Dr. Truda Straede, their creator, years to breed. 
  • It’s rare to find this breed outside of Australia, as most breeders remain in the country where the cat got developed.
  • In their kitten phase, Australian Mist cats display liveliness and lots of playful energy. This tones down with age. By the time they reach adulthood, they become more patient and quiet.
  • They come in seven colors: blue, brown, caramel, chocolate, gold, lilac, and peach. The background on their coats gives them a misty look, which is how they earned their name.
  • Due to their mellow affectionate nature and natural craving for companionship, they get along well with children.
  • These cats are medium-sized, weighing between 7-15 pounds and standing at 7-9 inches tall. Females are slightly smaller than males.
  • Australian Mist cats live between 15-18 years.
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