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December 14, 2022

Did you know that the Bombay cat is one of the oldest hybrid cat breeds developed throughout the 1900s? Nikki Horner was the first cat breeder to successfully produce a Bombay cat in an attempt to create a “miniature black panther.” These beautiful cats are a crossbreed of the American shorthair cat and the Burmese sable cat, and they do indeed resemble a black panther with their entire black bodies and coats and their shiny copper eyes.

The Bombay cat is calm and has a gentle temperament; it requires little space and is more than happy being indoors as long as its needs (water, litter, food, toys and access to its human) are met. Bombay has a muscular build, but they tend to become overweight. A healthy Bombay cat can live up to 15 years.

Fun Facts:

· The Bombay cat's characteristic walk is adopted or closely associated with the walk of the Indian black leopard.

· The Bombay cat was produced to resemble a black panther.

· Bombay has an Asian descent which is what black cats of the Asian group are called.

· In 1970, the Bombay cat breed was officially registered under the International Cat Association and recognized as an independent cat breed.

· When the Bombay cat's coat is well maintained, it is deep black and glossy and appears like leather.

· Bombay cats do not fare well when left alone for long periods; they suffer from separation anxiety which will result in destructive behavior.


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