Care and curiosities
At the end of the 19th century some British breeders decided to select the most beautiful cats of the street, which they named British Shorthair…
And around that time, the “Chesire Cat” of “Alice in Wonderland”, Of Lewis Carrol (1865), it(he) was represented under the aspect of our protagonist. In the same period, certain breeders, such it is the step of H. Weir, selected between(among) many street cats the most beautiful copies(specimens), to which they gave the name of the race that occupies us to distinguish them from the cats “foreign”, from the oriental ones and from the cats of long hair, as that of Ankara. The select animals were exposed in the Crystal Palace of London in 1871 and in the year 1901 British Cat Club was created. The first copies(specimens) of this race, principally those of blue (gray) color, were looking like the Chartreux, seemed that it(he,she) allowed the crossing between(among) both races, thing that nowadays is not allowed. After the second world war crossings(crosses) were effected with Persian in order that the silhouette of the British was becoming heavier and round; what in turn extended the range of possible colors in his layer.
We are before a race of medium or big height, with a weight between 4 and 8 kilos. His body is of type “semicobby” to “cobby”, Robust, powerful and well musculado. His head is rounded and his pulleys are very big (specially in the adult males). Of small nose and small ears,The British has big eyes, which color must fit with possible respect of the color of the hair. His legs are short and hard and his tail is thick in the base and becomes more refined towards the top, though it is rounded.
Its one of the main aspects of the British: its short and dense. The texture is firm, plush, with abundant subhair. There exists a variety of long hair (British Longhair)Due to the strong genetic influence of the Persian one, but it(she) is not recognized by the principal feline international associations. It yes, they are recognized infinity of colors, but the blue British its one of the most popular.
Its a cat which is pleasant, happy, patient,well balanced … In general, they are animals of stable character that they adapt to almost any way of life. Sociable with other cats and with the dogs, it manages to be very affectionate with the human beings, without managing to be annoying.
In males: Neutering a male before they start to score (6-7 months), we ensure that our home unmarked. In addition, males tend to have stronger body odor than females (females do not smell anything), this smell is attenuated when they are neutered. Also avoid breaks in search of females in heat. In addition, as a rule, a neutered male will always be more attached to his owner that an entire male.
In females: During the mating season, females attempt to escape to a male, this problem will not be only on the street most of the cats carry infectious diseases such as leukemia or Coronavirus (PIF) or parasites also of very dangerous not only for our cat and toxoplasmosis. Of course, our cat sterilized avoid pregnancy. A cat in heat, and because of their meows, can become unbearable. Also, with the sterilization avoid possible tumors in the ovaries.
We must first know that the cat is a strict carnivore. In this sense we should not pretend that the cat adapts to our vegetarian diet because it is not able to synthesize vegetables.
It must be made clear that the best diet and most natural is the diet B.A.R.F.(Biologically Appropriate Raw Food) which is the practice of feeding cats with a balanced diet mainly composed of raw foods. We use feed simply because it is more comfortable, not because it is ideal. As a general rule, we should avoid the supermarket feed and everything that carries by-products and corn. So we recommend feeding our cats with “grain free” feed (without cereals). We must also know that cats tend to drink little and dry feed does not provide moisture, so it is extremely advisable to give quality wet food daily.
Some brands of dry feed we recommend: Orijen, Acana, Feringa, Natural Greatness, Canagan, Purizon, Taste of the Wild…
Some brands of full wet food: Feringa, Carnilove, Wild Freedom, Little big paws, Granatapet, Catz finefood, Taste of the wild, Lily’s kitchen, Thrive, Brit care…
Some brands of complementary wet food: Schesir, Applaws, Cosma, Breed up, Pura Natura, Natural Greatness, Terra Faelis, Gimpet….