Highlander Cat: 5 Things You Never Knew About Them

Highlander cat ? This type of cat resembles wildcat. It’s an experimental breed of cat. This type of cat was breed from Desert Lynx and Jungle Curl. This was in 2004. It does not have wildcat genes since it’s a product of two hybrid cats.

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This was done in the year 2004. This type of cat initially used to be called Hyland Lynx but later changed to Highlander.

Highlander cat is special in that it likes water a lot. It likes playing in running water and is not afraid even of getting wet in the process.

It has amazing curled ears that can either curl back a lot or a little bit depending on individual Highlander cat.

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Its kittens when being born have straight ears that curl later within two weeks as they grow. Another special feature with Highlander is that they have polydactyl paws that have extra toes on them. They even have a short tail that is 2 to 6 inches long.

It takes three years for a Highlander cat to become full grown up. They vary in color with solid points, lynx points, as well as a spotted pattern that is very attractive.

Highlander cats also can either have short or long coats. Short coat Highlander cat has less fur making it easier to attend to their fur as well as to keep its skin healthy. Highlander with longer fur requires regular brushing sessions.

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The cat usually is 10 to 16 inches tall. This type of cat has a life span of 11 to 15 years to live. Another unique feature about this cat is that it’s very muscular and strong hence it important to give it time to play. It’s very friendly to people in fact.

The highland lynx is a short haired highlander breed which is considered to be an international cat, this big cat is long haired.