Is The Javanese Cat The Right Breed For You?

If you love the beautiful, graceful Balinese, but you would prefer to own this cat in different colors, then the Javanese may be the ideal cat for you. 

After all, this striking cat breed was actually created by crossing the Balinese and the Colorpoint Shorthairs in an attempt to give the Balinese a few color variations.

The Javanese has the silky longhair coat of the Balinese and the striking colors of the Colorpoint breed. 

You can find this soft coated cat in Tortoiseshell point, Red point, Cream point, or Lynx point colors. 

Fans of the Javanese cat breed love its graceful, Siamese build and its wonderful personality. 

This breed has an incredibly muscular body, although it is hidden by the deceptively fluffy coat that covers it. 

These cats also have a long, graceful tail, big ears, almond shaped eyes and a long, wedge shaped head. These lovely cats weigh in at six to eleven pounds. 

The Javanese has a coat that is approximately three inches long. On the tail, this cat's fur is a bit longer and bushier. 

A Javanese Lets you have a longhair breed
without the drawbacks...

Fans of the breed say that owning a Javanese gives them all of the enjoyment of a longhair breed without the drawbacks. 

The silky coats of these cats are not prone to matting or tangling, which means a weekly grooming session is all that is needed to keep them looking wonderful.

If you want a quiet cat, you may not want to own a Javanese. It is no surprise that this is a vocal breed. 

After all, the chatty Siamese and the outspoken Balinese are both in the breed's background. 

However, if you realize that the Javanese is just trying to hold a conversation, you may find that you can happily tolerate a cat breed that is a bit noisy. 

After all, these cats don't actually spend all day mewling at the top of their lungs. 

They only talk when they need something or want to welcome their beloved family members home.

The Javanese is a true lap cat and is more than happy to spend hours snuggling down beside family members. This breed will perch on shoulders, crawl under the covers, and turn itself into a living stole at every opportunity. 

Besides being cuddlers, these cats are also very intelligent. You can easily teach your cat to learn a few tricks, including fetch, coming when he is called, and walking on the leash. 

Since this breed is so outgoing and playful, people who are rarely at home may not want to own a Javanese. 

If you do decide to still choose this breed, you should consider adding a second cat to your home. Two of these active little guys will play happily together for hours. 

Of course, even with other cats to keep them company, they will still be waiting to greet their owners at the door.

So, if you want a cat with a luxurious, soft coat and a wonderful, sweet nature, then the Javanese may just be the perfect choice for you and your family.

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