American Wirehair Cat
American wirehair cat is the result of a spontaneous mutation on a kitten born for two American short hair parents. Now they are available in a range of colors. Their coat makes them separate from other cats and they are hard to touch. Each and every hair including the whiskers are crimped, bent and hooked. The hairs are springy, are of medium lengthen, coarse, dense and resilient. These cats are of large to medium sized with strong muscles. They are found to have strong legs and full firm paws. American wirehair cats are having well developed chin and muzzle and hence they have prominent chin with round shaped head. The ears are set considerably apart and are of medium size and haveÂ a round shape. The tail is also of medium length.
The American wirehair cats are available in cream, white, black smoke, shaded silver, classic tabby pattern, blue cream, calico etc. The eye are round, large and wide set with color ranges of brilliant gold, deep blue, black, tortoiseshell, red, green, odd-eyed, hazel etc and among them the most commonly seen eye color is brilliant gold. The weight of the cat ranges from 8 to 15 pounds. The male cats are larger than females. They have a life span of around 15 years.
American wirehair cat will get accustomed to the living situation easily. These cats prefers to be around you but don’t like to sit in your lap. They will join with the family members when ever the family is involved in some action. These cats are very friendly and will go along with kids also. They can even make company with other pets in your home. They like to play in the garden and racing around the building. They do not require much attention.
Cares of American Wirehair Cat
Usually they do not have any specific diet habit. While some of them shows allergy towards some food and hence they need a high quality food. They also prefer to have hairball preventive as they have rough hair.
Most of these cats are resistant to diseases, while some of them may have allergy problems.
Because of their dense coat they are prone to have hairballs and hence they require brushing at least once in a week. Regular bathing habits are goods for them to remove the oil from the skin..