STANDARD MUNCHKIN KITTENS AND SOTTISH FOLD KITTENS FOR SALE
Who We Are
Hoe we socialize our munchkins
Health Questions on how our munchkin cats are cared for and fed
Munchkin temperament and personality
He is an outgoing cat who likes to be handled. He has a lot of energy and is faster and more agile than he looks. Think of a low-slung sports car and you'll understand.
The friendly Munchkin enjoys playing with children and other cats and dogs. On the rare occasion that he's not on the move, expect to see him straighten up on his hind legs to glance at something of interest. He's not the type to jump buildings in one leap, but he's quite capable of making his way to high places if he wants to.
It just needs a little longer. The Munchkin is very intelligent. Challenge his brain by teaching him tricks and providing him with puzzle toys that will reward him with kibble or treats when he learns to manipulate them. Always choose a kitten from a breeder who raises litters at home and handles them from a young age. Meet with at least one of the parents, and ideally both, to make sure they have a good temperament.
The basics of grooming the Munchkin
Use a gentle cleanser recommended by your veterinarian. Brush his teeth frequently with a veterinarian-approved pet toothpaste for general good health and fresh breath.
Begin brushing, nail trimming, and toothbrushing when your cat is still a kitten, and she'll be comfortable with these activities afterward.
Munchkins are generally healthy and don't seem to have spinal issues, but they are a young breed so that could change.
It is always wise to buy a cat from a breeder who offers a written health guarantee.Remember, after welcoming a new kitten into your home, you have the power to protect them from one of the most common health problems - obesity. Maintaining a Munchkin at an appropriate weight is one of the easiest ways to protect their overall health.
Origin of Munchkin
The cat at the origin of this transformation is actually an alley cat with rather short and very remarkable paws. The first to focus on this breed not yet known to the public or to feline entities is Sandra Hochenedel.
It is also to her that we owe the development of this breed. The only specimen of the breed that she found in her time was called Blackberry, a female. Her first litter in 1983 gave kittens some of which had all the genetic traits, including short legs.
From then on, the future of the breed was thus guaranteed. The revelation of the breed to the general public took place at the mythical Madison Square Garden in 1991, 8 years after the first births. Although the arrival of this new genus was not shared by all, the breed nevertheless obtained recognition from the International Cat Association. Suspecting a genetic anomaly in the Munchkin, some organizations such as the International Feline Federation have remained resistant.
The characteristics of Munchkin
Its smallness is compensated by its robustness conferred by its hard bones. It is in no way less developed than a European cat. Despite the arched legs in some Munchkins, they are still strong on their feet. Apart from the legs, other traits are the characteristics of this breed of felids.
Its particular triangular head consists of large ears rather distant and rounded at the top, large piercing and sparkling eyes without a defined color. The head in males is more imposing than in females. The body is remarkably long and voluminous. The tail is also, rounded at the end, bushy and thick. Its coat is sometimes long and bristly for some, sometimes short or medium-long and soft for others.
It has the advantage of losing very little hair. The endless possibility of coat color as well as the eyes add a little more charm to this species. In general, there are disparities in the morphological aspect between the male and the female Munchkin. The males weigh between 3 and 4 kg, the less physically imposing females weigh between 2 and 3.5 kg. Their average size is 21 cm and around 23 cm at the most.
What makes this breed, big kittens. The female carries her young for 65 days before giving birth. Munchkins can live for 13 years or even 18 years in a healthy environment.