Australian Mist, A Very Sociable, Mewing Kitten
Friendly, playful and “chatty”. So we can describe the Australian Mist, a kitten that resulted from the crossing of several breeds in search of a sociable, friendly and affectionate animal, and with a particular coat. So today, we’ll tell you more about the beautiful ‘Australian Mist’.
Australian and 70s
As its name suggests, the breed has its origins in Australia. In the mid-1970s, its breeder, Truda Straede, crossed specimens of:
- common short
In the beginning, it was called Spotted Mist. But in 1998, the current name was adopted because, as the breed developed, more standards emerged.
Currently, the Australian Mist is in the process of being recognized by the main feline associations. And it has been gaining popularity, little by little, outside of Oceania.
Physical Appearance of the Race
The kittens of this domestic cat are generally robust, but as they grow they take on the appearance of a normal cat. Also, other physical characteristics of this adorable kitten are:
- Average size
- Weight: between three and six kilos (males) and between two and five (females)
- Body: muscular and strong
- Coat: short, shiny and silky
- Head: Rounded and medium in size, with firm chin
- Eyes: expressive, large, slightly rounded and in different shades of green
- Nose: broad and long
- Ears: Medium, with wide base and rounded tips
- Feet: Medium length, muscular and strong, with oval claws
- Tail: Long and tapered towards the tip
Australian Mist colors and patterns
On the other hand, there are several colors that this breed of very mewing felines can have :
A cat that adapts to circumstances
The Australian Mist is an ideal pussy to live with young children. In addition to its good character, it has little aggressiveness and is very tolerant to manipulation.
It is worth noting that this is a cat that has no problems adapting to different environments, from a big house to a small apartment.
Active, outgoing, affectionate and very sweet, he loves the company of human family members. In addition, it lives peacefully with other pets, especially if it is neutered.
However, he doesn’t like to spend a lot of time alone and tries to play with his owner assiduously. So this is a point to keep in mind if you decide to have a pet of this breed.
Australian Mist: healthy and very clean
This beautiful breed of cat has a life expectancy of between 15 and 18 years. They are normally in good health, but may develop some urinary tract and eye problems.
In any case, regular visits to the veterinarian are necessary to check that everything is going well and to comply with the vaccination and deworming schedule. Also, to make sure we are feeding you correctly, according to your age and lifestyle.
On the other hand, the Australian Mist doesn’t need much specific care. Like any good kitten, it’s very clean. What’s more, it sheds little hair, so it’s enough to brush it occasionally to keep its coat flawless.