Munchkin cats – all you need to know and more

If you’re looking to learn more about the adorable Munchkin cats, you’ve come to the right place.

Introducing: Munchkin cats

munchkin cats

These sweet, people loving, furry little balls of charm. They developed from a genetic mutation and are characterized by having stubby, short legs and a dwarf like appearance. Munchkin cats ‘come’ in a variety of coat colors and types, including both short and long hair.

LIFE EXPECTANCY

These cats have an average life expectancy of 12-15 years. Needless to say it also depends on other variables such as life circumstances and general health.

PERSONALITY

Munchkin cats are very friendly and social cats. Despite being cats, you should have no problem training them. They are very affectionate and get along wonderfully with people, Making them a wonderful family pet. Munchkins love to play and along with their kitten like appearance they seem to maintain their kitten like personality as well.

CHILDREN AND OTHER PETS

Munchkins are just adorable fluff balls who will simply get along with everyone. They respond well to being handled and will enjoy a good playtime session with your kids or other family pets anytime. They may be small, but are still able to run around and do everything a regular cat would do.

SHEDDING

Like all cats, Munchkin cats shed. Shedding amounts are dependent on the Munchkin’s specific kind of coat, mainly it’s length. When you have a problem with shedding, you should reconsider getting a Munchkin.

HEALTH

Despite their genetic mutation Munchkin cats are a relatively healthy breed. Munchkin kittens are vulnerable to Lordosis, a rare spinal condition that comes in different levels of severity and can be fatal.

Here’s An adorable Munchkin cat

After all this reading, here’s what you were really waiting for, a cute Munchkin cat video:

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