|Weight||10-16 pounds for males; 8-14 pounds for females|
|Life Expectancy||12 – 15 years|
The Cyprus cat developed a strong and solid body, due of years of living in mountainous areas. Despite the fact that these feisty kitties have a muscular body, they look elegant as their long neck and back balanced their structure.
They usually weigh about 15 pounds, making it a medium feline and is known for its triangular head and straight cheek line. One of the intriguing aspects of this breed is that the eyes will match with the coat shading – which implies that you will know whether your feline is wearing coloured contact lens.
The coat colours are free-for-all with all shades aside from lilac, chocolate, fawn, and cinnamon and their coat is thick but sleek. Coat patterns are tabby, colorpoint, mink, and striped tabby cat.
This is an incredibly affectionate cat, ideal for your home regardless of whether you have kids or other pets. In fact, they love people so much that they are categorised as a lap cat and that is an uncommon trait among most cat breeds.
They want to play and are extremely curious and inquisitive. They will seek attention and they also love to explore your home so you might see them pawing at your door handles or attempting to open drawers.
The Cyprus cat thrives on plenty of affection, attention and playtime. Spend time entertaining your cat and they will shower you with all their love.
Research shows that one of the oldest domesticated cats are most likely the Cyprus. In 2004, archeologists from Shillourokambus, a Neolithic site, found human remains along with some cat remains, most likely ancestors of the modern-day Cyprus cat. This unearthed cat remains had the attributes of an Egyptian cat, probably brought to Cyprus 4,000 years prior.
The Cyprus cat is not considered a breed of itself and is not recognized as such.
Credits: Pretty Litter, Dogalize