Balines: reviews. “Balinese cats are the smartest!”
Balinese cat character
Balinese cats are sanguine. This is not a cushion, but the cat will not jump on the top either. They behave quite adequately: they ate, slept, ate, talked. And playfulness is maintained for life.
An undoubted plus of balinesis - they are very patient, including in relation to children.
Breeder's Observations: My girlfriend has a two year old grandson. And when he comes to us, he whips my cat like a pillow and lays on it. The cat from under it can meow, but I say: we must endure, it is a small child, and it suffers.
Balinese cats get along well with other pets, even rodents. They understand that they can’t eat their own. Balinese can make friends with other cats and dogs.
I have snails of Achatina. Cats lick them - they probably want to eat snails, but they understand that they are also pets.
I really liked the program on Animal Planet, which began like this: "This is balinese, and he is the smartest." And indeed it is! Because you can’t leave the chicken pan unattended - they will open it and eat it. And the locker will open.
Breeder's observations: Balinese cats are distinguished by the fact that they are attached not to the place, but to the owner. Even if you are riding with a cat in a reserved seat car, he will burn a walk along it, everyone will eat everything, but he will return to mommy.
Balinese cats like plasticine. They are very trained and can be taught anything. For example, I have “Handle” commands, etc., and cats willingly execute them. We even participate in cat agility at exhibitions - why not?
Balineses respond to their nickname. And I have a cat, which I change nicknames every three days - and it responds to everything.
Thanks to this learning ability, it’s easy to wean them from “harmfulness” - just puff at the right time with some water from the spray gun.
You can walk Balinese cats on the street, but personally I am very afraid of ticks and the like, therefore, even if the cats are processed, I do not risk it. However, cats go with me to the country and there they walk on the site, not leaving the fence.
But it is necessary to deal with them and train, communicate and talk, explain. And then they will be what you want.
Breeder's Observations: I really like that Balinese meets me from work. There has never been such a thing that I come, and my cats are sleeping. They all come, hug, kiss, snuggle. They really miss separation, this is clear. And no matter what they are busy, but if you call them, they drop everything and run to me.
Balinese cats have favorite family members. For example, one of the cats loves my husband very much and looks at him as God. And to us with his daughter he relates like this: "well, you are nothing too."
Balinese cats love communication and follow us everywhere. Everyone is sleeping with us too. Moreover, they rest their head against her husband, and their feet - against me.
The Balinese need a company, and it doesn’t matter who it is: a man, a dog, another cat or a parrot.
Care and maintenance of a Balinese cat
A big plus of balinesis - they do not mark. Even unsterilized cats. Of course, I can’t speak for everyone, but this applies to the "graduates" of our nursery in full. Perhaps this is just a good heredity.
As for the accustoming to the tray, then we do not even do this. Exactly a month, kittens go to the tray - that's all. But I always warn new owners: the filler should be the one to which the kitten is used: only lumps odorless. Then, over time, you can retrain.
Breeder's Observations: Balinese cats have almost no undercoat, so molting can be said to not, despite the fact that the breed is considered semi-long-haired. After all, the undercoat sheds mainly, but the wool does not. Shedding can only be seen on nerves, after stress.
By the way, Balinese cats have an interesting wool texture - like the Angora rabbit. Perhaps it is because of this that Balinese cats are in the top 10 hypoallergenic breeds.
Balinese cats are not afraid of the cold. We have a glazed but unheated balcony, and even in winter they like to walk there. It is believed that it is even useful for wool, and the color becomes brighter.
Feeding Balinese Cats
Balineses are hunters, so frozen raw meat must be present in the diet. They also eat dry food. But there are strange taste preferences. For example, one of our cats loves Easter cakes. And he knows: if I paint eggs today, then tomorrow there will be a treat, and in the morning it is the first “for distribution”. And another cat was very fond of long Belarusian chips. Some cats love olives and olives.
They are not obese. These are “bird cats”: they pecked and walked away. They do not eat up at night, like some people. I’d like to learn it myself ...
Balinese Cat Health
Balinese cat is an indigenous breed, they are long-livers. Balinese live, usually 20 - 25 years.
There are no special pathologies and health problems in Balinese cats.
Photo from the personal archive of Lilia Maslenikova