Maintenance and care for munchkin: specialist advice
Caring for munchkins is not as difficult as it might seem. They do not require any special care. However, the maintenance and care of Manchkin still have features that need to be considered.
On the photo: Munchkin cat
Care for manchkin's hair involves combing (1 time per week). Short-haired munchkins are combed with a slicker, then with a comb and a massage brush, and then smooth the hair with your hands. For shine, you can wipe the wool with suede or silk. At first, a long-haired manchkin is combed with a rare comb and, if necessary, untangled, and then already, according to the same pattern as with short-haired cats.
Manchkins bathe only if necessary. It is better to choose a shampoo that matches the type of cat's coat.
Manchkin’s eyes should be wiped regularly. The cat's teeth are cleaned at least 1 time per month. Ears are regularly inspected and cleaned if necessary. If necessary, trim the munchkin claws with a special claw cutter.
The number of feeds of manchkin depends on the age of the cat.
Age of Manchkin
Number of feedings per day
Up to 4 months
4 to 12 months
3 – 4
Older than 12 months
2 – 3
The diet for a kitten of Munchkin should consist of:
- The meat.
- Sour-milk products.
Munchkin breed kitten
The diet for an adult manchkin includes:
- Meat (non-greasy).
- Dairy products.
- Fish (sea: salmon, trout, etc.)
- Cereals (but not legumes!)
- Vegetables (but not potatoes!)
- Egg yolk.
- Offal (mainly liver).
Boil meat, fish and vegetables.
Many owners prefer to feed the munchkins dry or wet industrial food. In this case, choose premium or super premium food.
Do not forget that clean drinking water should be freely available.
Munchkins are susceptible to a disease such as lordosis. The muscles that hold the spine weaken, causing pressure on the lungs and heart. Lordosis can have different degrees: both mild and severe. Unfortunately, kittens with a severe form of lordosis die most often.