- Adaptability: 10
- Family Affection: 10
- Game activity: 6
- Intelligence: 7
- Total health: 9
- Hair loss: 4
- Friendliness for children: 8
- Dog Friendly: 10
- Love for meow: 2
The Scottish Straight Cat, in fact, is, a variety of Scottish fold, possessing all the features character and external features. Only difference lies in the absence of folded ears.
Accordingly, speaking of the origin of Scottish Straight, one can say their pedigree comes from a white cat with hanging ears called Susie, who was born in Scotland in 1961, near the town of Kupar Angus. Farmer, who appeared on the farm such offspring, folded ears were extremely interested.
Now everyone knows that such a structure of the ears comes from genetic mutation, moreover, this mutation affects not only the ears, but can affect other body systems. But in those far years of research have not yet been conducted, and the cat is very fast gained popularity due to its extraordinary appearance.
However, even now, despite possible health complications, and Scottish fold and Scottish straight, which some Federations are ranked as one breed, and are very successful in all over the world.
There is one feature – when crossing two lop-eared individuals the probability of getting a cat with straight ears is extremely low, and here the probability of mutations is higher. And vice versa, if one of the parents has straight ears, the probability of mutations is almost leveled, and offspring will almost certainly also have straight ears.
Scottish Straight – kind and loving cats, incredibly cute and affectionate, have great charm and literally charm everyone. Life expectancy is on average about 15 years.
The body and legs are short, strong, the head is shortened, round, neck also short, like ears. It’s always possible on the face consider a smile. There are many possible colors, each of which has its own aesthetics. There are individuals with multi-colored eyes (orange and blue), although traditionally in this breed eyes are orange.
By the way, Scottish Street at a young age lends itself well training (given that cats generally train extremely difficult), and they are often trained to perform at exhibitions.
Scottish Straight cat has incredible charm, and is capable of conquer even those who, as usual, belong to cats quite indifferent. These are very affectionate and kind animals, who get along well in the family, and are able to bestow their the love of each of its members. Scottish Straight have a pronounced intelligence, able to draw conclusions, observe what is happening around, sometimes from a secluded place. This happens if you guests arrived. However, in his circle the cat more often chooses knees beloved person.
Scottish straight can be a great friend to children, though, like most cats, these pets do not like when they are too squeeze. Cats of this breed remain playful even in mature age, and in general, ripen for a long time. If you have at home and other pets – no problem, Scottish Straight is fine gets along with everyone. Only dogs can be an exception who are aggressive.
These cats are neat, do not spoil upholstered furniture and learn quickly. Moreover, they are quite active and curious, they are interested in what going around them. They feel great in seclusion, but and the company will not be uncomfortable. It concerns how kittens and adults.
Cats in general are not prone to get sick, have good health, but susceptible to “thoroughbred” diseases.
The gene responsible for unusual ears has an effect on other parts of the skeleton. There is also a special tendency towards joint problems:
Despite the fact that it is traditionally believed that crossing folding with a straight can protect the pet from such problems, this not this way.
Due to the shortened shape of the head, it can lead to brachycephalic syndrome – respiratory failure.
Also, there is a tendency to suppuration and inflammatory processes in the eyes, due to their special shape.
One of the easiest breeds to maintain is Scottish Straight. Caring for them does not take much time, but, at times, requires vigilance due to possible problems with eyes and breathing. If you you have difficulty breathing or inflammation in the corners of the eyes, it’s better contact your veterinarian immediately.
Otherwise, the cat is unpretentious – once a week you need to trim claws, brush your ears several times a week, teeth – each is better day, like eyes. Be sure to ensure that your the pet had favorite toys to keep it normal activity, did not transmit and ate quality food. Bathing – at least once a month.
Interesting Facts 1. Scottish Fold Average are more expensive than Scottish Straight. 2. In the cat litter appears about 4 kittens.
Did you know? Scottish cats come in several varieties, namely: Scottish Straight (Shorthair straight), Scottish Fold (Shorthair fold), highland straight (long-haired straight-eared) and highland fold (long-haired fold). Cats only outwardly have differences between themselves. Character and habits are the same.
|Country of origin||Scotland|
|Life span||12-15 years old|
|Weight||Males: 5-6 kg, Cats: 3-5 kg|
|Type of wool||shorthair|
|Color||any colors and patterns of wool|
|Lifestyle||outdoor / indoor|
|Group||shorthair, for children|
|Price||1000 – 1500 $|