Cat Breed Guide: Munchkin
Posted on September 21, 2015 under Cat Topics
By Dr. Fiona, a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a dog insurance and cat insurance agency.
About the Munchkin
Weight: Females 4-8 lb, Males 6-10lb
Points of conformation: The limbs are shortened and slightly bowed and thick. The wrist may turn outward due to forearm shortening. Medium length body with long tapered tail and compact feet. They have a slightly waddling gait.
Coat: Medium and semi-long haired varieties exist. Plush texture with minimal to silky fine under coat.
Color: All colors and patterns are accepted.
Grooming needs: Minimal grooming needs, weekly brushing.
Origin: Louisiana, United States
Behavior Traits: Playful and curious
Is a Munchkin cat right for You?
The munchkin cat is not well-suited to an outdoor lifestyle due to it’s shortened limbs. They get along well with other pets and dogs. They tend to keep their kitten-like tendencies well into adulthood.
Common Illnesses, Medical Conditions and Accidents for the Munchkin
According to the number of cat insurance claims Pets Best receives
|Medical Issue||Expensive Claim|
|Inflammatory Bowel Disease||$38|
|Constipation – undiagnosed||$386|
|Vomiting – undiagnosed||$1,006|
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