Singapura Cats, Tiny Kitties With Lots Of Energy

Singapura cat is one of the smallest breeds of cats in the world, but they are most famous for their big eyes and ears!

This cat breed stands out for their small size, black-tipped tail, big eyes and ears and subtle coloring. People presume that they originally came from the streets of Singapore. They actually exist as a breed from the 1970s. Singapura cats are quiet, very intelligent and active too.

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The Singapura  cat was first developed in the early 1970s from cats found in Singapore, in the Lion City by cat fanciers Hal and Tommy Meadow.  Their kitties Ticle, Pusse, Tes, George and Gladys, plus Chiko too who was adopted later from a shelter in Singapore, were the foundation of the pedigreed Singapura.  Cats like them probably lived in Southeast Asia for at least a decade before if not longer.
There is probably some similarity with the Burmese cats, they seem to share some same characteristics.

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These tiny kitties may have a tiny little voice but they really love to speak. They are really active too. They love chasing small balls down the hall, tap dancing on keyboards, also climbing on curtains or anything else that will place him on high, or jumping on your shoulder as you walk by to go for a ride. Singapura`s are very playful. They love meeting people and are not shy at all. Despite their busy nature, they are gentle and will put aside their activities to keep you company when you are feeling under the weather.

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These cats have very few health issues. They are a natural breed so there is not that many problems present. Singapuras are generally healthy, but there is one problem that was recently discovered, the pyruvate kinase deficiency. This basically is an inherited genetic disease which is caused by a deficiency of an enzyme important for red blood cell energy metabolism. It results in hemolytic anemia. A test is available and it can determine whether a cat is a carrier, or clear of the disease. Fortunately, Singapuras with this disease can usually live a normal life.

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