Reasons for and against having a Manx cat as a pet
The Manx cat was first seen in the 1700s and has become quite popular over the years. The most distinctive feature of this breed is that some of them are sized while some have short tails and some have regular tails. A short size or tail is a characteristic that makes it attractive to people looking for something unusual in a pet cat.
While they come in all sorts of tail configurations, the main feature of these cats is heads that are round with cradle-shaped ears when viewed from behind. It is a stocky-bodied cat with longer legs at the rear than at the front. Although they look different than most cats, the Manx will display many of the same characteristics as most cats along with some characteristics of dogs.
These are indoor cats that should be spayed or neutered and make sure they have something to scratch on. They like high places, so if you can’t find them, look around and you’ll probably find them on a shelf or the back of a chair.
The Manx cat is highly intelligent and extremely playful. His behavior is often mistaken for that of a dog as they love to fetch things and will follow you around the house. They make good guard cats and are very protective of their territory and will attack an intruder regardless of size or type. They are very sociable and really like to be around humans.
A Manx will enjoy playing in the water. If he lets water drip into your bathroom or kitchen, he may find his pet playing in your sink. These pets are known to enjoy a bath which is ideal for owners who want to bathe their cats without getting scratched.
Your Manx cat will be good at learning commands and is therefore usually easy to train. They are not a complicated and complex animal, which makes them ideal for owners who want a companion as well as a pet.
A Manx is usually a calm cat without much verbalization, although it will “chirp” at its young or its humans and growl when protecting its territory. Even a cat in heat is pretty cool about it.
A Manx pet is interested in everything and will therefore play at all hours of the day or night. You may be disturbed at any time, which could be a problem for you and your home. If you don’t want to be disturbed by your pet, the best option would be to keep your cat out of your room at night.
Manx syndrome is the main health problem of a Manx and it could be a big concern for you. This causes a shortening of the spine and can be extremely painful and damaging to the cat, causing problems down the road. Buying your Manx pet from a reputable breeder will eliminate most problems like this. Another thing you may want to do is purchase insurance that can help you with the expensive bills associated with Manx syndrome.
Getting a cat that is free of Manx syndrome will mean that you will have a pet that will have no more medical problems than any other type of cat. Due to the high degree of intelligence, loving nature coupled with a relatively long lifespan makes a Manx pet a highly desirable addition to any family.
Consider all of these options when looking to get a Manx cat. Once you know everything there is to know about them, you’ll be able to decide if this particular type of pet cat is what you want within your home or as a companion. I think you’ll agree that not only are they unusual, but they also make good pets.