Be smitten by Singapura
Singapura is an elegant, muscular, affectionate, intelligent and inquisitive cat. She is an ideal companion! If you are blessed with a Singapura, you will definitely ask for more!
As the name suggests, Singapuras originated from Singapore. In the mid 1970s, cat breeder Tommy Meadow brought them to America. They are now capturing the hearts of their pet parents across the world.
Singapuras are small to medium cats, their expression with those large eyes is very appealing and adds to the charm of their personality. They come in one colour – sepia brown, ticking on a warm ivory background. There are leg markings which occur as dark bars. They have distinctive facial markings known as cheetah lines which extend from the inner corner of the eyes to the nose. Their nose and eyes should have a dark outline.
These sweet natured cats with a gentle temperament love to be around people. They are not noisy or pushy but will talk to their pet parents with gentle voices. They like to be off the ground and can often be found on the top of cupboards, on shelves or on their pet parent’s shoulders, anywhere to get a better view of the world. They enjoy warmth and if not with their pet parents can often be found in the warmest spot in the house.
Come Out & Play!
As kittens of Singapuras are mischievous and amusing but they are easy to care for with a kitten diet, a warm bed, litter tray and toys. However, it is often their pet parents’ bed that they will choose to sleep in, if allowed. Their playfulness remains with them throughout their lives and being very active and inquisitive they have to investigate everything. They love to play interactive games with their pet parents. Laser light pens and table tennis balls are ideal for this although they also quickly learn to fetch a small toy that is thrown for them. You must have the time to spend with your Singapura friend or they will become bored.
Just Groom Me Little
Grooming a Singapura is easy with her short coat. A weekly brushing with a soft brush and a rub over with a chamois will bring out a shine in her coat. Indoor cats like Singapura may need their front claws clipped as these quickly grow into short points so that they need a strong scratching post.
Health – No Issues!
Singapuras are robust and hardy cats who enjoy life. Their health is generally good, although they are small in stature. You are not so much a pet parent of a Singapura so much as a member of their family – such is the charm of these cats. Living with a Singapura is certainly not dull and once owned by, you will never want to be without one.
(Jane Brooks is based in England. She has been breeding Singapuras for the last 19 years and smitten by this small breed with full of character)