Manx

The Manx looks remarkably like the British Shorthair—except it has no tail, of course! The Manx is known for its roundedness. It has a large, round head and prominent cheeks. The ears are set high on the head and are angled slightly outwards. They taper from a broad base to a rounded tip. The Manx's eyes are large and round and the eye colour is in keeping with the coat colour. The robust body is solid, with a broad chest and short back. The rump is rounded and should be higher than the shoulders. The legs are short and powerful, with the back legs being slightly longer than the fore legs. Only the 'grumpy' with no tail or the grumpy riser, who has a slightly risen tail bone, can enter into cat shows.

 

 

Country of Origin
Britain
Colour

Comes in many colours and patterns including tabby, tortoiseshell and calico

Cost
Size
Health
The Manx’s ‘deformed’ spine may cause some problems. If misshaped vertebrae affect the spine the cat may be prone to arthritis in old age. In some cats the anal passage may be narrowed and this can cause bowel blockages. Prone to obesity.
Life Span

10-12 yers

Intelligence
Their origin as working cats makes Manx cats both intelligent and playful
Suitability (Children)
High
Feeding

Requires approximately 70 Kcals per kg bodyweight per day of food. 

Feeding Cost
Hair Shed
Little
Ailments
The Manx’s ‘deformed’ spine may cause some problems. If misshaped vertebrae affect the spine the cat may be prone to arthritis in old age. In some cats the anal passage may be narrowed and this can cause bowel blockages. Prone to obesity.
Grooming Requirements
Comb or brush once or twice a week
The tailless Manx cat hails from the Isle of Man. Its taillessness is caused by a mutation that is thought to have originated amongst the island's short-haired cat population.


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