Life expectancy

14 years




4.5 kg

Coat texture

silky / short

Coat color

black, eye color from copper to gold-colored

Common illnesses

high risk of inbreeding

Food expenses per month in €

about € 48

Suitable for children

Rather yes

Compatible with other animals

Rather not

First cat suitable

Rather yes

Needs a balcony

Rather yes

Needs to go free

Rather yes




Needs much attention

Care and grooming

Medium grooming effort


intelligent / playful / vivid / curious / attached / social / active / likes to retrieve / cheeky / confident

Common illnesses

high risk of inbreeding

Place of origin


Short description

The Bombay cat reminds of a miniature panther. She occupies a lot of her owner's attention. She is very balanced, attached and her nature is quite similar to the nature of dogs. She likes to be outdoors and likes to hunt. In case she is indoors she also needs a lot of action. If she is not satisfied she vocalizes her discomfort quite loudly. The Bombay needs mental exercises as well, but also loves to cuddle becasue she is very soft and affectionate.

This information is indicative and adheres to the breed standard. Each animal is an individual and has a personal character, as well as its own needs. Thus, a breed is not a guarantee of certain behaviors, etc.