Maltese cat

Life expectancy

16 years




5.5 kg

Coat texture

undercoat / long / shiny

Coat color

all colors with white markings except chocolate, lilac, color-point, cinnamon and fawn

Common illnesses

feline neonatal isoerythrolysis

Food expenses per month in €

about € 58

Suitable for children

Rather yes

Compatible with other animals

Rather not

First cat suitable

Rather yes

Needs a balcony

Rather not

Needs to go free

Rather not




Needs much attention

Care and grooming

Medium grooming effort


intelligent / playful / attached / likes to retrieve / peaceful / cheeky / stubborn / fond of peace and quiet / likes to observe

Common illnesses

feline neonatal isoerythrolysis

Place of origin


Short description

The Maltese cat is particularly human-oriented, and is especially focused on only one attachment figure. She likes to be engaged in different activites and is eager to learn. She loves a quiet environment, therefore you do not need another cat as a companion for her. In case your home can get very hectic make sure she has a quiet place.

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.