Many of you may want to get a Scottish Fold Cat, well here is some information you should know about this breed of cat. The Scottish Fold is breed with a natural mutation that allows its ears to bend forward and down flat on the cats head. The Scottish Fold possesses a degree of folding of the ears, usually described as a single, double, or triple fold. The gene that causes the cats ears to fold may effect the cartilage development in other areas of the body besides the ears.
The fold in the ears makes the Scottish Fold look more like an owl instead of a cat. The reason the ears fold is due to a certain dominant gene from the male or female cat. Therefore, if the male or female Scottish Fold has folded ears, then their kittens will have folded ears as well.
In addition, Scottish Folds have folded ears and other cats have straight ears, most of the time the Scottish Fold kittens are born with straight ears. However, after the kitten is three or four weeks of age, their ears will fold or their ears will not. Moreover, after eleven or twelve weeks the owner will be able to determine if their cat is Scottish Fold or not.
If you are looking for a cat breed that will entertain your family, and stick by their side ever moment of ever hour, then the Scottish Fold cat is the cat you want. The Scottish Fold wants to be with you at all times, therefore, if you work long hours during the day, then you must get a companion for your Scottish Fold cat.
They adore human companionship and display this in their own quiet way. Scottish Folds adapt to almost any home situation and are as comfortable in a room full of noisy children and dogs as they are in a single person’s dwelling. The Scottish Fold is an undemanding cat. A clean environment, proper nutrition, and generous doses of love are its only requirements. In addition, you must be very gentile while handling or holding the Scottish Fold cat, for they are not very skittish. However, if held improperly they can be. So enjoy these little fur balls and remember the more time you spend with them the better.
Scottish Folds are friendly and docile cats, which means readily trained, and unduly curious. However, Scottish Folds are not very vocal therefore; their meow is, very silent. So therefore, you will really have to listen carefully so you can hear your Scottish Fold. The Scottish Fold is very good with children and makes friends easily with other cats. The Scottish Fold will bring the family lots of love and joyful entertainment for many years.
Due to the rarity of the Fold, and due to the fact that not every kitten born has folded ears, it is very hard for the supply to keep up with the demand. Scottish Folds are hardy cats, much like their barnyard ancestors. Their disposition matches their sweet expression.