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10 Must Know Facts About White Cats – For Feline Lovers

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Exotic white cats attract everyone than other cats with their gorgeous color and appearance. While seeing white color cats, it changes your mood to a peaceful, silent and a mesmerizing feeling which will help you to forget your sad thoughts and makes you enjoy the moment.

Let’s analyze more about these attractive white cats personality, breeds and health problems in this article.

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White Cat Breeds

Here are some amazing white cat breeds which can serve as an ideal pet.

Russian White:

 

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  • Origin – Russia
  • Size – Small to medium size
  • Appearance – Has pointed ears, short thick white fur, and a long tail
  • Lifespan – 15 to 20 years
  • Grooming – Little grooming necessary

White Bengal Cat:

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  • Origin – United States
  • Size – Medium
  • Appearance – White Bengals Have diamond shaped eyes, soft fur and pointed ears
  • Lifespan – 9 to 15 years
  • Grooming – Weekly brushing required

Oriental Shorthair:

 

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  • Origin – England
  • Size – Medium
  • Appearance – Has long ears, long tail, and long legs
  • Lifespan – 8 to 12 years
  • Grooming – Once a week

Van Kedisi:

 

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  • Origin – Turkey
  • Size – Medium
  • Appearance – Van cat has almond-shaped eyes, long and silky fur
  • Lifespan – 9 to 15 years
  • Grooming – Weekly grooming is required

Persian:

 

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  • Origin – Iran
  • Size – Medium
  • Appearance – Has long hair, medium tail and large eyes
  • Lifespan – 14 to 15 years
  • Grooming – Daily grooming required

Norwegian Forest Cat:

 

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  • Origin – Scandinavia
  • Size – Medium
  • Appearance – Has heavy, thick coat and muscular body
  • Lifespan – 9 to 15 years
  • Grooming – Weekly grooming is required

Ragdoll:

 

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  • Origin – United States
  • Size – Medium to large size
  • Appearance – Has long ears, blue eyes and long hair
  • Lifespan – 12 to 17 years
  • Grooming – Twice a week grooming required

Turkish Van:

 

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  • Origin – Turkey
  • Size – Large sized
  • Appearance – Has long tail, long nose and large eyes
  • Lifespan – 15 to 16 years
  • Grooming – Weekly grooming is required

Japanese Bobtail:

 

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  • Origin – Japan
  • Size – Medium-sized
  • Appearance – Has long legs, large ears, and short tail
  • Lifespan – 9 to13 years
  • Grooming – Twice a week grooming required

Siamese Cat:

 

 

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  • Origin – Thailand
  • Size – Medium sized
  • Appearance – Has almond-shaped eyes, long ears, and triangular head
  • Lifespan – 13 and 17 years
  • Grooming – Weekly grooming is required

 

White Cat Personality

Mostly, white cats are timid and they follow their owner in-house. White cats are known to get dirtier than other shaded cats. Cats are, in general, absolutely clean animals.

  • All white cats are simply beautiful. The most vital factor is to select a pretty white cat who very well suits your personality.
  • Think about other pets if you have any.
  • Kindly pick a white cat that fits your lifestyle.
  • Avoid cats with hereditary diseases.

Usually pure white cats can have the risk of deafness, skin disorder and poor vision. But not all white cats are deaf.

Deafness in White Cats

Not all but some solid white cat breeds have a genetic mutation which causes deafness in both ears. Generally, it occurs in breeds having white blue eyes. They are deaf even if they have a blue eye.

However, the white cat breeds with one hazel/green and one blue eye or gold eye can also experience deafness. Mostly, white cats with blue eyes experience deafness in one or both ears. But it is not applicable to all white cats.

Deafness does not deter a white cat from enjoying a long life. Being a deaf one means it requires supervision when spending time outdoors because of potential dangers.

Are White Cats Blind?

White cats can be blind by birth, injury, old age or illness just as other cats. They will adapt well by using other senses.

Difference Between White Cats And Albino Cats

Albino cats lack melanin and this condition is called albinism.

White cats have white fur and all albino cats can be white cats while all white cats can’t be albino cats.

Albino cats normally have pink-blue, pink,  or light blue eyes. White cats are seen with a wide range of eye colors.

White cats are commonly found while albinism is not a common phenomenon.

White Cats With Blue Eyes

Feline eyes produce an extra amount of glint when their eyes are blue.

Blue eyes happen due to two important factors-

  • A dominant white gene
  • Limitation of color to a specific body area

Experts say pointed coloration happens to naturally protect the cat. Because of pigmentation issues, the upper layer of the cat’s iris appears in a single color and the blue eyes shine through.

White cats with blue eyes include Siamese, Persian, Balinese, Javanese and Birman. They have sparkling blue eyes. According to research, 40% of white cats with blue eyes are deaf but the majority 60% can hear.

Siamese Cats

White point colors are seen over the last decade or so, the breeds original colors are recognized by the CFA.

All colors have those magical blue eyes.

Balinese Cats

With slender muscular bodies and long feathery tails, these blue-eyed cats are graceful, adorable, and intelligent.

Birman

Charismatic and sociable, Birmans’ true blue eyes are due to their colorpoints.

Javanese

This charming blue-eyed kitty is sociable and graceful, communicating when something really disturbs him.

Javanese cats are born white but the warmer areas turn white or cream and the cooler areas turn dark.

Turkish Angora

The most common for this cat breed is blue and they are known to be as loyal as dogs.

Ragdolls

These are excellent lap cats and appear happiest when around people. With glowing sapphire-like eyes, Ragdolls are the friendliest cats.

Himalayan

Himalayans are always blue colored and their shape and stature are similar to the Persian.

White Cats With Yellow Eyes

White cats with yellow eyes are mindblowing and out of the world. Take a look at the European Burmese white cats and the British Shorthairs.

British Shorthair

Considered as the oldest cat breeds in Britain, the British Shorthair cats originated in Rome, Italy.

CFA recognized this breed in 1980. With copper or yellow eyes, these cats have beautiful sweet faces.

These patient, affectionate cats are social and they are wonderful for those with cat-friendly dogs and children.

White Cats With Green Eyes

Eye colors are genetically associated with coat color. All pointed cats are known to have blue eyes.

Cats mostly white may have copper, gold, green, or blue eyes.

White with green eyes is less likely to be deaf than white cats with blue eyes.

Some white cats with green eyes include Norwegian forest cat, Russian white or oriental foreign white.

Pedigreed cats popular for their eye colors include-

  • Russian blue with solid green eyes
  • Egyptian Mau with gooseberry green eyes

White Cat Foods

Here are some healthy foods that you can feed your cats.

  • Cooked meat
  • Oatmeal
  • Fish
  • Cooked eggs
  • Fresh vegetables
  • Fish oil
  • Cheese
  • Bread
  • Fresh fruit

White Cat Names

These cats are magnificent and require a neat name. Check out these white cat names.

  • Daisy
  • Peppermint Party
  • Chilly
  • Tic Tac
  • Boo
  • Chowder
  • Casper
  • Misty
  • Coconut
  • Lily
  • Daisy
  • Chilly
  • Boo
  • Tic tac
  • Peppermint patty
  • Casper
  • Coco
  • Chowder
  • Misty

Special White Cat Names

  • Floure – Based on “white flowers”
  • Zima – In Slavic language, winters are called Zima
  • Bailey – Named after a pale colored liquor
  • Milky – The galaxy we are presently living
  • Vanilla Ice – A tribute to the 90s rapper Robert Van Winkle
  • Blizz – The short form for blizzard
  • Frost – Winters are also known as Frost
  • Birch – Trees with white-barks

Popular White Cat Names

  • Star
  • Luna
  • Cinderella
  • Alaska
  • Pearl
  • Angel
  • Fairy
  • Ivory
  • Cottontail

Fabulous Fluffy White Cats Names

  • Snow White
  • Fluffernutter
  • Furby
  • Creampuff
  • Snuggles
  • Marshmallow
  • Nimbus

 Celebrity White Cat Names

CelebritiesWhite Cat Names
Singer KeshaMr. Fluffy pants
Actress Jacqueline FernandezMiu Miu
Actress Alia BhattEdward
Karl LagerfeldChoupette
Singer /Actress Taylor SwiftOlivia Benson
Singer Susan Boyle Pebbles
Actress Cameron DiazLittle Man
Regis PhilbinSenior Kittizen
Actress Mia Farrow Malcolm
Actress Audrey HepburnSimone

White Kitten Names

  • Dandelion
  • Pingu – The famous cartoon penguin
  • Hannah Banana – A famous TV celeb
  • Shiro – In Japanese, white color is called “Shiro”
  • Alba – Means “White” in Latin
  • Finn – Means “Fair” in Irish
  • Bianca – Italians  name their babies “Bianca” or “White”

White Cats Health Problems

Some common health issues in white cats are,

Vomiting:

Vomiting is a common problem faced by cats due to eating something inedible or poisonous.

  • Symptoms: Drooling

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Diseases (FLUTD):

FLUTD is a group of feline disease with multiple causes. It often occurs to cats due to eating dry foods, overweight and unfit.

  • Symptoms: Bloody urine, dehydration, depression, straining to urinate and vomiting.
  • Treatment: Fluid therapy, antibiotics, and urinary acidifiers.

 Fleas:

Ticks and fleas are a common external feline health problem.

  • Symptoms: Hair loss, red or irritated skin, hot spots or skin infections, and frequent licking.
  • Treatment: Comb cats fur with a flea comb.

Diarrhea:

Diarrhea in cats caused due to allergies, liver disease, infection, spoiled food, and cancer.

  • Symptoms: Vomiting, lethargy, loss of appetite and fever.
  • Treatment: Anti-diarrhea medication.

Tapeworms:

One of the common feline health problems inside cats, tapeworms live in your cats intestine.

  • Symptoms: Weight loss, vomiting.
  • Treatment: Oral or topical medication.

Eye problems:

Eye problems for cats caused due to viruses, trauma, cataracts, conjunctivitis, retinal disease, and inflammation.

  • Symptoms: Watery eyes, cloudiness, tear-stained fur and squinting.
  • Treatment: Treat with vet prescribed ointment and drops.

White Cat Care

Spend time with your feline as this may strengthen the bond. Your cat needs daily activities. Vaccinate your cats as per cat vaccination schedule. Spaying or neutering cats will give many positive benefits. Visit your vets regularly for good health care of your kitten. Follow cat foods feeding guide. Choose high-quality cat food.

White Cat Breed Grooming Tips

A white cat with a fluffy undercoat may need brushing twice a week. White cats with no undercoat and short-hair might need brushing once a week.

Most white cats are known to produce other stains and eye tears on their coats and faces. Using stain remover wipes will not only be beneficial to your cat but also easy for you too.

As you brush check the cat’s skin condition. Clean your cat’s teeth with regularly with a proper toothbrush. To avoid skin diseases use sunscreen as prevention.

White Cat Breeders

Contact a reputed white cat breeder in your locality and never buy one without any papers. Do your own research and ask friends, relatives for more information.

Visit the breeder’s place and check it out for yourself.

Be patient and never rush. Avoid breeders who offer discounts.

White Cat Price

Buying a white cat from a reputed shelter can cost mostly between $50 – $100. Buying a purebred kitten from a well-recognized breeder costs between $350 and $1,500 depending on the color and breed.

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