American Curl Cat Behavior/Personality/feeding

The American Curl is a breed of cat that wraps itself around your heart. If they could curl up inside you and stay there they would. Such a loving breed of cat. They come from domestic street cats and the breed was discovered in 1981 in California. They have come a long way and have been modified from large to semi foreign type. They come in all colors. They get their name because of their ears. They curl back toward the base of the skull. The curl can vary from first degree to 3rd degree which is the preferred. They are a very elegant breed and are very curious and their ears make them look even more impish.
The ideal American Curl is a medium sized, alert cat with an elegant appearance and a sweet, open expression complimented by their remarkable ears. At birth, Curl kittens look like any other kitten, but between one and seven days the ears get firmer and start to plump up and curve back. American Curls come in both longhair and shorthair with both varieties having soft, silky, lustrous, flat-lying coats.

American Curls are very people-oriented, faithful, and affectionate cats. They love companionship and adjust remarkably fast to other pet animals, children, and new situations. Curls are even-tempered and intelligent. They are known for their affinity with children.

American Curl Cat
American Curl Cat

The American Curl is a breed of cat characterized by its unusual ears, which curl back from the face toward the center of the back of the skull. The breed originated in Lakewood, California as the result of a spontaneous mutation. In June, 1981, two stray kittens were found and taken in by the Ruga family. The kittens were both longhaired, one black and the other black and white. The family named them Shulamith and Panda respectively, but Panda disappeared several weeks later, making Shulamith the foundation female of the American Curl breed. In 1983, an American Curl was exhibited at a cat show for the first time, and in 1987, the longhaired American Curl was given championship status by The International Cat Association. In 1993, the American Curl became the first breed admitted to the Cat Fanciers' Association Championship Class with both longhair and shorthair divisions .

The American Curl is a medium sized cat (5-10 lbs), and does not reach maturity until 2-3 years of age. They are strong and healthy, remarkably free of the genetic defects that affect many purebred cats.

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