Manx

Growth Size

Manx cats grow to a weight of 3.5 - 5.5kg

Lifespan

8 – 14 years.

Temperament

The Manx is a playful and friendly breed. They are loyal to their families and love human companionship. This breed also gets along well with children and other pets in the house.

Training Difficulty

This intelligent breed is surprisingly easy to train. With the right methods they can be taught a variety of tricks, or to retrieve items.

Recommended Owners

Well suited to most home environments, but especially great for first-time cat owners.

Origin

One of the oldest breeds, these cats were originally confined to the Isle of Man. Due to a combination of inbreeding and gene mutation, the Manx developed a dominant tailless gene.

Diet

All cats are 'obligate carnivores', which means they require meat in their diet. Taurine is essential to a cat's health, and it gets this amino acid from either wet or dry foods containing meat. Depending on factors such as size and weight, adult cats can eat a quarter to half a cup of dry food per day, or 140 – 250g of wet food per day. These amounts can be halved if feeding a diet of both wet and dry food.

Please note! The dietary guidelines specified above are only a guide and feeding may vary based on your pet's size, activity level, and metabolism.

Grooming

This breed's short hair is easy to groom, as it won't tangle. A quick brush weekly should suffice to remove any loose hairs.

Comments

The Manx is a naturally tailless breed. This is due to a dominant mutant gene that developed while the breed was confined to the Isle of Man.