Class: FIFe classification - not recognized, WCF classification - recognized
Usage: domestic cat
Color: black or brown tabby on a light background
Sizes: height at the withers: 30-35 cm, weight: cats - 6-10 kg, cats - 3-5 kg
Life span: 10-12 years
Pixie-Bob (photo shows the cat in all its glory) - an unusual representative of the cat family, this is a real elf ("pixie" in English means "elf") with a short tail and habits of a lynx.
Behind the gracefulness of a cat lies a loyal and faithful canine character.
Despite the fact that wild blood flows in the veins of the pixie-bean, it is truly a pet, completely non-conflict and balanced.
Who is more afraid of whom?
The pixie-Bob cat is a young breed, it was bred only in the 80s of the last century.
Rumor has it that breeders deliberately wanted to get a pet that looked like an untamed lynx, is it really not known for certain to this day.
Continuing to consider this theory, it is also necessary to note that scientists crossed domestic cats with representatives of various wild and forest cats, whose tails were short.
One way or another, by the end of the 80s, breeders managed to achieve positive results. The breed was registered in 1995.
The World Cat Federation recognized the pixie-bean, but the International Cat Federation refused to recognize the breed.
Important! Pixie beans are not recommended for export from Canada and the United States, and therefore this breed is very rare in our country and CIS countries today. In Russia, no more than 20 individuals live.
Despite the calm nature, pixie-bob loves to run, jump, walk. This cat will quickly find a common language with children
Meet the pixy bob! She is not afraid of water and can walk on a leash, friendly with her friends and distrustful of strangers, loyal to the owner and his family - the canine character of the pixie-bean captivates with its uniqueness and openness:
- Sociability. Pixie-Bob is a wonderful companion cat and companion, like a Scottish fold cat and Scottish Straight , an active participant in all household chores. At the same time, the cat does not meow loudly, but makes pleasant chest sounds.
- Devotion. One of the most striking character traits that are inherent in the pixie-bean.
- Calm nature. Cats of this breed are calm and restrained, these animals do not cause any trouble to their owners and behave as decently as possible.
- Lack of aggression. Get along well with other animals, but keep them at a distance. With proper education, they are almost perfect.
Pixie-Bob - a great companion and companion, an active participant in all household chores
- Activity. Like Somali and Norwegian forest cats , despite their calm nature, these cats love to run, jump, walk, they will quickly find a common language with their children.
- Tenderness. Very affectionate creatures, they love attention to their person, however, they are not intrusive.
- High intelligence. Smart animals with highly developed intuition, obedient, understand the owner almost the first time.
Important! Another distinctive feature of pixie beans is conservatism, these cats are hard on change, and therefore it is not recommended to transport them from place to place. Animals need constant contact with humans; in their absence, cats quickly run wild.
Pixie-Bob cats are calm and restrained, these animals do not cause any trouble to their owners and behave as decently as possible
Pixie-Bob domestic cats are universal - they are suitable for families with children, and for older people. It is worth noting that ragdoll and chinchilla cats can compete in this quality.
Sociable and gullible animals will brighten up any rainy day and make it warm and cozy.
Pixie bob is playing hide and seek
How to choose a kitten
Healthy kittens are active and mobile, they have a wet nose, clean eyes and ears.
The cats are well-fed, the head has the shape of an inverted pear, the muzzle is long, like a Maine Coon , with a wide nose, large low-set ears.
Important! Very often, pixie beans have an abnormal number of fingers on their paws from 5 to 7, the phenomenon is called polydactyly, it does not in any way affect the cleanliness of a kitten and its participation in exhibitions.
If you decide to buy a pixy bean, contact a nursery with professional breeders.
You will be presented not only the price of the animal, but also a full consultation on the maintenance and care of the kitten.
The cost of kittens is due to low availability - the price starts from 50 thousand rubles.
Pixie-Bob domestic cats are universal - they are suitable for families with children, and for older people
Caring for a pixy-bean can not be called tedious, because having a short coat, the animal practically does not shed, even the immediate molting period is not very pronounced in this feline.
The pixie-bean does not need regular combing and bathing. It is enough to comb the cat with a furminator 1-2 times every two weeks, take water procedures - as necessary.
You should also remember about caring for your ears and eyes.
Cats of the breed pixie-bob are very fond of walking, it is not recommended to refuse them this privilege, after all, the ancestors of pets were forest savages
As in the case of caracal and domesticated ocelot , cats can be kept both in a country house and in an apartment.
Note! Cats of this breed, like savannahs , love to walk, it is not recommended to refuse them this privilege, after all, the ancestors of pets were forest savages.
In the first year of keeping the kitten, it is important to devote time and attention, otherwise suffering from loneliness will lead the animal to wildness.
Do not forget about adult cats, age-old pixies also need love and care.
In the first year of keeping the kitten, it is important to devote time and attention, otherwise suffering from loneliness will lead the animal to wildness. Do not forget about adult cats, age-old pixies also need love and care
In food, pixy beans are unpretentious, the main thing is that their diet is as balanced as possible. You can feed the animal with natural food with a predominance of meat products, as well as give dry food .
In the case of alternative feeding, dry nutrition should be of high quality, not lower than the premium class. It is not allowed to combine two types of food together, priority is given to one.
Cats of this breed are intelligent animals with highly developed intuition, obedient, understand the owner almost the first time.
Pixie-Bob cats have good forest health, they feel great at any time of the year, are not afraid of cold temperatures. Strong immunity of pixy beans prevents the development of diseases characteristic of cats.
Devotion is one of the most striking traits inherent in the breed.
The first vaccination is given to babies at the age of 12 weeks; a month before the vaccination, the animal is dewormed from various parasites. Further, vaccination becomes annual.
Pixie-Bob - a large cat, one of the ten largest domestic breeds in the world
Knitting a pixie-bean has certain difficulties, this is again due to the fact that there are not so many representatives of an amazing breed on our mainland and, especially, in the country.
It is necessary to approach this event with all responsibility - choose a thoroughbred partner (with confirmation of his thoroughbred and full health).
It is necessary to carry out deworming 2 months before mating, on the appointed day to provide the animal with sufficient space and peace.
Pixie-Bob (photo): short-tailed cat elf
Pixie-Bob is a domestic lynx with a small short tail and a calm character. Pixy beans are loyal to their master, trusting, but careful with strangers.