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Life expectancy

The Chausie has a life expectancy of between 12 and 14 years


Adult size

Female Between 16 and 18 in
Male Between 16 and 20 in

Adult weight

Female Between 13 and 20 lb
Male Between 13 and 24 lb
Coat colour
Black Brown
Type of coat
Short Long
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Chausie costs between £850 and £2000

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More details about the Chausie

Chausie: Origins and history

Archaeological findings of mummified Felis Chaus (Jungle Cats) in the coastal regions of the Nile testify to contact between these wild cats and humans, going back several thousands of years. It is therefore unsurprising that they were selected as potential hybrid candidates for the purpose of obtaining wild-looking cats, with domestic cat behaviours.

The first cross breeding between a Chaus and a domestic cat dates back to the early seventies in the USA. Since then, crosses with Abyssinians, Bengals and wild looking non-pedigree domestic cats have also taken place. The Chausie was recognised as a breed due to two American breeders, Judy Bender and Sandra Cassalia. They were registered in 1995 and they were awarded new breed status in 2003.

Chausie: Purchase price

On average, a Chausie cat costs between £850 and £2000 depending on their lineage, upbringing, age and sex. 
It also costs approximately £25 per month to provide for their needs and to ensure that they stay healthy.

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