Domestic shorthair

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Life expectancy

The Domestic shorthair has a life expectancy of between 13 and 17 years

Adult size

Female Between 9 and 10 in
Male Between 9 and 10 in

Adult weight

Female Between 4 and 9 lb
Male Between 9 and 11 lb
Coat colour
Black Brown White Blue
Type of coat
Short Long
Eye colour
Blue
Green
Yellow
Odd-eyed

Purchase price

The Domestic shorthair costs between £0 and £150

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More details about the Domestic shorthair

Domestic shorthair: Origins and history

The Felis silvestris lybica cat was reportedly domesticated some 12,000 years to 4,000 years ago. The most early evidence of domestication dates from 9,500 years ago. Cats were reportedly attracted by the mice and other opportunistic animals that benefited from grain storage following early human agriculture. Gradually, the least fearful cats were selected to reproduce. There was not one, but many domestications of the cat, spread over a very long period. This process of domestication took place in the Middle East and North Africa.

Over time, a whole range of shapes, colours and personalities have been formed... to the delight of cat lovers!

Domestic shorthair: Purchase price

The price of a common kitten is usually between £0 and £150. This price varies according to many factors: age, sex, appearance, etc. For the monthly budget, on average £25 / month is enough to meet their biological needs. In any case, it is vital to offer quality food and medical care to keep your cat healthy.

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