Other names : Si-Sawat cat, Malet

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Life expectancy

The Korat has a life expectancy of between 15 and 20 years

Adult size

Female Between 10 and 12 in
Male Between 10 and 12 in

Adult weight

Female Between 4 and 9 lb
Male Between 7 and 11 lb
Coat colour
Type of coat
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Korat costs approximately 250£

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More details about the Korat

Korat: Origins and history

The Korat is a very ancient natural breed, originating from an eponymous province in the north-east of Thailand, where they were confined (Khorat plateau). This cat is mentioned for the first time in a collection of cat poems entitled "Tamra Meow" written between 1350 and 1767. Described as a cat with soft hair with cloud-like roots and silver tips and bright eyes like dew on a lotus leaf. It was not until 1959 that the Korat was imported to the United States thanks to the initiative of Jean Johnson, who began breeding this breed on his return from Bangkok. The breed was recognized in the United States in 1965 and allowed in competitions in 1966.

Korat: Purchase price

On average, the price of a Korat kitten is approximately £250, the price often varies according to the lineage, the breeder, the age or even the sex. For the monthly budget, it will cost on average £25 / month to provide for their needs, in terms of a quality diet and ensuring their health.

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