Characteristics of the Peterbald kittens
|Tendency to Vocalize||Medium|
|Amount of Shedding||Low|
WEIGHT: 7-14 pounds
COAT: Bald, flock or chamois, velour, brush, or straight
COAT COLORS: All colors and patterns
EYE COLOR: Varied
LIFE EXPECTANCY: 12 to 15 years
- Highly sensitive to hot/cold
- Susceptible to injury
- Require weekly bathing/wipe-downs
History of the Peterbald kittens
As a newer cat breed, the Peterbald kittens history is somewhat limited.
The breed was first developed in 1994, when a Russian breeder named Olga S. Mironova crossed an Oriental Shorthair cat with a Don Sphynx cat.
The resulting breed, later called the Peterbald after it rapidly grew in popularity throughout St. Petersburg, Russia, is today recognized by the Cat Fanciers Association (CFA)–however, it remains a relatively rare purebred or pedigreed domestic cat breed.
The small- to medium-sized Peterbald retains a few unique characteristics from the Don Sphyx, including its varying amount of hair, dexterous front paws, and wrinkly skin.
The elegant breed took its long and lithe body type and oblong head shape from the Oriental Shorthair.
One unique feature about Peterbalds is that they have long front toes with webbing, which allows them to hold and manipulate toys and other items.
They generally have a friendlier, more social personality than typical Oriental or Siamese cats.
Diet and Nutrition
Like all breeds, the Peterbald kittens can be susceptible to weight-related issues such as obesity or heart disease.
So they should be fed a high-protein, high-quality diet and receive plenty of exercise in the form of playtime with their families.
The good news is that, also due to their lack of fur, Peterbalds typically have a faster metabolism than cats with full coats.
Which means that they have healthy appetites; their high metabolism also helps them heal faster than fully-coated kitties when it comes to wounds or scratches.