The Khao Manee is a rare jewel of a cat that hails from ancient Siam, now Thailand. The name means “white gem” and refers to this breeds stunning white coat, but their bright expressive eyes are no less of a treasure. Their eyes are often different colors, most commonly a blue eye and a gold eye.
Though the Khao Manee is an ancient and regal breed, this is a cat with a mischievous sense of humor and an extroverted personality. If you want a cat that loves to be shown off at the party, the Khao Manee might be for you. Unfortunately, this cat is very rare outside of Thailand, with only a few breeders in North America and the UK.
Appearance / health:
The Khao Manee is a medium sized cat with a lithe build. The Khao Manee has a short, smooth coat with a moderate undercoat, which varies by season. They are almost exclusively a pure white cat, though sometimes kittens will be born with a dark mark on top of their head. The Khao Manee has a heart-shaped face, high cheekbones, and largish ears. Their eyes are one of their most remarkable features, with preference towards odd eye color, with one blue and the other green or yellow, though same-colored eyes are also possible.
As with other blue-eyed cats, Khao Manee are sometimes deaf. White-eared cats are also more susceptible to skin cancer.
Behavior / temperament:
The Khao Manee is a very friendly and devoted breed. They love to interact with people, and are unhappy if left alone or ignored. They are active, playful, and curious, but they are just as happy to curl up in your lap afterwards. Though not necessarily noisy, the Khao Manee is more vocal than most breeds. They need lots of stimulation to stay happy, and enjoy families with children and other pets.
pure white coat, people loving cats, Wonderful Creatures, graceful looking cat, active cats, indoor
young children, young kids, kidney problems
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From Megan S 55 days ago