With a sheen of silver fur, it’s maybe not surprising that the loveable Korat is a symbol of wealth and good fortune in their native Thailand. Their sweet face and loving disposition have made them a cherished gift in centuries past, and it was tradition to gift a pair of Korats to newlywed couples. Until recently, Korats were never sold, but only given as gifts.
The Korat is not a common breed, but those that have discovered this lively but gentle cat have become their loyal fans. The Korat is interested, but not overly demanding; cuddly, but not a couch potato. Their coats are easy to maintain and they shed relatively little. This is not, however, a low-maintenance cat. The Korat will be happiest in a home where they are included as part of the family, and given plenty of opportunities for play and affection
Appearance / health:
The Korat is a cat with a small to medium build, and a compact, muscular frame. They have broad, strong shoulders with a tapering waist, and they’re often much heavier than they appear! Their heart-shaped face and oversized green eyes are a defining characteristic of the breed, although yellow and amber eyes are also possible. The ears are large and rounded, set high on the head so that the Korat has an alert, attentive look.
The Korat comes in only one color: a silver-tipped blue that gives the Korat’s coat something of a shimmering silver sheen. The coat is short and close-lying to the body, emphasizing the muscular lines of the cat’s frame. The fur is fine and glossy, and they lack an undercoat, making their grooming and shedding very manageable.
Behavior / temperament:
The Korat is a sweet-natured, friendly, lively and loyal breed. They like to be involved in everything you do, and you’ll seldom be alone when living with a Korat. In turn, the Korat would like to seldom be alone. They’re particularly fond of other Korats, so if you have to leave your cat for long periods, you should consider having two.
While fun-loving and playful, the Korat is also very gentle and does well playing with children. However, the Korat has a keen sense of hearing and dislikes loud or harsh noises. For this reason, the Korat will be happier with older children, and may hide in a noisy, boisterous household.
The Korat bonds closely with their human companions, and they’re an enthusiastic snuggler. The Korat will be happiest when given plenty of lap time, and maybe a spot on the bed to snuggle close at night.
Superb temperaments, entertaining cat, snuggle, Personality plus, intelligent
mischievous boy, avoids strangers, vocal diva Princess
vocal, little grey nose, chatty cats, high energy, outdoor cat
The Korat - Best Friends Forever
The Korat is an extremely intelligent breed of cat. How do I know this? Well, none of my other cats are able to play dead on command. Yes, you read that correctly - my Korat rolls over and pretends to die when I "shoot" him with my imaginary finger-gun.
The Korat can be extremely skittish, moody and jealous at times - it's like living with one of the Kardashians, sans the self-aware selfishness. They don't view themselves as "cats", because, you know, fur and all that jazz. A Korat requires constant approval and affection. If they get what they want - all cats eventually own their owners - they'll become a friend for life.
You can't ask for a better deal. Go cuddle up to a non-human ball of Korat-fuzz; it's the best feeling in the world..
From rpalland Oct 7 2015 4:48PM
Rid Your Cat of Hairballs
It is a well-known fact that most cats do not drink large amounts of water. When examining their urine, we find they concentrate their urine greatly- confirmation of smaller amounts of water intake. When pets take larger amounts of water, they produce more urine that is more dilute. In order to encourage water intake, some owners feed only wet (canned) cat foods. There is more water in canned food than dried kibble, thus increasing the water intake. Other owners may elect to add a small amount of salt to the diet. This can increase the thirst and therefore increase the amount of water taken. Another option may require some investigative work. Owners observe their pets closely, I have discovered. They find their cat's water intake preferences. These include fresh water during the day, use of fountains for water intake or faucets. Some cats only like to drink outdoor and some only indoor. There are challenges with each pet. Finding a great way to increase water intake helps moisten the stool in the end and therefore helps prevent constipation - a goal for every cat owner. .
From T Lee 1348 days ago
Physical exam before beginning treatment
A comprehensive physical exam is a must before beginning any treatment for a "behavior problem." Any sudden changes in your cats behavior may indicate an underlying medical problem. Your veterinarian will do a complete physical exam to check for any obvious signs of pain or injury. Also, they will check a temperature to ensure there is no fever. Another important indicator is checking the weight of your pet. Unexplained weight loss or weight gain may indicate an underlying metabolic disorder. Based on their physical exam, the vet may recommend bloodwork as well to check the kidney, liver, and thyroid functions of your cat. They may also need this information before starting medication for your cat as a baseline, so that the values can be monitored if your pet is on behavior-altering medications long term. .
From sat14 1389 days ago
Adopt a Korat from a shelter near you