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Bambino Cat | Bred by Crossing the Sphynx and Munchkin Cats

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The Bambino cat loves humans and gets along well with children and other domestic pets, since they are very social animals. They are described as being very active, agile, alert, loving, friendly, intelligent and affectionate but can also get into mischief. They need to be kept busy.

 

 

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Origin: United States
Life Span: About 12+ years
Weight Small-Medium 5-9 lbs.
Colors: All color variations.

Bambino" means "baby" in Italian as to the cats appearance makes it look like a kitten.

 

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Bambino Cat

The Bambino cat breed was developed in 2005 by crossing the Sphynx and Munchkin cats, resulting in a hairless feline with a charming appearance and lovable personality.  Picture By Wikipedia

 

The Bambino cat breed was developed in 2005 by crossing the Sphynx and Munchkin cats, resulting in a hairless feline with a charming appearance and lovable personality. The creators of the breed are known as Stephanie and Pat, with its Italian name and heritage coming from Pat. Bambino in Italian means baby cats. The name is true to the fact that the Bambino keeps its kitten-appearance and behavior its entire life. The breed was accepted by the International Cat Association (TICA) in 2006 and later by the Rare and Exotic Feline Registry (REFR.)

The head of this cat is longer than it is broad and appears as a wedge shape with large pointy lynx-tipped ears on top and they have wide set lemon-shaped eyes. The head sits on a thick, strong neck. The muzzle of the Bambino is blunt and square. The body itself is stocky and muscular in appearance with a medium-boned frame that almost appears to look triangular. They may have or may not have eyebrows and whiskers. Some of these cats can have long powerful legs while others are short. The texture of the skin on this hairless cat is soft and suede-like to the touch. They usually have a long, thin flexible tail that tapers to the end with a possible of tuft of hair at the tip like a lion’s tail.

The Bambino cat loves humans and gets along well with children and other domestic pets, since they are very social animals. They are described as being very active, agile, alert, loving, friendly, intelligent and affectionate but can also get into mischief. They need to be kept busy with ample toys, human interaction and games. They do well with a pet companion in order to avoid boredom, especially in your absence.

Although the Bambino cat is a fairly healthy, robust breed, there are some medical and genetic issues that may affect your feline such as pseudo-achondroplasia which is related to dwarfism, possible heart problems, lordosis of the spine and pectus excavatum known as sunken chest. Some of these conditions can be avoided by choosing a good, reputable breeder.

The cat can be high maintenance, despite the fact that they have no fur for shedding and brushing. They do, however, need frequent baths to keep the skin supple, soft, clean and oil-free. They also require regular ear cleaning to remove debris and excess oil and remember the importance of oral care. Start your cat with a grooming routine while in its kitten-stage so it can get used to the process very early and not fight the routine. Without bathing and grooming your Bambino, the skin will remain oily and become tacky with an odor.

As will all hairless breeds of cats, the Bambino is sensitive to cold and should be protected from the elements of the great outdoors. This cat does best kept indoors but should wear a coat or sweater if it does go out for any reason. When it comes to the heat of summer, prevent direct sunlight and sunburns by using a pet-safe sun blocker on kitty. With proper care, enriched protein diet and ample human interaction, your Bambino will make a great family companion for many years.

 

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