The 5 smallest cat breeds in the world

If you are one of those people who like cats, and you want to have one at home, you may find yourself facing a difficult decision, the variety of breeds It is so big that it can be difficult for you to choose which is the best for you. To do this you must first be clear about what you need and understand the comforts you can give your new pet, and then, understand the characteristics and needs of each breed of cat. 

One of the first aspects to take into account is the space where you liveIf space is limited it is best to have a small cat that can move freely, in addition, a small cat will be easier to transport.

Here is a list of some of the smallest domestic cat breeds in the world

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  • Singapura
  • Munchkin 
  • Skookum 
  • Devon rex
  • Korat
  • But the smallest cat in the world is not domestic


Singapura cat

Is he smallest of domestic cats, they hardly exceed 3 kg in weight. Its most outstanding characteristic are its large almond-shaped and very expressive eyes, its ears are also large in relation to its size and are erect. Is a breed from Singapore, where it is quite common, it is even called a sewer jack. He is a very affectionate cat and loves to cuddle with his master or sit on his lap.. 

They are very energetic and playful, even in their adult life, although they are not hyperactive like other breeds. As well they are very curious, so much that it is said that are able to open drawers and cupboards to see what's inside.  They get along very well with other pets in the house, whether they are dogs or cats. For its independence they endure the absence of their caregivers very well, but neither can we leave them alone too long since they enjoy the company and the caresses.


Munchkin cat

Is a very short-legged cat, the result of a natural genetic mutation, but its torso is normal size.  Because of this characteristic, some say that they seem dachshund in cat version.  They weigh between 2 and 4 kilos and can have short or long hair. They are playful, they like to jump and run, the length of their legs does not prevent them from being quite fast. They have a sociable character and are very affectionate, they like company and get along well with other pets, children and adults. They are very fond of toys and shiny things, so don't be surprised if one day you see that has taken some of your jewelry.


Skookum cat

This breed is the result of crossing of the Munchkins and LaPerm breeds.  He has curly fur, even his eyebrows and whiskers are curly, and the short legs, more the front legs than the back ones.  They can weigh between 1.5 Kg and 4 Kg, being the females smaller than the males. His personality is similar to that of the Munchkins, as They are very sweet and friendly cats so they are ideal for families with children.  They love to jump and climb, they also have a very particular characteristic, they like to hide in strange places.  What it is a new and experimental breed, their main health problems are not yet known.

Devon rex

Devon Rex Cat

Because of his taste for puzzle toys is considered one of the smarter cats what's up. The first impression we have when we see a cat of this breed is that of a naughty face for his big ears and huge round eyes with small pupils.  This cat is the result of a natural mutation emerged in Devon, England in the 1950s. 

There are those who claim that this cat's behavior is a combination of cat, dog and monkeyHow dogs are loyal, loving and like people, They learn tricks easily, are always ready to play hide and seek, like throwing toys, and have no problem walking around with a harness and leash. But that shouldn't confuse us, they are also very naughty like monkeys and they like to hang from curtains and climb. They are very sociable, so they can't go long without company, although they are not very demanding about it and they mold well to people, other cats, dogs, and other animals.  This breed of cats reaches weights of between 2 and 4 kg when they reach adulthood.


Korat Cat

This cat stands out for the color of its coat, a silver-bluish tone and her green eyes.  The Korat is a very old breed and completely natural, which means that human action did not intervene in its upbringing. It is native to Thailand. An adult can weigh between 2.5 Kg and 4.5 Kg. The Korat they tend to be calm in nature, and, although they like to play, they prefer those games where the human takes an active part. They do not like noises, or sudden movements, so they are not very suitable for families with children.  These cats are used to form very close ties only with its owner and maybe one more person.

But the smallest cat in the world is not domestic

Rusty cat

The kind of smallest cat in the world is rusty cat and it's wild.  It is found in India and Sri Lanka. Cats of this breed measure between 35 to 48 cm and weigh between 0.9 and 1.6 kgThey are lonely cats and they only look for company to mate.  They are essentially nocturnal since during the day they must hide to avoid being prey by larger animals and humans and it is at night when they go hunting.  They are not good as pets since they are very aggressive. It is currently considered by the IUCN Red List as animal "near threatened " of extinction due to its small population with a downward trend due to deforestation and poaching.

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