Australian Mist

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Uncomplicated, easy to care for and people-friendly

The Australian Mist is a young pedigree cat that is only found sporadically in our latitudes. It is not only a fascinating animal because of its misty fur markings. Their harmonizing character traits are also exceptional and very pleasant to deal with.

History and Origin of the Australian Mist

As the name suggests, the Australian Mist is an Australian breed. Targeted breeding began around 1976 using the domestic cat, and . The aim was to create a new breed with a peaceful nature and spotted pattern especially for keeping in apartments. In 1986 the breed was actually recognized in Australia, at that time still under the name Spotted Mist. When the pattern and color spectrum increased – the cat is now available with brindle fur, among other things – the naming finally changed in 1998: Today the cat is called Australian Mist.

essence and character

The Australian Mist is affectionate and people-oriented. However, she is social with other species as well, so socializing with other cats is not only possible but very important. Whenever she can socialize with other creatures, she prefers to do it alone. Even if she is one of the typical house cats, she rarely lies around lazily. The Australian Mist is bright, curious and active, which is why they don’t do anything with monotony and boredom.

Appearance of the Australian Mist

The Australian Mist has an athletic, muscular build. Her figure, with strong legs and a broad torso, already suggests that she enjoys physical activity. The medium-sized cat has large green eyes and a rounded head. The ears are slightly rounded and stand up alert. Overall, the face exudes friendliness and curiosity, both attributes that are an integral part of their personality. The fur has different patterns (spots, stripes and squiggles) and color dimensions that give the cat a hazy, hazy look. Due to these color characteristics, it is also called Australian Veil Cat according to the German breed name.

The Australian Mist comes in different colors:

  • Blue
  • Brown
  • caramel
  • Chocolate
  • gold
  • Lilac
  • peach

attitude and care

The Australian Mist adapts flexibly to the living conditions of its owner. She gets along well in large families, in an apartment as well as in a retirement home, as long as there is someone there with whom she can deal. However, if you adopt an adult cat, it may need some time to adjust to its new surroundings, especially if there are children around and the cat is new to children. Incidentally, there are no breed-specific diseases in relation to the Australian Mist. The pedigree cat is a healthy, robust and long-lived animal. Nevertheless, you should regularly go to the veterinary check-up and update the vaccination and parasite protection.

grooming and feeding

The Australian Mist is very easy to care for. Their short coat does not need any special treatment. During the change of coat you should intensify the coat care for a short time, in the rest of the time occasional brushing is completely sufficient. Also in the diet there is no breed-specific peculiarity. Like all other cat breeds, the cat should be fed high-quality, balanced food with lots of meat. Match the food to your cat’s age, any illnesses, and preferences. Carbohydrates and grains should only be included in small amounts.

Outdoor cat or indoor cat?

The Australian Veil cat is a social animal that prefers to stay close to their interacting partners rather than roam the outdoors alone. Although she likes to make use of small outdoor areas, such as an adjoining garden, she also feels comfortable living purely as an apartment, provided, of course, that she can move and occupy herself at home. A spacious apartment is not a must, but would be ideal due to its agile nature. When there are various climbing and play options on the premises, the Australian Mist will thoroughly scout her surroundings.

In addition, there is always a fundamental risk of loss for pedigree cats in an unsupervised outdoor area. Criminal gangs sense a lucrative business in the outdoor cats, especially when it comes to such a special specimen as the Australian Veil Cat. If a cat catcher catches her, she is caught and sold on. If you give your cat access to an outdoor area, it needs appropriate protection. For example, equip your cat with a GPS tracker or a transponder. Cat identification may even be mandatory where you live.

How much employment does the Australian Mist need?

The Australian Mist is a cat with a playful interest and an increased urge to move. If it is kept purely as an indoor cat, it therefore needs extensive climbing facilities. Variety in the form of different toys should always be offered. The cat likes it best when it does not have to occupy itself alone, but when its owner or a conspecific plays with it.

Acquisition of an Australian Mist

Purchasing purebred Australian Mist kittens can be tricky because these pedigree cats are virtually non -existent in this country. Throughout Europe it is considered a real stroke of luck to get hold of one of these rare kittens, as they are primarily bred in New Zealand and Australia. In general, the cat breed is still very young, which is why global awareness still has to expand before responsibility for special breed clubs can gradually arise. In addition, the cats have a proud price. A prospective buyer has to pay around 1000 euros for the cat of his choice, always depending on the breeder, general demand and the location.

However, you may be lucky enough to find an Australian Mist mix or cat that is at least visually similar to you.

Interesting and worth knowing

Finally, we have put together some interesting information for you:

  • Australian Veil cats give birth to between 3 and 6 kittens per litter.
  • The average life expectancy of a healthy Australian Mist is 13 to 17 years.
  • Some individuals are communicative and comparatively noisy.
  • The Australian Mist has been named the national cat of Australia.

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