Big and Wild! Hybrid Species Chausie, a Crossbreed of Domestic Cat and Jungle Cat!

Big and Wild! Hybrid Species Chausie, a Crossbreed of Domestic Cat and Jungle Cat!

Big and Wild! Hybrid Species Chausie, a Crossbreed of Domestic Cat and Jungle Cat!

There are several hybrid cat breeds in the world, and the Chausie introduced this time is one of them.

Born from the crossbreeding of the Jungle Cat and domestic cat, the Chausie has a large body and strongly inherits the blood of the Jungle Cat.

This Chausie, currently very popular in Russia, will be introduced to you to learn more about what kind of cat it is.

 

Table of Contents

1. What is Chausie like?
∟ 1-1. How was Chausie born?
∟ 1-2. Origin of the name Chausie
∟ 1-3. Cat shows from the 4th generation
2. Things to be careful about when living with Chausie
∟ 2-1. What is Chausie's personality like?
∟ 2-2. Play is a top priority
∟ 2-3. Communicate a lot without leaving them alone
3. For the health maintenance of Chausie
∟ 3-1. Strive for a stress-free life
∟ 3-2. Be cautious of obesity
Conclusion

 

1. What is Chausie like?

Chausie not only has a wild appearance but also a large body, although not as much as the Maine Coon, attracting the interest of many people.

So, how was Chausie born?

Since hybrid breeds of Jungle Cat and domestic cat are rare, it is intriguing to know what kind of cat Chausie is.

Let's first take a look at what kind of cat Chausie is.


 

1-1. How was Chausie born?

Chausie's characteristics are based on the Jungle Cat, a type of wild cat found in Vietnam.

The movement to create hybrids of Jungle Cats and domestic cats began in the 1960s when people expressed a desire to live with wild animals.

In the course of these developments, Chausie was actually born in the 1990s.

After the successful birth of Chausie, a group called "Chausie" was established to systematically breed them, steadily increasing their numbers.

In 1995, Chausie was registered with TICA, and efforts were made to apply for recognition as a cat breed with WCF, indicating a further establishment of its status as a cat breed.


 

1-2. Origin of the name Chausie

The name Chausie is derived from ancient Latin, which was used for the Jungle Cat in Latin as "Felis Chaus."

From this Latin name of the Jungle Cat, Chausie got its name.

By the way, the name "Jungle," inherited from the Jungle Cat that serves as the ancestor, is still used today. For example, the offspring born from the crossbreeding of Pixiebob and Chausie are called Junglebob, and in the case of the American Curl, it is called Jungle Curl. This demonstrates that the name "Jungle" is still used in these breeds, indicating that Jungle Cat genes are still strongly present in Chausie.


 

1-3. Cat shows from the 4th generation

To participate in cat shows worldwide, Chausie must be from the 4th generation, counting the offspring of the Jungle Cat and domestic cat as the 1st generation. The reason for this requirement is to prevent the excessive retention of Jungle Cat genes, which may result in a tendency for biting habits.

Cats often nibble gently, but serious biting can cause injuries even to small cats. Due to the danger of being bitten by a large cat like Chausie, this regulation was established.

2. Things to be careful about when living with Chausie

When living with Chausie, there are several things to be careful about. Here, we will introduce some of them.


 

2-1. What is Chausie's personality like?

Chausie is a cat with a strong desire to play, so it is important to secure time for play. In particular, it is recommended to play actively with toys that allow them to move their bodies. Regular play helps to satisfy their strong playfulness and prevents them from getting bored.

 

2-2. Play is a top priority

In addition to regular play, it is important to provide them with toys and opportunities for active play. This is because Chausie has a strong desire to play, and neglecting play can lead to stress and destructive behavior.

 

2-3. Communicate a lot without leaving them alone

Chausie has a sociable personality and likes to be with people. Therefore, it is recommended to communicate with them frequently and avoid leaving them alone for a long time. Lack of communication and loneliness can lead to stress and behavioral problems.


 

3. For the health maintenance of Chausie

For the health maintenance of Chausie, there are some important points to keep in mind. Here, we will introduce them.


 

3-1. Strive for a stress-free life

Chausie is sensitive to stress, and prolonged stress can lead to health problems. Therefore, it is important to create a stress-free living environment. Providing a stable routine, a comfortable living space, and sufficient play can help reduce stress in Chausie.

 

3-2. Be cautious of obesity

Due to their active nature, Chausie is prone to obesity if not given enough exercise. It is important to control their diet and provide opportunities for regular exercise to prevent obesity-related health issues. Consulting with a veterinarian for a suitable diet plan is recommended.


 

Conclusion

Chausie, a hybrid of the Jungle Cat and domestic cat, is known for its large size and wild appearance. When living with Chausie, it is important to understand their personality traits, provide ample opportunities for play and communication, and prioritize their health maintenance. By following these guidelines, you can ensure a happy and healthy life for your Chausie companion.

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