Seychellois

This rare breed of cat is a member of the Oriental group of cat breeds. The first Seychellois was born in the United Kingdom in the 1980s. Patricia Turner hopes to recreate the cat in the Seychelles that she had learned about. Turner bread Siamese and Orientals to bicolor Persians. The result was white cats with pointed coloring. So far, the Federation Internationale Feline (FIFe) is the only major registry to recognize the breed.

Like Siamese, Seychellois are long and sleek with fine boning. They are so similar in build to Siamese that they are often confused with the breed. Long legs and a pointed head make the breed recognizable as an Oriental. Athletic musculature allows the Seychellois to climb and jump with abandon. Personality: The Seychellois cats are very similar in personality to the Siamese. The cat is one of high intelligence. Seychellois cats are active, curious and people-oriented. They are as vocal as the standard Siamese, but the voice of the Seychellois is softer than that of Siamese cats. Because of its playful nature and love of humans, this breed is recommended for families.

Life Span
12 - 15 years
Other Names
Seychellois

Seychellois Build Information

Size
Medium

Like Siamese, Seychellois are long and sleek with fine boning. They are so similar in build to Siamese that they are often confused with the breed. Long legs and a pointed head make the breed recognizable as an Oriental. Athletic musculature allows the Seychellois to climb and jump with abandon.

Behaviour and Personality

Kid Friendliness
Affection Level
Activity Level

The Seychellois cats are very similar in personality to the Siamese. The cat is one of high intelligence. Seychellois cats are active, curious and people-oriented. They are as vocal as the standard Siamese, but the voice of the Seychellois is softer than that of Siamese cats. Because of its playful nature and love of humans, this breed is recommended for families.

Appearance

Shedding
Moderate
Grooming
Little

Thanks to the short, sleek coat of the Seychellois, the breed requires minimal grooming. Like any cat breed, this one does shed frequently. A daily combing can help cut down on any loose hairs covering clothing and furniture.

Combing also acts as a fantastic bonding experience between cat and human.

If you start trimming your cat's claws when it is a kitten, you'll have an easier time maintaining the claws when your cat is an adult. Trim your cat's claws once every month or so to keep them from getting too long.

Breed's Talents and Facts

  • Seychellois septieme is a white cat with large patches of color on the body and legs
  • Seychellois huitieme is white with small patches of color on the head and legs
  • Seychellois neuvieme is a white cat with small patches of color on the head
  • Each of these types of Seychelois has a colored tail
  • Breeds similar to the Seychellois are the Siamese and other Oriental breeds

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Common Health Conditions in Seychelloiss

There are no health issues known to be specific to this rare breed of cat. Like any cat, Seychellois may contract upper respiratory infections, asthma, kidney disease or heart problems.

Seychellois Pet Insurance

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