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Singapura

Singapura

An Intelligent Cat

Active, Devoted, Vocal

Singapuras are extraordinary pets. While it is interesting to learn about the breeding purpose of Singapuras, their genetics actually influence health, outward appearance and behavior. Some behaviors make the Singapura and some can be quite irritating! Understanding her unique needs will help you keep her healthy and will create a stronger bond between the two of you. Explore this page to learn more about where she came, which health conditions are a risk to her and how to keep her feeling her best.

Breed Details

Body:Small to medium, moderately stock, muscular Coat:Fine, very short, lying close to body

Length of fur
1

1 = short - 5 = long

Grooming requirements
1

1 = little grooming - 5 = much grooming

Energy level
4

1 = low energy - 5 = high energy

Ease of training
4

1 = difficult - 5 = easy

Affection toward owners
4

1 = independent - 5 = very affectionate

Friendliness toward strangers
5

1 = shy - 5 = very friendly

Routine Care: Singapuras need daily play sessions that stimulate their natural desire to hunt and explore. Keep their mind and body active or they may develop behavior issues. Cats are meticulously clean and demand a clean litter box. Be sure to provide at least one box for each cat and scoop waste daily. It is important that your cat drinks adequate amounts of water. If they won’t drink water from their bowl try adding ice cubes or a flowing fountain.

Grooming: They have a low maintenance short coat. Brush as needed, at least weekly for a healthy shine. 

Dental: Singapuras have generally good teeth, and you can keep them perfect by brushing them at least twice a week!

Ear Care: Check her ears weekly for wax, debris, or signs of infection and clean when necessary. Don’t worry—your veterinarian can show you how!

Singapuras are affectionate and people-oriented, ready to enjoy interactive games, but equally happy snuggled in your lap.

Positive Traits:

  • Good around other pets and cats

  • Highly intelligent and able to learn tricks

  • May remain playful as a kitten throughout her life

  • Has a short, easy-to-care-for coat

  • May meow to communicate with you!

Negative Traits:

  • Can interfere with homework

  • May want to constantly be involved in your activities

  • Can hide if not socialized properly

  • Can be strong-willed

  • May be easily startled by loud or strange sounds


Whether you are considering adding a new Singapura to your family or you already have one as a companion, it is important for you to know about the genetically linked diseases known to occur more often in this breed. Of course not every Singapura will have these problems, but research shows your pal is more at risk than other breeds. By exploring the health concerns specific to the Singapura you will become a knowledgeable and confident pet parent. Be sure to speak with your veterinarian about breed risks every time you visit and educate yourself on the most important signs to watch for at home. They're counting on you to be their health expert.

Some health issues a Singapura could encounter:

Heart Disease

FLUTD

Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency

Renal Failure

Hyperthyroidism

Diabetes Mellitus

The Singapura is the National Treasure of its native country, Singapore. Their short hair coat is a unique color combination of both the ticked coat pattern and the dark brown color. Pura’s are curious and intelligent. They like to be in the middle of any activity and will insist on helping you with household chores. Singapuras love being up high and their compact body type is built with strong legs made for jumping. The Singapura likes to talk in a soft voice and will remain active well into her golden years.

Consult with a veterinarian if your Singapura shows signs of the following:

  • weakness or exercise intolerance; rapid, labored, or open-mouth breathing; sudden-onset of weakness

  • lethargy, pale gums

  • increased thirst and urination, poor appetite, weight loss

  • voracious appetite, weight loss, excessive thirst and urination

  • abnormal skin or coat, excessive grooming

  • Care

    Routine Care: Singapuras need daily play sessions that stimulate their natural desire to hunt and explore. Keep their mind and body active or they may develop behavior issues. Cats are meticulously clean and demand a clean litter box. Be sure to provide at least one box for each cat and scoop waste daily. It is important that your cat drinks adequate amounts of water. If they won’t drink water from their bowl try adding ice cubes or a flowing fountain.

    Grooming: They have a low maintenance short coat. Brush as needed, at least weekly for a healthy shine. 

    Dental: Singapuras have generally good teeth, and you can keep them perfect by brushing them at least twice a week!

    Ear Care: Check her ears weekly for wax, debris, or signs of infection and clean when necessary. Don’t worry—your veterinarian can show you how!

  • Characteristics

    Singapuras are affectionate and people-oriented, ready to enjoy interactive games, but equally happy snuggled in your lap.

    Positive Traits:

    • Good around other pets and cats

    • Highly intelligent and able to learn tricks

    • May remain playful as a kitten throughout her life

    • Has a short, easy-to-care-for coat

    • May meow to communicate with you!

    Negative Traits:

    • Can interfere with homework

    • May want to constantly be involved in your activities

    • Can hide if not socialized properly

    • Can be strong-willed

    • May be easily startled by loud or strange sounds


  • Health Concerns

    Whether you are considering adding a new Singapura to your family or you already have one as a companion, it is important for you to know about the genetically linked diseases known to occur more often in this breed. Of course not every Singapura will have these problems, but research shows your pal is more at risk than other breeds. By exploring the health concerns specific to the Singapura you will become a knowledgeable and confident pet parent. Be sure to speak with your veterinarian about breed risks every time you visit and educate yourself on the most important signs to watch for at home. They're counting on you to be their health expert.

    Some health issues a Singapura could encounter:

    Heart Disease

    FLUTD

    Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency

    Renal Failure

    Hyperthyroidism

    Diabetes Mellitus

  • History

    The Singapura is the National Treasure of its native country, Singapore. Their short hair coat is a unique color combination of both the ticked coat pattern and the dark brown color. Pura’s are curious and intelligent. They like to be in the middle of any activity and will insist on helping you with household chores. Singapuras love being up high and their compact body type is built with strong legs made for jumping. The Singapura likes to talk in a soft voice and will remain active well into her golden years.

  • Watch Out For

    Consult with a veterinarian if your Singapura shows signs of the following:

    • weakness or exercise intolerance; rapid, labored, or open-mouth breathing; sudden-onset of weakness

    • lethargy, pale gums

    • increased thirst and urination, poor appetite, weight loss

    • voracious appetite, weight loss, excessive thirst and urination

    • abnormal skin or coat, excessive grooming

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