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.
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!
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:
Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency
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