Scottish Fold | The Cat With Folding Ears
Lifespan: 10 to 15 years
Activity Level: Low
Coat: Short, Dense
Temperament: Sweet-Tempered, Intelligent, Relaxed
Information / Facts: The Scottish Fold is a medium sized breed of cat and hails from Scotland, as its name suggests. The cat got its name from the way its ears fold down. The male of the breed will only weigh nine to thirteen pounds once it reaches full maturity, while the female Scottish Fold will reach six to nine pounds at adulthood. The Scottish Fold has a full, round face and rounded body. The Scottish Fold has short legs and a short nose that gives it a loving, kind facial expression.
Pros: The Scottish Fold is very good natured and docile. This makes the cat an ideal choice for households with children and other pets. The Scottish Fold is playful and affection and very meticulous about its own grooming. This cat is very low-maintenance and a good choice for active households and people who don't have a lot of time to devote to lots of grooming and cat maintenance. The Scottish Fold has a soft voice and like to talk to its people. This cat is very laid-back and won't generally go screeching through your house disturbing everyone for no reason. This cat has a long life expectancy of around fifteen years, so it will be with you for a good long time.
Cons: The Scottish Fold has issues with the kidneys, especially Polycystic Kidney Disease. It may have other issues with bone and cartilage development. The Scottish Fold may also be prone to cardiomyopathy. It is important to schedule regular vet visits for your Scottish Fold and report any issues or abnormalities in your cat to your vet right away. This can help ensure that small issues can be treated early before they turn into major problems.