The Somali Cat is a loving pet. Here is your informative A-list of Somali Cat. The Somali Cat is also known as Fox cat or Longhaired. This cat breed is a mutation cat breed. Somali Cats were originated from Somalia. In 1950s, first Somali Cat was found in litters of Abyssinian kittens. In 1967, an American cat breeder named Evelyn Mague began a breeding cat program. She named the cat as Somali. In 1972, the first Somali was appeared at a cat show. In 1978, this Somali cat breed was recognized by the Cat Fancier’s Association (CFA). In 1980s, they were getting popular in Europe. Today, Somalis are lively family pet for us.

Facts about Somali Cat

  • Temperament – The Somali Cat is active, curious, determined, friendly, high-spirited, intelligent, playful and non-aggressive. Somalis are affectionate with family, they thrive on human companionship but they are not lap cats. Somali kittens are good to start their obedience training during early stage of kitten hood. They can get along well with children and other pets. They like to open cupboards and they will always empty their food dishes. They are quiet and they have a soft voice. Somali Cats are sensitive to cold climates.
  • Appearance – The Somali Cat has a muscular medium long body. Their appearance looks like a fox. They have a slightly rounded wedged-shaped head and they come with a pair of almond-shaped large eyes. They eyes color is green or gold. The Somali Cats have a dark rim around their eyes as Abyssinians. The ears are broad and large which set wide apart. They have long legs and the feet are small. The tail is long and brushy which slightly tapering.
  • Coat color and pattern – The Somali Cat has a semi-long beautiful coat. The under coat is thick. The coat is ticked. The accepted coat color include blue, fawn, red, ruddy, silver, silver blue, silver fawn, silver red, silver ruddy, cinnamon silver, chocolate silver. The mature coloring and ticking will show when the cat reach more than 18 months old.








Somali Cat Breed Information

Size Medium
Weight 6 – 12 pounds (male and female)
Group Mutation Cat Breed
Exercise Ability Let them play and run around, they enjoy play with simple toys
Life Span 15 – 17 years
Litter Size Average 3 to 4 kittens
Grooming Requirements Weekly brushing is needed and clean ears regularly. This breed is light shedder
Environment Indoor


The Common health issue for Somali Cat is gum inflammation (gingivitis) or tooth problems. Basically this is a healthy cat breed. Owner provides enough surfaces for cats normal scratching behavior is important to make them healthier and do not overfeed your cat. Here is a list of cute cat name for your Somali Kitten.

If you are interested in this cat breed, you may adopt Somali Cat from Somali Cat rescue or look for Somali Cat for sale from Somali Cat breeders.

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