The most dangerous cat breeds: who is better not to have in families with children
Some cat breeds are considered not very friendly. Experts do not advise families with small children to get them. Chartreuse cats, for example, do not like excessive attention, while the Abyssinian cat is famous for its independent temperament.
But there is a separate category of breeds that can be really dangerous. OBOZREVATEL figured out which cats can harm children with their aggression.
The Felis chaus or reed cat is a species of predatory cat that is used to living in the wild and subsisting on hunting. They live in burrows, thickets, and bushes. They hunt hares, rodents, ducks, fish, and snakes. These cats can even hunt a young gazelle.
The Hausa breed was developed by crossing a domestic Abyssinian cat and a reed cat. The breeders wanted to get a cat with the appearance of a Felis chaus and the character of a peaceful pet.
But the Hausa is considered the most dangerous cat breed. It is not recommended to keep them in an apartment. Natural hunting instincts often take their toll, and House cats can harm their owners.
This breed does not immediately make contact, has an independent temperament, and is arrogant. Abyssinian cats are very active and agile, and they do not adapt well to confined spaces. They are recommended to be walked frequently.
Another breed developed by crossing a domestic cat and a serval predator. The serval is an African mammal that hunts antelopes, hares, damans, flamingos, and guinea fowls.
Savannahs are a bit like dogs in nature, as they like to follow their owners everywhere. It is necessary to raise kittens of this breed very carefully to get an obedient and kind pet. Savannahs often grow up to be aggressive.
The breed originated from a wild Far Eastern cat, so it has a difficult temperament. These cats have a well-developed hunting instinct. They are very vindictive and independent and do not like to be forbidden anything.
Siamese cats do not like touching and may show aggression in response. This is especially true of children. This breed will not tolerate discomfort and can scratch heavily in response to attention.
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