Which cats are too aggressive: breeds that can become dangerous
When selecting a pet, it's essential to consider the characteristics of the breed. For instance, Mekong Bobtails and Redhairs are highly sociable and affectionate, forming an immediate attachment to their owners. On the other hand, Hausa and Savannahs may display aggression if touched when they are not in the mood.
In the context of "untamed" cats, it's crucial to recognize that owners sometimes misinterpret excessive playfulness as aggression, as the pet may unexpectedly "attack" your legs, scratch, or bite. OBOZREVATEL has delved into which breeds are prone to such playful behavior and why a cat's actions may suddenly turn aggressive.
The Bengal cat has inherited its somewhat wayward character from a wild ancestor, as this breed resulted from crossbreeding. Veterinarians suggest that current generations can be considered quite domesticated, but the "hunting" instincts of Bengals often manifest themselves.
Pixiebobs show their displeasure by hissing and even growling, which is a bit like a dog. The fact is that Pixie-bobs are genetically related to wild lynxes. Representatives of this breed are not very fond of strangers and can be aggressive.
Egyptian Mau are very sophisticated, obedient, and easy to train. They can even learn some commands. But Mau's games are peculiar - they like to rush to the owner's feet and bite when they need to.
These are miniature cats, but they can bite and scratch like wild animals. It is interesting that most breeds "calm down" and lose their hyperactivity with age - but not Singapura.
These cats do not have a tail but have a very well-developed hindquarters, so they love to jump and explore heights. They are active, curious, playful, but very naughty and restless.
The Korat is a rare breed, and if you buy an animal from an unverified breeder, you can get a pet with a wayward personality. Korat also has the instincts of wild predators and can be aggressive.
Siamese cats are very jealous. They are active, independent, take a long time to get used to their owners, and are very picky about everything. They will not allow you to touch them when they don't want to and can scratch painfully.
Bombay cats also have personality traits inherited from distant wild ancestors. They can show great strength during games.
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