Alert, intelligent and loyal, Scottish Folds are affectionate felines who will love spending time with you. They’re inactive cats, which will suit people with a slow and calm lifestyle.
Where I'm From
The Scottish Fold was first spotted in 1961, when a kitten with unusual ears was born on a Perthshire farm in Scotland.
As more and more were bred, it was discovered the gene for the folded ear was dominant, meaning if a fold was bred to a straight-eared cat, the litter would contain about half of each type.
As with most cat breeds, the history of the Scottish Fold isn’t without controversy. In Britain, concerns over the breed’s hearing and health, when folds were bred to folds, resulted in suspension of their registration. They did however continue to grow in numbers and popularity in the United States.
What I Look Like
Folds are very cute and adoring felines. Their unique look boasts a round head, folded ears and well spaced eyes. Like the Russian Blue, their whisker pads are prominent facial features, adding to the attractiveness of this placid cat.
Curiously, the Scottish Fold isn’t born with folded ears. Rather, the ears will begin to fold when the kitten is two or three weeks old. Another interesting side note, is kittens that don’t develop folded ears are called Scottish Shorthairs, and look similar to British Shorthairs.
But the ears are not the only feature that makes this cat easy on the eye. It comes in a plethora of colours and patterns, and with long and short coats, so you can take your pick!
How I Act
Scottish Folds have a calm, affectionate and placid nature, which makes them a suitable pet for elderly people, or those with mobility issues. They love companionship, which might make them unsuitable for people with busy lifestyles, but you can always get a second fold to keep the first one company if that’s the case!
Looking After Me
Scottish Folds will speak to the hearts of those who prefer a low maintenance cat, as little is required in the way of grooming. The feline’s double coat requires 20 minutes of brushing each week and your cat’s ears will need to be cleaned regularly.
Folds have no particular health concerns providing they are crossbred. Fold on Fold breeding is best avoided as it may produce kittens with spinal deformities.
Am I the pet for you?
- Scottish Folds are affectionate and love company
- Make suitable pets for elderly people
- Require little upkeep
- May become lonely if left for too long on their own
- May not suit owners looking for an energetic breed
- Fold on Fold breeding may produce kittens with health problems
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