were used on Norwegian farms, 11 until they were discovered in the early twentieth century by cat enthusiasts. If possible, build your Wegie a large outdoor enclosure where he can enjoy the elements safely. Large, almond-shaped eyes are green, gold or copper, although white cats may have blue eyes or odd eyes (one blue eye and one eye of another color). Most likely the ancestors of the Norwegian Forest cat served as ships' cats (mousers) on Viking ships. Hauppauge, New York: Barron's Educational Series. Large round paws have tufts of fur between the toes. Like all cats, Wegies are very particular about bathroom hygiene. 5 24 Health issues edit Kidney and heart diseases have been reported in the breed. Retrieved 10 September 2014.
The Norwegian Forest Cat is a fluffy, long haired breed. Norwegian Forest Cats can be very loving and sociable. Norwegian Forest Cats will seek out human company if they are left alone. Norwegian Forest Cat rescue alert.
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He loves the attention he receives from children who treat him politely and with respect, and he doesnt mind playing dress-up or going for a ride in a baby buggy. Dedicated owners learned that their cats have the possibility of suffering from hip dysplasia. He communicates with classic Scandinavian restraint. Molecular Genetics and Metabolism. Most kittens with the disease are stillborn or die within a few hours of birth, but occasionally a kitten will not show signs until about 5 months of age and usually die within a few months. This natural breed is adapted to a very cold climate, with a top coat of glossy, long, water-shedding hairs and a woolly undercoat for insulation. Children And Other Pets The friendly, laidback Norwegian Forest Cat is a perfect choice for families with children and cat-friendly dogs. The breed has since become popular in Europe and the.S. 12 In 1938 the first organisation devoted to the breed, the Norwegian Forest Cat Club, was formed in Oslo, Norway. The Cat: Its Behavior, Nutrition and Health (1.). "A complex rearrangement in GBE1 causes both perinatal hypoglycemic collapse and late-juvenile-onset neuromuscular degeneration in glycogen storage disease type IV of Norwegian forest cats". The lifespan is usually 14 to 16 years, though kidney and heart diseases have been reported in the breed.