Get to know the Manx
All you need to know about the breed
It is important to know that a Manx cat prefers to have their human(s) around as much as possible. Other than that, not much will fluster this easy-going feline. In fact, the Manx is so laid-back, they are suited to both first-time cat owners and older owners who may live on their own.
The Manx is playful by nature but they are also content with life as an indoor cat. Early socialisation and training will ensure that your Manx is comfortable around children, cat-friendly dogs, and any family friends. Their devoted nature does mean that the Manx is often “on guard”, a bit like a dog, and ready to defend you at all costs. Another dog-like quality of the Manx cat is their penchant for playing fetch.
About that tail, or lack thereof. This is believed to have been caused by a genetic mutation, most likely from inbreeding amongst British Shorthair breeds from the Isle of Man. On top of their tailless appearance, the overall physical look of the Manx cat is, well, ever so round. This only adds to the breed’s adorable personality. If you don’t feel overwhelmed by their need for attention, you can expect to be rewarded with a loving lap cat who is always game for a play session.
2 facts about Manx Cats
Things to look out for
From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your Manx