The Munchkin cat was rediscovered by a loving mother who wanted a cat for her beloved three children way back in the 1980s in Rayville Louisiana. Although considered a new breed by cat fanciers, the Munchkins has been long known in Great Britain and Germany and was previously tagged as a Kangaroo cat until 1953.
The Munchkins are famous for being an affectionate and well-balanced cat. They easily feel at ease with anybody even other household pets. They love to mingle with people and prefer to be with a companion rather than being alone. For a Munchkin, the more companions it has the merrier it will be.
Cat lovers often say that a Munchkin is the ideal indoor pet, not just because of its outgoing and social personality but also because of its adventurous nature. The lovely Munchkin cat will love playing ball games with little kids and makes an ideal family pet. Munchkins can easily learn to play fetch and can learn to obey simple voice commands in a short period of time. No wonder all Munchkin owners are so impressed with their cat and its personality.
A Munchkin’s physical appearance can easily be distinguished from other breeds of cats for they have extremely short legs. In spite of their short legs, they can do the everything other cats can do. They can even scale high counter tops or run fast alognside their owner. The movement of a Munchkin cat is said to be comparable to that of a ferret with a dwarf legs.
The Munchkin usually has a medium sized body matched with a well-rounded chest. They also come in a wide variety of colors and hair lengths, but the longhair Munchkin has an especially beautiful plumed tail. Their eyes are walnut shaped and deeper in color.
Unlike other cats, Munchkins are collectors in their own way. They have an eye for little things in rooms like jewelry and small toys. An amusing habit of Munchkins is stashing their collections under the sofa, bed or even in appliances that they may find fit hiding places.