The American Curl is a medium-size cat breed that originated in Lakewood, California and typically weighs 5 to 10 lbs. It normally reaches maturity at 2–3 years of age. They are born with straight ears that start to curl within forty-eight hours and will stop after four months. It is recommended to keep an American Curl as an indoor-only pet to protect him from diseases spread by other cats.
Common Health Conditions
- Due to the unique ear shape of the American Curl, there can be an abnormal wax buildup in the ear. Smaller ear canals can also make them more prone to ear infections.
- The American Curl is prone to obesity if not given a proper diet and weight control measures.
- Dental disease is common in cats who are not having their teeth cleaned on a regular basis. Food residue eventually turns into tartar, which can infect the gums and tooth.