The Chausie is a medium to large size domestic cat breed that originated from Egypt. Also known as the Nile Cat, they are an Asian wild cat species found in one area of the Nile Delta in North Africa several thousand years ago. This intelligent and playful cat breed typically weighs 9 - 15 pounds for males, 7 - 10 pounds for females. They prefer to spend most of the time with their most favorite person though they are social and able to be affectionate with other people.
Common Health Conditions
- All kinds of worms and bugs can invade your Chausie’s body- for example, parasites such as fleas, ticks, mites, and worms can irritate the skin and ears.
- Cats can become anxious or aggressive when exposed to other animals or to people they are unfamiliar with. When this occurs they may hiss, scratch, howl, or urinate inappropriately.
- Hip dysplasia, an inherited disease in Chausie’s that causes the hip joints to form improperly and leads to arthritis.