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Overview of Chausie

With their long furry ears, cougar-like snout and massive build, the Chausie looks like a super muscular Abyssinian, so it makes sense why they've been nicknamed "the Arnold Schwarzenegger of cats." The Chausie cat is one of the top five biggest domestic felines globally, with some weighing up to 30 lbs - that's as large as a medium-sized dog! Similar to other hybrid breeds like the Bengal or the Savannah, Chausie kittens are part wild. In the 90s, breeders combined Felis chaus - a jungle cat from South Central Asia with a domestic cat (usually an Abyssinian) to create the Chausie. True to their wild roots, these kitties are incredibly athletic and can leap up to 8 feet in the air! They come in 3 different coat colors: solid black, grizzled tabby, and brown-ticked tabby. The Chausie is the only cat with this unique grizzled pattern - a wild trait inherited from the Jungle Cat. Their short coat is easy to maintain. A weekly brushing will keep your Chausie cat looking their best and minimize shedding around your house. With their wild ancestry and striking features, these hybrid kitties may just be a throwback to history!

Common Health Conditions & Recommendations for Chausie

Food Allergies:

Chausies may be prone to food allergies so it is essential to provide these cats with a high-quality diet free of additives and plants (which can be tough for them to digest).

Recommendations for Food Allergies in Chausie Cats:

Common Health Conditions & Recommendations for Chausie

Hip Dysplasia:

Is an inherited disease that Chausies may be born with where hip joints do not form properly and may cause mobility issues later on.

Recommendations for Hip Dysplasia in Chausie Cats:

Common Health Conditions & Recommendations for Chausie


All cats are susceptible to worms and parasites, especially outdoor kitties that may come into contact with infected animals or environments containing parasite eggs or larvae.

Recommendations for Parasites in Chausie Cats:


As with other hybrid cat breeds, the Chausie is highly energetic, and they need a lot of attention, toys, perches, and scratching posts to stay happy. They may not be the best pet for a family with small children or a home with delicate objects because they have retained a lot of their wild instinct, so they can get a little carried away during playtime! As well as being a great athlete, Chausie cats are also highly social, intelligent, loving, and outgoing, and they seek out the attention of their owners. They would be happiest in a household with older children and other pets like dogs. Chausie kitties don't do well being left alone for long periods of time. So if you want a big playful cat that has wild roots, get a Chausie!

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