Nebelungs are lively, playful, affectionate, good-natured, and intelligent. The cat's mild-mannered state and personality may not always reflect the relatively high level of intelligence often found in the breed. Although it they active cats, they can live very well indoors. Nebelungs prefer their own families and often keep a distance from strangers. They tend to bond with a select few humans and stay loving and devoted throughout their lives.
Common Health Conditions
- Chronic renal failure (CRF) also known as chronic kidney failure is when there is a slow, progressive loss of kidney function, which eventually leads to permanent kidney failure. CRF is one of the most common forms of illness and death in older cats (though it can be seen in younger cats as well).
- Diabetes in Nebelungs occurs when the body does not have enough ability to produce enough insulin to balance blood sugar, or glucose, levels. Left untreated, it can lead to weight loss, loss of appetite, vomiting and dehydration.
- Cystinuria is a genetic disorder is caused by an inability to reabsorb cystine, an amino acid, back into the kidney tubules. This results in the formation of kidney or bladder stones, which can cause life-threatening blockages of the urinary tract, especially in Nebelungs.