The Scottish Fold is a smart, moderately active cat that typically weighs between 9 to 13 pounds. The Scottish Fold enjoys teaser toys that test his agility and puzzle toys that challenge his intelligence. His favorite activity is anything that involves human interaction. The Scottish Fold has a gene mutation that causes the ears to "fold,” bending forward and down towards the front of the head, which gives them an almost ‘owl-like’ appearance.
Common Health Conditions
- Dilated cardiomyopathy is a heart disease in Balinese where the organ fails to contract properly, resulting in enlarged heart chambers. This can lead to congestive heart failure, due to the heart’s inability to properly pump blood.
- Like any other breed, your Scottish Fold may suffer from conjunctivitis, inflammation of the pink membrane part of the eye. This can occur in one or both eyes and is most often the result of a bacterial or viral infection.
- Scottish Folds are susceptible to degenerative joint disease- especially in the tail but also in the ankle and knee joints, causing pain or poor mobility.