Bombay is considered a rare breed
Most purebred Bombay kittens cost between $500 and $700, but high-breed cats can cost up to $2,000.
While their social and affectionate personality makes the Bombay a great choice for people with children or multiple pets at home, it's worth noting that these cats enjoy being ring leaders and the center of attention.
Bombay cats are a specific breed of cat, bred for their compact bodies and large, golden eyes, while black cats are any cat with black fur. Black cats also have average facial features, while the Bombay cat has large eyes and a small mouth or nose.
You will often find your Bombay cat rubbing around your ankles or snuggling up in your lap. Its playful, curious and intelligent nature means it's always up for a game or a bird chase in your backyard.
Generally, Bombay is a healthy breed, but they can suffer from a genetic condition called craniofacial defect and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Other potential health concerns can arise from their small mouths which can cause difficulty breathing.
Longevity Range: 9-13 yrs.
These playful and interactive cats are highly intelligent. They can be trained to successfully perform tricks and retrieves. Some of them can even learn to walk outside on a leash!
Bombay has a medium body that is muscular. They typically weigh 8 to 15 pounds or more, with males weighing more than females.
All Bombays are black, but not every black cat is a Bombay. If you have a sable-coated kitty with an indeterminate background, you may be curious if they are a Bombay or an average black moggy. Our Bombay Cat vs Black Cat guide will help you tell them apart.
They like to hang around anything warm to keep the heat spreading around them. If you live in a cold climate, you need to make sure your Bombay is kept warm and comfortable indoors. As an outdoor cat, this is not a cat breed unless you are in a warm climate.
You can use stick toys with lures or teach your cat to play with a small toy mouse. For added fun, try training your cat on a leash so you can take him outside for walks. Bombay cats are very smart and active, so they enjoy being walked on a leash more than other cat breeds.
American Bombay have yellow to orange eyes (with copper being the ideal color). The British Bombay is a cross between the Burmese and the British Shorthair. The two varieties of Bombay do not differ in appearance or temperament, but some British Bombays have green eyes. Read More....