Mixed Kitten - Common nicknames are moggie, mutt, Domestic Shorthair, Domestic short-haired cat or domestic cat. Moggie is the combination of a friendly and easygoing cat with lots of playful energy. They get along with children and other pets. However note that some are family friendly and some may not be even from same litter one may be friendly and the other may be angry. They can make better outdoor cats than pedigree cats. Being more intelligent and stronger than most pedigree cats, a moggy will usually have enough independence to be happy outside for large portions of the day.
Size: An adult domestic cat's average height in the range of 8 to 10 inches or 20 to 25 cm. Female domestic short hair cats weigh between 6 to 10 pounds or 2.7 to 4.5 KG. Average male domestic short hair cats can weigh anywhere from 10 to 12 pounds or 4.5 to 5.5 KG.
Temperament & Personality: The downside to moggies is that they can be more unpredictable than pedigree cats. Due to their wide gene pool you will often get kittens in the same litter that have completely different temperaments.
Activity Requirements: Regular exercise or play time is essential for this breed. Two cats can interact with each other which will help prevent boredom or depression. This is especially true when getting a kitten because they crave attention and need to play or exercise regularly in order to develop strong muscles.
Breed Traits: We can make generalizations about the different breeds of moggie cats, but ultimately, they all have their own individual personality.
Diet: 1/4 to 1/3 cup per feeding up to about 8 wks. 1/3 cup to 3/4 cup per feeding up to 6 months and beyond, depending on weight. Research shows that adult cats need a minimum of 26 percent protein in their diet.
Grooming Requirements: Require daily grooming to keep its striking coat in good condition. If the grooming process is started as a kitten they soon become used to it and enjoy the attention it brings. Daily attention will prevent a build up of knots and the fight that comes to remove tangles and matts from a neglected coat. Brush the teeth to prevent periodontal disease. Daily dental hygiene is best, but weekly brushing is better than nothing. Trim the nails weekly.
Colors: Moggies come in all shapes, sizes and colours. You can have a very strikingly coloured or patterned cat that is still a moggy. One of the wonderful things about cats is the vast range of coat colours and patterns that makes each cat unique. When choosing what type of cat you want, it is exciting to learn about all the different types of coats and colours they come in. Believe or not, some cats even look like they have moustaches. Genetic mutations can cause the most wonderful colored coats, and selective breeding has also produced some beautiful patterns. Here are the main colors that cats come in. White, Black, Red (Ginger), Blue / Grey, Cream, Brown, Cinnamon, Fawn color patterns are Solid / Self-color, Tabby, Tortoiseshell, Tri Color / Calico Color and Color Point.
History: Also spelled moggie and commonly referred to as a domestic shorthair or long hair, a moggy is a cat of unknown origin/mixed breed. They are the most common type of domesticated cats and come in all shapes, sizes, and colours.Cockney. Possibly derived from maggie, margie or mog, all short forms of the female name Margaret. Alternatively, in Wigan, moggy traditionally appliedto mice, not cats, and a cat was hence a moggy catcher, which may have been abbreviated to moggy.
Origin: Unknown, possibly Egypt, or Cockney
Life span: 2 – 16 years
Temperament: Active, some easy going, adaptable, affectionate can be temperamental, loving
Weight: 7.9 – 9.9 lbs
Height: 9.1 – 9.8 in
Colors: White, Black, Red (Ginger), Blue / Grey, Cream, Brown, Cinnamon, Fawn
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