5 Things You Didn’t Know About The Bombay

Written by: Modi Ramos
| Published on June 8, 2015

One thing is for certain, this is one cool looking cat breed. From their satin black coats to their enchanting eyes, the Bombay cat looks almost supernatural. You obviously recognize this breed from their striking physical appearance, but what else do you think you may know about this cat breed? Take a look at our 5 fun facts about the Bombay:

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1. The Name Isn’t for What You May Be Thinking…

This manmade breed was named for an exotic port in India, which is the well-known city of Bombay. Fun fact: This is one black cat from head to toe, even including their black paw pads!

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2. Super Affectionate Cats–With a Bit of a Clingy Side

These cats are reportedly known for being extremely affectionate to their owners, so much so that they love following them around–earning the the nickname “velcro cats” as a result.


3. Little Black Panther Doppelgänger Kitties

A cross between a sable Burmese and a black American Shorthair is what created this beautiful looking mini-panther cat with a coat so shiny and smooth it fools your eyes into thinking their fur is that of patent leather. And even as majestic as their shiny coats is those copper penny piercing eyes that jump right out at you.

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4. Naturally Inquisitive and Loves to Do Tricks!

These cats are super smart and naturally curious with a desire to discover new things. Because of this, many Bombay owners have been able to successfully teach their cat how to do tricks–particularly how to fetch!

New Jersey Meadowlands Commission, DeKort Park, Lyndhurst, NJ, USA
New Jersey Meadowlands Commission, DeKort Park, Lyndhurst, NJ, USA

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5. Watch What They Eat

The Bombay might deceive you if you were to pick one up, with their satin black coats masking the density of their body. Because these cats are naturally more dense than most cats, it’s important to monitor their food intake so that you don’t wind up with an overweight kitty on your hands. If you’re looking for a loyal, spirited, shiny black kitty, then the Bombay cat breed may be just the one for you!

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