Experts do not advise keeping a wild jungle cat at home, especially since the breeders have worked hard and created a domestic reed breed. The domestic cat Chausi will also require a lot of attention, but it will still be possible to find a "common language" with him.
Even an ordinary domestic cat often "walks by itself", and what can we say about the wild reed breed. Experts say that the jungle cat is almost impossible to tame. For this reason, many exotic lovers who have taken up even a small animal for upbringing, sooner or later have to abandon such a neighborhood.
Features of the breed: whether any jungle cat is wild
All of the above applies to cats taken home from the wild. Even 3 thousand years ago, the Ancient Egyptians told about two types of wild jungle cats: Felis lybica and Felis chaus. The second variety seemed to them more peaceful, because the Chausi even approached the human dwelling, and later succumbed to domestication.
Many centuries later, through the efforts of breeders, a domestic jungle cat was bred by crossing the wild jungle cat Chausi with the Abyssinian breed. External data: grace, size, high muscular legs, color - are in no way inferior to their wild counterparts, but the disposition is more flexible. Since 2003, such cats have been successfully demonstrated at exhibitions as domestic jungle cats, and if you really start at home, then just this one.
Necessary conditions of detention
However, the call of the ancestors is quite strong even in the domestic jungle cat, so it should be provided with enough space to live. It is better to keep it closer to natural conditions, in a private house. This breed of cats is very fond of water, because in the wild they hunt fish on their own. The powerful paws are equipped with even small membranes.
A playful cat or a cat weighing from 10 to 15 kg can cause a lot of inconvenience to the owners with its playful disposition. In nature, jungle cats like to sit high on tree branches. So they feel safe and have the opportunity to observe from above everything that happens in the house. It will not be very pleasant if such a "pussy", while playing, jumps onto someone from the household from a high cabinet. It is easier to find such a place in the yard or garden.
In their diet, Chausi are unpretentious: they eat everything that ordinary cats do. True, experts recommend from time to time to give the animal the opportunity to fish. For this, an open reservoir would be useful. If you arrange bathing in a standard bath, then in advance you should take care of removing all tubes, jars, bottles from there. Otherwise, a pogrom is inevitable.
Despite the fact that the jungle cat does not like to sit in his arms (this is good), affection is vital for him. Especially during the period of getting used to the place and the owners, you need to pay more attention to the animal. Otherwise, the cat may become sad so that it will lose its life. In good conditions, the reed breed can live at home for up to 12 years, however, the weight in home apartments is sometimes much less (6-10 kg).