Australian Mist is especially known as a friendly and sociable cat globally. It was developed in Australia. Also, note that Australian Mist comes from the crossing between Burmese and Abyssinian. Earlier its name was Spotted Mist.
History and Origins
• Country of Origin: Australia
• Other Names: Spotted Mist
Australian Mist was developed in Australia by a breeder named Dr Truda Straede. It arose in 1976 after a lot of breeding attempts. Dr Truda crosses about 30 cat breeds, including several shorthair breeds, Abyssinian and Burmese. Mainly dr. Truda wanted to get a breed with short hair with a spotted body coat. That is why Australian Mist was known as spotted Mist before.
But in 1988, some of the coat patterns have recognized by the internal cat association. And then it got the Australian name Mist. Also, know that dr. Truda has written a book on Australian mist breeds. In that book, she has written about the history and development of an Australian mist.
Sociable, friendly, gentle, and loyal
The average weight of an Australian mist is 4 to 7 kg. But the female may be a little bit lower weight than a male Australian Mist.
Australian Mist is available in seven colors and two different patterns, spotted and marbled. And they are mostly found in brown, blue, chocolate—lilac, caramel, gold, and peach.
About 15+ years
Australian Mist price:
The price of an Australian mist varies depending on the breeder type. Although the price would be higher or lower from breeder to breeder, the average price is $800 to $1200.
Traits of Australian Mist
- They are loyal, loving, people-oriented, and love to stay with family members.
- Australian Mist is well-known for spotted Mist and its serious appearance
- They are extremely active in their childhood but become calm when adult
- Australia may take up to two years to get its complete variety of color pattern
- Dr Truda Straede developed this breed and waited about nine years to get the reorganization
- It is known as a rare cat breed despite being developed in 1970
Care and maintenance of Australian Mist
The good side of an Australian Mist is that they don’t need much maintenance because they are entitled to short and medium coats. You can brush their coat once a week to keep them healthy. However, this breed also needs some basic care like other cat breeds. Nail cutting, ear cleaning, tooth brushing, and providing scratch poles are some of those cares.
Australian Mist has no particular nutrition requirement except regular meat, fish, or processed dry food. You must remember that freshwater is very important to maintain your cat’s nutrition.
This breed has no genetic and hereditary diseases, but they can get sick from Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. This heart disease is risky for cats, even if it can cause death. So, consulting with a vet is important if you notice anything wrong with your cat.
- What does an Australian Mist cat look like?
An Australian mist exists with a short thicker coat, fluffy tail and lined face. Also, note that the legs of Australian Mist are ringed and barred. Besides, this breed comes with realities of color and pattern. The common color of Australian Mist is a warm brown, blue, chocolate, lilac, gold and peach. And the patterns are delicate spots or intricate marbled swirls.
- Are Australian Mist cats hypoallergenic?
No, the Australian mist cat is not hypoallergenic. Although this breed has short and thicker coats, they are not hypoallergenic. If you have problem from allergic dust and fur, then try to adopt a cat from another breed of cat.