Although its sleek and slim look reminds us of a wild cat and leads us to think that it is a hybrid race, Sokoke is a genuine representative of the catus Felis. Sociable, talkative, and active, it is a great climber who needs room to exercise.
Africa to the world
We are facing a pussycat who developed particular characteristics that ended up giving the rank of race. He hails from the coastal areas of Kenya, particularly the rain forests of the Forest Reserve Arabuko Sokoke, from which it derives its name.
As for several centuries lived isolated from other populations of cats, and reproduced naturally, it was creating a similar appearance in this Pussycat.
Entry into Europe was by Denmark, the hand of a brooder in the 80s of the last century. From there it spread to other countries of the old continent and the rest of the world. Although today still is not a very popular race, it has been recognized by significant cat associations.
We met the Sokoke a cat native rain forests of Kenya and was introduced in Europe in the 80s of last century.
Physical characteristics Sokoke
Lean and muscular, medium-size this Pussycat stands out as having highly developed senses of sight, hearing, and smell. Other features of this beautiful race are:
- Small head compared to the body, wedge-shaped and flattened at the top. The chin is well defined.
- Macaroons, broad and slightly slanted eyes. The colors range from amber to green.
- Medium-sized ears. They are keyed at the ends which likewise rounded.
- Long, muscular legs. The rear is more significant than the front.
- Tail long and thin, with dark, wide rings.
- Marbling, short and with colors ranging from light brown to dark wood coat with hints of sand, yellow and ocher. Also, it has black marks that are original patterns.
A cat requires space to exercise
Despite its history of wildlife, it is a very social animal who enjoys the company of humans. It takes very well with children and other pets and communicates with multiple sounds emitted quite often. We are, without doubt, before a parloteador pussycat.
As is very intelligent, he can train to take him out on a leash. Inside the house, surely you will follow its owner everywhere.
Anyway, it is an independent, very active, and curious cat who loves climbing, jumping, and squeeze through tight spaces. It is not advisable to live in an apartment, as you may already notice. You need space to play and run.
Also, he likes to spend time in the trees, as it did in African forests. So if you have a conditioned adequately so that the animal can not escape the garden, you can buy or build him a cat tree.
Caring for Sokoke
The Sokoke has a life expectancy of between 12 and 15 years. It is a very healthy breed thanks to the selected natural and so far, no conditions characteristics.
Also, as with any pet, you should visit the vet regularly to check that everything goes well and comply on time with the vaccination schedule. Also, the professional indicate what is the best diet according to the characteristics of the Pussycat at every stage of his life.
Moreover, it will be enough with a weekly brushing to keep shiny and smooth her short hair. And, of course, you must ensure enough space to be exercised.