FACTS ABOUT BRITISH & SCOTTISH CATS
But the Scottish Fold as we know her today was first born in 1961 in Pertshire, Scotland. There, a kitten with folded ears was discovered in a litter of otherwise "normal" eared kittens. This kitten, named Susie, was then bred to domestic cats and British Shorthair cats to establish the folded ear.
While Scottish fold cats are known for their signature folded ears, they’re actually born with straight ears. The fold begins to develop when the kitten is between 18 and 24 days old, but only if they have the gene that is responsible for the fold. Oftentimes, their ears will stay straight, in which case they’re known as Scottish shorthairs. In general, about 50% of a litter with one Scottish fold parent will have folded ears and the other 50% will not.
Scottish Folds love everyone, but they have a special affection for one member of the family. They are easy-going and cuddly cat. It is suitable for families with children, other cats and cat-friendly dogs. Scottish Fold easily adjusts to the busy families and environment that changes quickly.
Scottish Fold likes to spend time with people and to follow them from room to room. It also likes to play fetch.
British Shorthair & Scottish Fold and Straight - are best breeds of cats for big families. British and Scottish Fold and Straight cats are so friendly, accommodating and non-aggressive. The character of a cat of the British and Scottish fold breed can be called ideal if you have young children - it will never hurt them and will take part in outdoor games with pleasure. These cute cats are very affectionate, responsive and sociable, they appreciate the attention paid to them and are grateful for a loving and kind attitude.
Looks like a teddy bear, these domestic cats all have an amazing, peaceful personality. They love to gently, sweetly purr and talk to you. Though they love to communicate, these cats are never annoying. They are warm welcoming to everyone and everything around them, and have a strong bond of friendship with all people. As well as with other cats, and even dogs. “British” easily see the way you are feeling and understand, maybe he or she needs attention right now, or maybe not.
These balanced and calm cats, who, in the evening, really love to play and run around, but in strict amounts. British Shorthairs don’t run around the house all day, unlike many cats who are constantly active. Their personality is balanced out perfectly, they will play, and they will also rest with the owner.
Scottish Fold cats’ lifestyle is very inactive. And their natural charm captivates the owners, and they cannot deny anything to their favorites.
A Scottish fold should receive the same type of feeding as any domestic cat. You can choose wet or dry food or a combination. Some people prefer to give their cats a grain-free diet. Your cat's needs will change throughout its lifespan and you should consult your veterinarian for nutritional recommendations