The Genetta cat is a newly-developed breed of cat, from the Pawstruck Cattery. The breeders of the Genetta explain that they understand that there is a demand for genets as pets.
As such, they found that combining the traits of a Bengal and a Munchkin breed might create a cat that closely resembles a genet.
And no, there are no genet genes involved in the creation of a Genetta cat. Let’s take a closer look at this unusual breed and what you need to know about them.
The International Cat Association recognizes the breed. The Rare and Exotic Feline Registry and the Dwarf Cat Association will also accept a registration of a Genetta cat.
The Genetta lives up to a healthy 15 years – a fair length of cat life – so there are no identifiable chronic issues on that front.
It does, in fact, shed, though very minimally on the cat-shedder scale. It is – in technical terms – a “low-shedding cat”.
Like Minskin and other Munchkin cats, they are playful and love to galavant, climb, run and pounce.
Genetta cats are active and intelligent. They are known for a number of positive personality characteristics, including being very trainable.