With its unique character and beauty, Singaporea is something very special and will surely enchant you too. However, the graceful Singaporea cat is still considered a rarity, because the number of breeders in German-speaking countries is very small. Nevertheless, it is worth deciding on a Singaporea cat, because the cat breed impresses with its appearance, playfulness, and intelligence.
History and Origin of the “Singapura”
Singapore is an enigmatic breed of cat because named after the Malaysian name of Singapore, Singapore is one of the breeds whose origin is not really clear. Genealogical research is completely omitted with Singapore because the breeds that were involved in the creation of Singapore are unclear and also whether Singapore or the USA should be named as the country of origin.
In any case, the breeding of Singaporea goes back to the American emigrants Hal and Tommy Meadow. In 1970, emigrants in Singapore noticed street cats, which were particularly delicate and used to hunt in narrow drainpipes, among other things. To this day it is unclear whether the Singaporea breed goes back solely to the street cats or whether the emigrant couple crossed them with other breeds. What is certain, however, is that the couple returned to the USA in 1975 with particularly delicate cats.
Speculations about crossing the street cats with cats of the Siamese, Burmese, and Abyssinian breeds were neither confirmed nor denied by the breeder couple. However, the special breed found fans very quickly and so it was recognized as a separate breed in the USA as early as 1982, while recognition by the FIFe in Europe did not take place until 2014. To this day, the Singaporea breed is relatively unknown and accordingly few breeders devote themselves to Singaporea breeding.
Essence and Character
If you’re looking for an active cat breed that has loads of energy, yet is very people-oriented, then the Singaporea is the perfect pedigree cat for you. Although Singaporea is friendly towards strangers, it is rather reserved and therefore needs some time to warm up to you at first, but once this has happened, the cat is a loyal companion.
Singaporea cats are so devoted to “their” people that they often don’t leave their side. With their social nature, they are ideal family cats, which are absolutely child-friendly and have no problem with the animal roommate even in a household with a dog. Nevertheless, the Singaporea also needs companionship from conspecifics and should therefore not be kept as a solitary cat. Even in a multi-cat household, Singaporea remains affectionate and people-oriented and wants to play and cuddle with “their” people.
The noble and exotic cat breed is one of the rather small breeds, but it brings a lot of energy with it. The intelligent pedigree cats like to be in the center of the action and are always up for a joke. If you observe a Singaporea, you will quickly discover the mischievousness and intelligence in their gaze and demeanor.
The Appearance of the “Singapura”
Characteristic of the Singaporea is its small size. How big are Singaporea cats? You may be asking yourself this question. Singaporea cats weigh between 2.2 kg and 3 kg, and Singaporea males weigh between 2.5 and 3 kg on average. Nevertheless, the Singaporea can be compared to small to medium-sized cats in terms of body length. The slender body is still muscular and strong, even if it appears extremely graceful.
The short, silky coat is also typical of the smallest cat breed in the world. According to breed standards, this must be the color seal sepia, which is approximately the color of ivory. The coat paired with the alert eyes in green to hazelnut brown and relatively large gives the Singaporea its special look. In terms of physique, the torso and legs form almost a square, because the Singaporea has a rather compact physique.
Attitude and Care
Singapore’s exotic beauty might lead you to believe that the breed is high maintenance, but the amount of care and time required to keep it is manageable. So she is one of the uncomplicated and easy-care pedigree cats, which, however, in any case, need a lot of company, both from conspecifics and from their owners.
Outdoor cat or indoor cat
With their small body size, Singaporea cats can easily be kept in a small apartment. It would be ideal if you could provide her with a cat-safe balcony or, even better, a garden. Nevertheless, the Singaporea feels comfortable even without this welcome change if the apartment is designed accordingly and there are enough opportunities to play and climb. Much more important for Singaporea than the opportunity to stay outdoors is the company of a fellow cat and that their caregivers do not leave them alone for unnecessarily long periods of time, then you can keep them as an indoor cats without any problems.