American Curl Cat Breed Profile


The American Curl Cat is a very people oriented breed of cat. They are highly affectionate and crave human attention. This breed of cat is one of those breeds that has a tendency to retain its kitten antics well into adulthood. American Curls have been known to "head bump" their owners when they want attention or are being affectionate.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of cat loves children and can get along well with other pets. They are greatly recommended for the nuclear family as a great extension of the love and affection a family with children can give.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of the American Curl is around 15 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets can now live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for American Curls is around 7 to 11lbs.

Common Diseases

American Curls have no known genetic defects. However, if you are a breeder of American Curl Cats, and know of some, please tell me and I will add them.

Housebreaking and Shedding

American Curls come litterbox trained at around 8 weeks of age. This cat is an average shedder, only requiring brushing around once or twice per week at worst.

Best Owner Compatibility

The American Curl loves to be with people, so the best owner would be someone with lots of love and attention to give. This breed of cat can be for the apartment or condo dweller. However, this is not the type of cat for the frequent traveler. A playmate in the form of another cat or pet would help its high energy tendencies.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy an American Curls are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

Owning American Curls does not come cheaply. The average cost for one of these cats ranges around $1,200 for each cat. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

American Curl Cats are typically not aggressive animals unless they are abused or neglected. However, they do love to horseplay, which may result in some play scratches and play biting for the owner if the owner decides to join in.

Noise Factor

American Curls are generally not noisy unless their food is late or their owner has been too busy to pay them any attention. They will get their owners attention in one form or another, be it a head bump or something else!

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