Balinese Cat Breed Profile


The Balinese cat is also known as the Javanese cat. This breed of cat is a very loving gentle breed. Balineses are playful and have lots of mischief about them. Be sure to provide your Balinese with lots of toys, because they love toys and also love to fetch!

Family/Child Friendly

Javanese cats get along well with other pets and children. They crave human attention and love to use children as playmates if another pet playmate isn't available.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of a Balinese is around 10 to 14 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live 20 years and even longer. The average weight of a Balinese is around 7 to 9 lbs.

Common Diseases

Fortunately, the diseases prone to Balinese cats are few and far between. The only diseases I found were weak hind legs and nasal problems.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Your Balinese will come litterbox trained at around 8 weeks of age. Shedding is average, only requiring brushing every other day.

Best Owner Compatibility

These Cats can be for apartment and condo dwellers. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has lots of love and attention to give, as these cats crave human interaction and attention. Best to have a playmate in the form of another pet for playtime and comfort.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy a Balinese are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

Owning a Balinese does not come cheaply. The average cost for one of these cats is around $900 or more per cat.

Aggression Factor

Not usually aggressive unless they are playing rough or if they are abused.

Noise Factor

Not usually noisy unless they are hungry or unless they want attention in any way shape or form.

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