Bombay Cat Breed Profile


The Bombay Cat is a highly affectionate breed of cat. Resembling a miniature black panther, Bombay cats love to play games, play fetch, and do tricks. They are heat seeking cats, which means they love to burrow under the covers no matter what season it is.

Family/Child Friendly

These cats love to be with children and are good to get along with other pets as well.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of a Bombay is around 15 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for a Bombays is around 8 to 15 lbs.

Common Diseases

There are no current documented diseases for this breed of cat. However, that doesn’t mean they don’t exist. If you have any information on this, don’t hesitate to email me.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Bombays are litterbox trained at around 8 weeks of age. This breed of cat is an average shedder, only requiring a brushing every other day at worst.

Best Owner Compatibility

This breed of cat can be for the apartment and condo dwellers. However, Bombays are not for the frequent traveler, as they crave human attention. Best owner has lots of love and attention to give and a playmate for Kitty when they are busy.

Where to Buy

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

Average Cost

Owning one of these cats does not come cheaply. The average cost of a Bombay is around $600+ per cat. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

Bombays aren’t normally aggressive unless abused or neglected. However, they do tend to play rough and bite hard when they play rough, and that may be mistaken for aggression, but it’s really just horseplay cat style.

Noise Factor

Bombays are usually not noisy but they can be if their food is late or if they want attention in any way shape or form. If they want attention and the owner isn’t giving it to them, they will find creative ways of letting them know.

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