Manx: origin, size and character

Manx is a particularly sociable cat who appreciates children and other pets.

that Manx is a cat robust and strong, which has the special feature of being a race without a tail.

His origin

There are four variants of manx. stock.adobe.com

As the name suggests, is Manx is from the Isle of Man, located between Ireland and England. It is the result of crosses from the relatively small local cat population.

According to the LOOF (Official Book of Feline Origins), King Edward VIII owned several Manx in the 1920s and 1930s. This made the breed very popular in England.

Manx is an atypical cat breed that has the special feature of having a very short tail or none at all. Its lack of a tail is explained by a genetic mutation.

Note, however, the existence of four varieties from Manx:

  • the blunt: tail of a few centimeters
  • the rumped riser: tail forms a bulge
  • the rump: total absence of a tail
  • le longy: tail of normal length, cat does not carry the mutation

His character

Manx is known to be a real “dog cat”. stock.adobe.com

Reputation to be a real one “cat dog”, that Manx is a docile cat who value the company of people and animals (cats or dogs). Sticky and very faithful, he nevertheless requires time to adapt in order to become familiar with strangers.

He only moderately appreciates loneliness. He has a balanced temperament, both playful, affectionate and calm. He is constantly seeking the devotion of his master.

This is a very intelligent cat that is able to take initiatives. Very talkative, he will not hesitate to meow to ask for your attention or fill his bowl with croquettes.

His physique

Manx has a short-haired coat. stock.adobe.com

Manx stands out above all too the absence of a tail. It has a short-haired coat, which distinguishes it from its cousin, Cymric, a cat breed that also originates from the Isle of Man. With regular care, the manx’s fur is particularly silky soft. All colors are allowed for this cat breed.

From the tip of his ears to his paws, his silhouette expresses roundness. He and she weigh between 3 and 5 kg and measure up to 40 cm at the withers.

Another peculiarity of the Manx: its hind legs are longer than the forelegs. He is very flexible and can perform impressive jumps.

His price

Purchase of a kitten Manx costs between 400 and 1,000 euros. This difference is explained by the animal’s ancestry, breeding and related services. The latter usually includes an entry in the LOOF (Official Book of Feline Origins), which ensures the traceability and kinship of cats.

For the needs of the Manx, from food to care, an average budget of 30 euros per month should be provided. To this can also be added veterinary care and vaccination operations.

His health

Manx enjoys one sound constitution. However, if he has Manx syndrome, he has a life expectancy of a few months.

This syndrome is manifested by intestinal and urinary tract disorders as well as deformities in the spine, even abnormalities in the spinal cord. Otherwise, the Manx can live up to 20 yearsbecause he rarely gets sick.

It is necessary to keep an eye on his diet as he tends to gain weight. With age, he may have colon problems.

Adopting an animal obliges you, it’s a decision you’ll have to think carefully about. Do not hesitate to contact your veterinarian or the shelter closest to you before you start. They will be able to give you their advice on the cat breed that is best for you.

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