What is a Singapura Cat?
The Singapura is one of the smallest breeds of cats, hence its inclusion on this website all about teacup cats.
The Singapura originated when Tommy and Hal Meadow returned to the United States from Singapore with three cats, males and a female from the same litter and another female.
They were the foundation of a breed known today as the Singapura.
The Singapura gets its name from the Malay name for Singapore.
The Singapura is very similar genetically to the Burmese and because of its past history is not considered to be a natural breed although the Singapura was accepted by the CFA in 1982 and was granted championship status in 1988.
The Sinapore tourist board uses the Singapura as its mascot but in the city this breed of cat is recognized by a different name which is the Kucinta.
The name Kucinta was taken from the words Kucing which means love and Cinta which means love.
It also means I love in Malay.
Sculptures of the cat can be found along the banks of the Singapore River.
The Singapura is of a moderate build, being both muscular and stocky.
It is also one of the world’s smallest felines with a short, fine coat.
A fully grown Singapura male will weigh 6-8 pounds while the female will weigh 5-6 pounds.
The Singapura is characterized by its pointed ears and large almond shaped eyes with a coats similar to that of a ticked tabby.
The Singapura is curious by nature, playful and very active.
The Singapura is one of the very few dwarf breeds available to purchase in the United Kingdom and will cost £300-£400 while if you are planning to take your Singapura to shows a kitten of this quality will cost upwards of £600.
There are health concerns with the Singapura which includes PKD.
The female Singapura often has to undergo a Caesarean section owing to their weakened muscles.
Unfortunately the gene pool of the Singapura has been very small because breeders have preferred to use just Singapuras from around the world.
In April 2013, UK’s Governing Council of the Fancy Cat has started allowing outcrossing for the breed.
Individuals chosen have to meet certain health and appearance requirements.
This should allow for a healthier Singapura specimen with less health concerns.
The Singville Cattery specializes in the Singapura and would assist you in finding the perfect pet https://www.singapuracats.org/Home.php
See below video of Singapura Cat