Sleek as a leopard, playful as a child
In the late 1950s, breeders combined the Burmese and black American shorthair breeds and the Bombay was conceived. The Bombay cat has golden eyes and a black coat that's soft as velvet and shiny as patent leather. With a tight, muscular body, she sways as she walks, with a bearing similar to that of the Indian black leopard. For all her athletic agility, she’s also an affectionate companion with a mellow disposition.
Is a Bombay right for you?
If you're looking for a cat who would fit in with the family, delights in playing and makes friends easily with dogs and visitors, the Bombay is right for you. Although she's able to entertain herself, she comes to life with your companionship and attention. Possessing a sweet nature, she brings joy to the household. And with her black leopard elegance, she's a beauty to behold.
Bombay care 101
Bombays require weekly brushings of their beautiful coats to keep them shiny and smooth. Although athletic, they don't need as much activity as other domestic cats but are content with playing around the house, especially with children. They can be trained to walk on a leash and are friendly to those they encounter in the outside world.
Top 5 most popular Bombay names
Top 5 wackiest Bombay names
- Chairman Meow
- Whiskey Escobar
- Liddle Friend
Top 5 Bombay medical conditions
- Atopic or other allergic skin disease
- Cystitis or urinary tract disease
- Periodontitis, tooth infection, cavity or abscess
- Infection or inflammation in the uterus
Based on claims submitted by Bombay owners in 2016.