The Bambino breed was created by American cat breeders Pat and Stephanie Osborne at their Holy Moly Cattery. It is a recent addition to the cat lists, first recognized by The International Cat Association as an experimental breed in 2005.
The Bambino was developed by crossing Sphynx and Munchkin breeds. The resulting cat has the randomly mutated gene for no hair (like the Sphynx), and one for short legs (like the Munchkin). It was given the name Bambino - Italian for baby - due to its small build and kittenish looks. It's certainly one of the oddest looking breeds currently available.
Bambinos are very active, and have a sweet-natured, affectionate character. They are very playful and will happily tolerate children and other pets as. The super-short legs of the Bambino do not prevent it being amazingly quick and athletic for its size. In other words, don't underestimate this cat's ability to scale tables and other furniture in search of food and fun!
Bambinos make great house cats, and are ideal for someone living in a city with no access to a garden. They need to stay indoors most of the time, as their hairlessness makes them extra-sensitive to temperature, and they sunburn easily.
All colors, shades and coat patterns.
- Status: Rare
- Place of Origin: USA
- Rough date of Origin: 2000s
- Hair length: Shorthair
- Activity Level: High
- Vocalness: Medium
- Child friendly: Good with children
- Playfullness: Evenly Tempered
- Grooming Requirements: More than once per week
- Weight: 2.0 - 4.0kg
- Size: Small
- House Cat or Outdoor Cat: Outdoor Cat
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- Social Needs: