Breed At A Glance: Scottish Fold - Wagr Petcare

    Breed At A Glance: Scottish Fold

    Scottish fold

    Scottish Fold Cat Breed Overview

    • Lifespan: Varies
    • Size: Stocky, medium-sized
    • Maintenance Level: Moderate to high
    • Coat: Varies in colour and patterns, can be long or short

    Best For:

    • Families with children and other pets
    • Owners who can provide attentive care


    • Weight: Up to 6 kilograms
    • Height: 8–10 inches
    • Distinctive features: Folded ears, round face


    • Sweet and gentle
    • Adaptable to various living situations
    • Requires understanding of cat body language

    Care Guide:

    • Grooming: Regular brushing, especially for long-haired variants
    • Diet & Nutrition: Complete and balanced cat food
    • Exercise: Moderate; enjoys play but may have joint limitations
    • Ideal Environment: Comfortable indoor setting with easy access to essentials


    • Prone to osteochondrodysplasia, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Polycystic Kidney Disease
    • Regular vet check-ups essential

    Nutritional Considerations:

    • Balanced diet with controlled portions
    • Consult a vet or nutritionist for homemade or raw diets

    Behaviour & Training Tips:

    • Generally sweet, but pain can lead to behavioural changes
    • Can be trained with positive reinforcement
    • Enjoy interactive playtime

    Grooming Guide:

    • Skin Care: Regular checks; occasional baths if necessary
    • Coat Care: Daily or weekly brushing
    • Eye Care: Routine checks; consult a vet for issues
    • Ear Care: Regular cleaning; watch for signs of infection

    Additional Information:

    • Suitable for various households but require attentive care
    • Need for a comfortable and accessible living environment
    • Regular vet visits for health monitoring
    • Cuddliness: Generally affectionate, but discomfort can affect behaviour
    • Rarity: Relatively rare due to breeding practices
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