The cat American Ringtail originated a few years ago, When in 1998 a male stray cat was rescued in Fremont, California. When the cat grew up, it was found that he tended to keep his tail in a hunched position on his back. There was no deformity or physical defects in the animal, the cat did not seem to have any kind of discomfort while holding its tail in that particular way.
Soon, other cats in the locality were observed with a similar “ring” in the queue. After the genetic consultation, the final decision was made to develop these cats as the only formal breed. The original ring-tailed male was crossed with a short-haired female cat. Since then, several litters are born with the features that show the “Ring-tailed cat”. Originally called “Ringtail Sing-a-ling” these felines were called American Ringtail and they are currently on the road towards the full recognition of the bodies of registration of the feline breeds.
A relatively large size, the RingTail it is a long and muscular animal. Both sexes can reach a weight of 5 to 7 Kg. in adulthood. have a back long and strong. The skin is soft and silky and can come in any color or pattern. The color of the eyes is also not strictly defined at the moment. The tail it's straight with curls at the tip that fall down the back. The legs are medium-sized fingers linked by membranes.
The famous ring tail is due to two different genes that produce the ‘upright’ appearance’ and 'curved’ the tail. It is seen in certain wild cats and domestic, and even in purebred dogs. They are not associated with any health problem. Its own tail is muscular and broad at the base, well-developed bones are not fused. Cats have tails ring position when it is calm. It serves not only to balance the cats in movement, but also to slow down during a Chase at high speed.
Character and skills
The American Ringtail he is very kind and loving by nature. They interact well with children and other family members, They even developed a strong attachment with one person in particular, however they are a bit shy in the presence of strangers.
curious by nature, explore everything what they see in their surroundings and are particularly fascinated by water sources, perhaps a relic of his wild days when he used to quench his thirst by drinking from the backwaters in the wild.
Another “Wild” attribute, It is their habit of its food storage, hiding in different places of the House for food at a later time. For its unique design and beauty, these fascinating safe cats win the attention and fame to prosper as a distinct breed, widely recognized for years to come.
Although their ringed tail does not cause any specific health problems, the American Ringtail you may experience some problems as you age.
Grooming your cat is a great way to spend time alone with him.. The American Ringtail usually has a short to medium coat length. Their coat is usually easy to maintain and tends to stay clean..
Brush your cat about twice a week to remove any stains or tangles, or just spend some time bonding with him and develop your relationship. They don't shed much, but brushing helps keep their coat soft and shiny.
What is the price of a "American Ringtail"?
The American Ringtail can be challenging to find, as they are still thought to be a rare breed. But, if you can find a breeder of these kittens, you can expect to pay between 500 and 1.000 $. They are currently only recognized by the International Cat Association (TICA), but with the status of “Registration only”.