Saturday, March 29, 2008

What Are Pixie-Bobs?

I had never heard of a Pixie-Bob until a friend mentioned them last night. So, I set out to see what I could find. These are fascinating cats.

"Pixie-bobs are highly intelligent, social, active (but not hyper-active), bold, and enjoy playing with other animals.

They are also known for their "chirps", chatters, and growls; most don't meow often, and some don't meow at all. Chirping is essentially their "language", and some of their chirping actually sounds like purring.

Some Pixie-Bobs can be highly sociable around both their owners and strangers, while others are shy around strangers. Almost all Pixie-Bobs like to be in the same room as their owners, and will follow their owners around the house."

"The origination of the Pixie-Bob came from out in the Cascade mountains, near the shore of Puget Sound were short tailed polydactyl female barn cat was being attacked by another cat. The owner turned on the back porch light to see what was going on. They saw a Coastal Red bob cat leaving the scene. Two months later their barn cat had a litter of unusually wild looking kittens."

Lots of pictures here.


jyackley01 said...


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Jericho Returns said...

Wow! Thanks, Jen. What an honor. I'll be posting these tomorrow.

I'm excited.

johnlon said...

Hi, I just found your site now, and I was really interested to read about the Pixie-Bob cats, I'd never heard of them before, I've learnt something today.
I ued to rescue cats myself, and have 4 of my own, one of which is a Norwegian Forest cat. She's was ferule when I got her, but after 6 years, she finally came and sat on my lap this week.