Minuet cats are so cute! Explanation of cat characteristics, personality and care


Minuet is pitiful. We will explain its characteristics, personality, and how to raise it. Minuet is a type of cat that was born by crossbreeding Munchkin with other cats. It has become one of the most popular cat breeds today, but it has a very pitiful side.

What is a Minuet? What kind of cat is it?

The Minuet comes in both short-haired and long-haired varieties and weighs between 2-5kg.


The Minuet was created around 1996 by crossbreeding the Munchkin with Persians, Himalayans, and Exotic Shorthairs. It is also known as the Napoleon. This comes from the fact that Napoleon Bonaparte was said to be short. In TICA, it was named “Napoleon” as an experimental breed in 2001 and registered in 2002. Minuet means “a dance that was popular in Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries,” and this became the breed name.


The Minuet has stocky limbs like the Munchkin, a short, round face like the Persian, and elegant fur with a haughty face. Its head is round and curved, its eyes are large and round, and its small ears have rounded tips. It comes in a variety of coat colors, and there are short-haired and long-haired varieties. Its lifespan is 12-14 years.

About personality

In addition to the curiosity of the Munchkin, they also have a sweet personality inherited from the Persian. They are an easy breed to raise, as they are easily attached to humans and other animals, making them quite easy to raise even for beginners. They also have a selfish and whimsical side typical of cats, so they will not play with you unless you feel like it.

Are Minuets Poor? Why?

Are Minuets Poor? Why? Let’s explain in detail.

Many stillbirths

Minuets have short legs because they inherit the characteristics of the Munchkin. This can also be seen in Dachshunds, but it increases the risk of stillbirth. The lethal gene of the Minuet will cause death if inherited. Because of this background, Minuets and Munchkins are prohibited from breeding with other short-legged cats.

A cat breed that was intentionally increased in population

In the first place, the Minuet is not a naturally born cat breed. It is a cat that was intentionally bred due to the ego of the breeder. Is it ethical to intentionally increase the number of cats for business purposes? Opinions are seen all over the world that ask this question.

Health issues

Because Minuets inherit the characteristics of the Munchkin, they also have the problem of being deformed. Because they have achondroplasia, they are at high risk of osteoarthritis. In addition, the short face inherited from the Persian can also lead to brachycephaly. It is said that this can cause breathing difficulties, and compared to other cat breeds, the risk of developing the disease is much higher. For more information on Munchkin cats, please see the following article.

How to raise a Minuet

We will explain information about how to raise a Minuet. Please pay attention to the following points and the list when raising the cat. If you do not have the knowledge, you will need to take it to a veterinary clinic when symptoms occur. Short-legged cats are popular and many families are currently adopting them. Although there are genetic issues, owners should take the following measures when adopting a cat.

What is the selling price?

Minuets can be purchased for about 100,000 to 200,000 yen in Japanese yen. If they are left over, they will be cheaper. Generally, cats are mainly purchased at pet shops, adopted by zoos, animal protection centers, and organizations. If you are going to adopt a cat, you should first take a look around. Many cats do not get used to the environment due to their age. If you are looking for a new cat, it is better to look for a smart cat that you can show affection to.

Make sure to brush

There are also long-haired Minuets. Daily brushing is essential because of their voluminous fur. If hairballs accumulate in the digestive system, it can cause hairball syndrome. They shed and cleaning is difficult, so do your best. If you actually live with your parents or family, you will need their consent. This is a popular recommended cat breed.

Don’t pay too much attention to them

As explained above, Minuets are not always lively and active. Because they are sociable, you will want to pay them attention, but they are whimsical and go at their own pace, so paying too much attention can actually cause stress, so leave them alone for a while. Basically, if you keep your relationship moderate, they will definitely live safely after that.

Necessary equipment

The necessary equipment for raising them is the same as for ordinary cats. A carrier bag, pet food, air conditioning, a litter box, a cage, a cat tower, toys, etc. are OK. The equipment for raising them is also introduced in the following article, so please refer to it.


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