Have you seen this super big cat, Mr. B or Beejay on twitter? If you haven’t, you’d better check him HERE! I was scrolling through twitter when I see this cat. He is a big boy with a big heart, according to the Morris Animal Refuge. I started wondering what kind of cat he is. A lot of people say that he is a big bobcat, lynx, or even a mountain lion since he weighs in at a whopping 26 pounds even though he is just two years old. What is the difference between them and what kind of cat do you think BeeJay is?
I’ve seen so many kinds of cat and take care of some big cat, especially my maine coon cat, Haze. However, I’ve never seen such a beautiful jumbo sized package of fluff and love like this before. So I did a little research to find out what kind of cat Beejay is.
This gigantic cat who is now looking for a brand new permanent home in Philadelphia is actually a domestic shorthair cat. It has mixed ancestry and some people say these kitties are the mutts of the feline world, but it is cute, loving, and smart. Let’s look at what that means and how to differentiate big cats.
Domestic Shorthair Cat
Domestic Shorthair cat is one of the most common pets which come in all colors, shapes, statures, and sizes. However, there is one thing in common: Their families loved them so much. It turns out that BeeJay is a big fat domestic shorthair cat and he is still accepted by the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA).
Several Characteristics of Domestic Shorthair Cats
- Domestic shorthair cats have a strong hunting instinct
They’d spend a few hours tracking down prey even if they have been well fed by their owners. Unlike other cats that depends on their hooman, they’d try to hunt something outside the owner’s house. This happens because they enjoy eating so much. It is also one of the reasons why domestic shortair cats are prone to obesity due to their overeating. They can get obesity because of overeating. However, BeeJay is still within the safe level of weight. By looking at this chonk BFI Risk Chart, we’d know that Beejay is between low risk and moderate risk.
With the right amount of care from his permanent adopter, he will be the most charming yet healthy chonk in Philadelphia. So, if you think you are just the right person to take care of BeeJay, go get him HERE!
- They are mix of various breeds
This resulting in a vast range of markings or pattern combinations, endless colors, and personalities. Other than that, domestic shorthair cats tend not to be exposed to uncommon health complications due to their mixed parentage.They has an easy-going personality
They can be playful, affectionate, quiet, vocal, docile, or calm. They are by nature not an aggressive cat, making them excellent pets for kids and elderly, and excellent playmate for cats, dogs and other animals with a proper introduction period.
- Only need a minimal grooming once in a while
Their tight, sleek, and short coat should be brushed to remove their loose or dead hair, occasionally.
- Their statures are suitable for cuddling
Their heads are wide between the ears, tapering in an angular shape, with a pointed nose and fleshy cheeks. Their ears placed at the top of the head and their tails are medium in length with pointed tip. They have large and round eyes with a color that complements their bodies.
Another kind of big cat is big bobcat. It is a medium sized cat with a ruff of fur around the sides of the face. If you look at the picture of them side by side, at first, you might think they are the same. However, there are a lot of differences between them, such as their primary diet, tail, ear, fur, and habitat.
Several Characteristics of Big Bobcats
- Big bobcats are about twice the size of their domestic counterparts.
- Since they are a wild animal, they have long legs and big paws.
- Their fur comes in a variety of buffs and browns, with dark brown or black stripes and mottled markings, and white underbelly.
- They’ve got ruffs of fur around their faces, tufted ears, and they’re named after their short, black-tipped tails, which seem to have been bobbed.
- Their sight, hearing and sense of smell are all exceptionally outstanding.
- There’s a record of one wild bobcat that survives for 16 years, but usually they can live up to 12 years.
Lynx is much more gigantic than domestic shorthair cats and big bobcat since it is a wild animal that hard to pet. Its weight is between 22 to 44 pounds and has long back legs. Since they are dependent on their prey, they completed with large paw and hairy soles to easily attack their prey.
To make it easier, I’ve decided to make a comparison table consists of four elements. These elements are primary diet, body feature, and habitat.
The comparison table of cat
So now we know for sure that BeeJay is super big tame and lovely cat that we can easily pet and definitely not a big bobcat or even lynx. He is far more fluffy chonk and I’m considering to adopt this pretty furry cat. How about you?