You might ask yourself if the Pixie Bob traits make this breed a good fit for your and your family. Look no further. Here are the Top 5 reasons why to choose a Pixie Bob cat (TICA or ACFA registered of course) as your next family member:
One of the top Pixie Bob traits – they are afraid of nothing
You’ve come to the right place! One of the most memorable Pixie Bobs traits is their dog-like behavior and view any family not as a group of individuals but rather as their pack. Well, pride since we are talking about the feline species.
These cats bond strongly to not just one member of your family but to all of them. It is not uncommon for them to start the “night shift” in your bedroom only to move on to your kids’ bedroom halfway through the night. The Pixie Bob love is divided evenly among all members of a household.
Pixie Bobs thrive on human contact and will follow you around your home wherever you go. They must be near their humans. Even a vacuum won’t scare them off as this breed is quite self-assured and not afraid of much. Unlike other cats, water is not a deterrent and neither are noisy kids.
More Pixie Bob traits – you want a minimal maintenance cat
Another major Pixie Bob trait is the low maintenance this breed requires. Regardless of what type of coat your kitten/cat has, all you need is an occasional brushing every other week and that’s it. Add to that a monthly nail trim and your grooming “chores” are done.
You want a quiet cat – not a talker
Pixie Bob cats are not known for being talkers. They are mostly quiet and will communicate with little chirps. Only if something is of real importance to them will use their “louder” voice.
One of the best Pixie Bob traits – their intelligence
Pixie Bobs are very smart cats. Most of them are self-taught fetchers. You may throw a little fuzzy ball once or twice but that is all it takes for them to catch on. Next thing you know, your cat will initiate play by bringing his fuzzy ball to you.
Pixie Bobs know the meaning of the word “NO”! If you do not want them to jump onto that kitchen counter, simply take them off and firmly tell them “NO”!.
You might need to repeat this a couple of times but that is really all it takes for them to understand that kitchen counter surfing is not a bona fide pastime.
You want a cat that has little to no known health issues
Barn cats are the origin of the Pixie Bob breed. And as it goes with barn cats, only the fittest survive. This directly translated into a hardy breed with very little known health issues. Pixie Bobs are not prone to joint issues, glandular issues or heart disease. Most of them tend to live well into their teens if not even twenties.