The Javanese cat is an Oriental cat who is not actually from Indonesia or Java. They are, in essence, longhaired Oriental cats with point colorations, very similar in appearance to Siamese cats, with the exception of their longhaired coat.

The Javanese has long and slender legs with a lean and muscular body. They have relatively large triangle-shaped ears that appear to constantly be alert. Their heads are triangle-shaped, much like the Siamese cat’s head.

Their coats are what distinctly set them apart from standard Siamese cats, as the two breeds are genetically very similar. While their long and silky coats can be found in a variety of colors and patterns, they are typically found in the same colors as Siamese cats, and most often have the same point coloration as their Siamese relatives. Darker legs, tails, and darker coloration around their ears and snout are distinct features of the Javanese.

Known to be a highly intelligent and very affectionate cat who is also incredibly vocal, the Javanese cat is a great companion for someone who is fond of chatty cats. They are very active and can sometimes be a little bit too energetic for some owners, which is why it is typically advisable to have more than one so that they can keep each other company. Javanese cats form close bonds with their human companions, and have been said to actually fall into a type of depression when separated from their people, which is why it’s a good idea to let them have another cat for a companion.

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