Turkish Van is a cat that has a muscular body, strong, balanced and proportionate. They have an elegant body with white coat color waterproof and distinctive color on the head and tail. Turkish Van originated from the area around Lake Van in eastern Turkey. They are sometimes called ‘Cat Swimming Turkey‘ or ‘the swimming cat‘, cause they love to play in water. Turkish Vans really enjoy the game like a game to pick up, they are also good swimmers. Why? because they have a unique texture for their cashmere-like coats that make them waterproof enabling them to enjoy swimming and other water games.
Turkish Vans has a coat pattern that is truly unique, pure white color but with striking markings on the head and tail. However, some have a solid white color known as “Van Kedi“.
What’s the difference with a Turkish Angora?
The first thing, of course their physical appearance. Color, Turkish Van has a predominantly white body with a solid-colored head and tail. While classical Turkish Angora comes with long hair could be white or any other color. Eyes, Turkish Angora can have blue eyes, but it is a genetic disorder that often makes the deaf cat. it is a sign, If white Turkish Angora has one blue and one yellow eye, then she may be deaf in the ear on the same side as the blue eye. Size, Turkish Van Bigger and bigger-boned than the Turkish Angora.
If it is still difficult to distinguish, then watch their behavior. The most striking behavior is that the Turkish Van loves to swim while the Turkish angora not.
Turkish Van Including the Great cats with muscular body, strong, balanced and proportionate. They are a type of muscular and has a sturdy solid bone structure. For body weight, Turkish Van males between 10 to 20 pounds, females between 7-12 pounds.
Turkish Van has a head with a broad wedge shape with a medium to long nose, which, in profile, showing very slight dip. Large ears set high on the head and close together. His eyes are oval shaped, sized and come mainly in blue or yellow, but some may be odd-eyed. Some cats develop a child’s eyes, each of which has a different color also known as odd eyed with one eye of each color. Body long and sturdy chest, broad and muscular is more visible in men. Medium and long legs and neat feet round and tufted. The tail has a brush full of magnificent and balance the body length.
Turkish Van has a plush coat, smooth and soft. Mantel has only one layer, and varies in thickness depending on the season. Winter coat is denser than the summer coat, and has a full ruff, which becomes more pronounced with age. Turkish Van Mantel has a unique texture for their cashmere-like coats that make them waterproof. With this coat character that allows them to enjoy swimming and other water games. For coat color, include auburn, white or beige, white, white becomes ‘chalk’ pure white without any trace of yellow against the bright colors of the head and tail. Occasionally there is color on the shoulder. Although the base coat color is always white, other colors and patterns have been gradually introduced since 1969, including black, blue, tortie and tabby.
Turkish Van takes between 3 to 5 years to reach full maturity. They are the kind of intelligent, loyal, loving and affectionate. Turkish Van is very smart and can learn tricks, games, including playing fetch and teaser toys that allow them to mimic prey. They are independent enough to interact with the people around them.
Turkish Van cat also includes a very active and fun. They love to play and will create toys of almost any object. They also love the water, so do not be surprised if you see a Turkish Van like watching water drip from the bathroom or kitchen faucet.
Overall, Turkish Vans are very loyal and almost dog-like in terms of their attachment to their owners. They are smart, they can sense when their owners are angry or feel sad. They are also very attached to his family members.
Turkish Van Cat Pictures
Turkish Van can survive up to 14 years, averaging between 12 and 14 years. Turkish Van is very healthy breed with no specific problems detected so far. Although some Turkish Van has been reported to develop a form of heart disease called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. But it has not been proven.
Overall, the Turkish Van is a kind of healthy. But like other cats, they need regular vet visits to make sure they stay healthy and get annual vaccinations. This is useful to protect the Turkish Van against common cat diseases including the flu, enteritis and the Feline Leukemia if they go outside the house.
Turkish Van Treatment
Turkish Van layer is semi-long hair (especially the tail) require regular combing each day to keep the Turkish Van’s coat looks shiny, free from knots and tangles. Routine combing is also beneficial to remove loose hair that can cause fur balls. Bath is only done if the cat’s coat is very dirty. In addition, Turkish Vans conscientious about cleaning their fur.
Turkish Van will eat the best quality brand of cat food. They also will enjoy the treats of chicken, ham and grated cheese. Cow’s milk may be giving them stomach aches, so be sure to allow a bowl of water to drink.