Are Balinese cats aggressive and bad-tempered? Will they attack you when you’re trying to pick them up, cuddle or play with them? How do Balinese cats behave with kids and other pets in the house – dogs, cats, rabbits, etc.?
This is a very common question for people who are considering bringing a Balinese cat into their home.
In this article, you’ll find the answers to all your questions regarding the Balinese cat’s temperament and their behavior with kids, other pets in the house, etc.
Aggressive and Bad-tempered?
Balinese cats, like Siamese cats, are usually very talkative. They will tell you when they’re hungry or want to go out, when they’re happy and satisfied as well as when they don’t feel good for some reason.
By saying “talkative” we mean those high-pitched meows that can get on your nerves from time to time. It’s a good idea not to give in every time you hear this sound because if you do so, they will learn too fast and start using this means of communication more frequently.
If you want a cat that mainly depends on body language to communicate with you (that’s why they are known as “loners”), then you definitely have to reconsider your choice of getting a Balinese cat.
A Balinese cat owner will tell you that this breed is not suitable for people who don’t like cats talking. Yes, even if you’re fond of them you might sometimes think about giving them away because of their loud meows.
On the other hand, you shouldn’t think of them as “aggressive and bad-tempered” just because they are loud. To be exact, these cats are very sweet-tempered and communicate peculiarly with people they love – by using lots of meowing.
As for the bad-tempered part, there’s no such thing. In fact, they are so nice and loving that you might even think of them as dogs rather than cats sometimes.
How do Balinese Cats Behave with Kids?
Balinese cats are usually very fond of kids. They consider them as their little friends and will make every effort to stay close to them at all times.
Every time you come home, they’ll be happy to see you, but it’s your child who will get the first pat from the cat – not you. The Balinese cat gives your child all the attention he/she needs.
If your cat is already grown-up when you bring home a baby, then it will take him/her some time to get used to the new member of the family. But if they were adopted together at a young age (as usually happens) there shouldn’t be any problems with them getting used to each other.
They will follow your child everywhere in the house and tolerate all kinds of mischief. Of course, you shouldn’t leave the two alone for too long, because these cats are so fond of children that they might even feel jealous of their friend paying more attention to someone else than to them!
The only thing you should be careful about is to not let your children be too close to the cat while he’s eating or sleeping. They might disturb him and it can even result in a serious injury for the child.
How do Balinese Cats Behave with Other Pets?
When other pets are introduced into the house, a Balinese quickly adjusts and gets used to them. It always depends on the animals’ temper, though.
If your cat is too much into himself and doesn’t like people at all, then it might be difficult for him to accept that there are other animals in the house now. But if he’s a sweet-tempered Balinese who loves people more than anything else, then he’ll get along just fine with other pets.
So, if you have other pets living in your house that are not fond of cats, then make sure they respect the Balinese cat’s personal space. If your new pet is a dog, for instance, it should be friendly with the cat but shouldn’t push him around or annoy him by barking at him all the time.
What Should You Remember When Adopting a Balinese Cat?
Before you bring the cat home, give it some thought whether or not your kids are ready to have one more pet in the house. It’s especially important if they’re still very young and don’t know how to behave around cats yet.
On the other hand, if your kids are big enough and you’re sure that they will like the idea of having a Balinese cat at home, then don’t think too long and bring one home as soon as possible.
The most important thing to remember is not to let your children disturb the cat when he’s sleeping or eating. If you want your pets to get along well, then you should give them respect and attention.
In short, a Balinese cat is not the kind of pet that will bother your kids when they’re playing with their toys or watching TV. This breed gets along with everyone who treats him with love and care! In fact, he’ll be extremely nice to the children in your family and will be your kids’ best friend.
So, if you’re looking for a friendly and loving cat that will fit your family perfectly, then a Balinese should definitely be on your list of possible pets.
Just make sure you’ll be able to take care of him and give him all the attention he deserves!