The American Curl

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The American Curl is a breed of cat characterised by its unusual ears, which curl back from the face toward the centre of the back of the skull.

If you want a unique cat then the American Curl is for you. The American Curl retains its kitten-like personality throughout its adult life.


  • The American Curl is a medium sized cat (5–10 lbs), and does not reach maturity until 2–3 years of age.
  • They are strong and healthy.
  • American Curl kittens are born with straight ears, which begin to curl within eighty-two days. After four months, their ears will not curl any longer.
  • Both longhaired and shorthaired American Curls have soft, silky coats which lie flat against their bodies.
  • They require little grooming and enjoy spending time with their owners.
  • The American Curl, while still an uncommon breed, is found across the world in the United States, Spain, France, Japan, Russia, and many other countries.
  • Due to its large genetic pool with non-pedigree cats, the American Curl is generally a healthy breed.
  • Their ears however require frequent cleaning to prevent infections, and need gentle handling to prevent damage.