The Balinese

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Balinese cats are quite similar to the Siamese cats when it comes to their intelligence and behaviour. If you judge Balinese cats by their looks, you might find them rather snobbish and unapproachable.

However their refined feline looks – distinguished and graceful – should not make you assume that they are not friendly and loving, on the contrary they are affectionate pets!


Balinese are very “talkative” cats, but have softer voices than the Siamese. Those who wish to acquire a Balinese cat for a pet need to consider the fact that the Balinese cats have the tendency to communicate a lot with their owners, so they can get very vocal.

These cats are known to be affectionate, curious and very intelligent. They often act like dogs instead of cats, they are extremely loyal to their loved ones, and suffer when neglected by their beloved owners.

They resent being left alone, as they are extremely social, but if they have no better option, they choose to play with whatever they may find, they can turn simple things like paper bags, boxes, strings, pieces of paper into exciting toys.

  • In appearance they tend to mix the graceful moves and exquisite lines from the Siamese cats, but they also have long hair.
  • The name “Balinese” is, actually taken from the Balinese dancers. These cats are considered to possess the same beauty and grace as the famous Balinese dancers.
  • They come in four colours: lilac-point, chocolate-point, blue point and seal-point.
  • The Balinese can get into all sorts of spaces, however strange they may be, and however impossible it might seem in our human eyes. So it can escape quite easily and artistically, to find its own place of refuge, quiet time and relaxation.
  • They also require a lot of attention and care, so it is advisable for those who are away from home for long periods of time, who have a busy working schedule, to get their Balinese a companion or toys to play with.