Pantherette vs Bombay - Breed Comparison | MyCatBreeds

Pantherette vs Bombay - Breed ComparisonBoth Pantherette and Bombay are originated from United States. Both Pantherette and Bombay are having almost same weight. Pantherette may live 5 years less than Bombay. Both Pantherette and Bombay has same litter size. Both Pantherette and Bombay requires Low maintenance.


pantherette - historyThere isn’t too much history to the beautiful black Panetherette cat as it is still in development. It is in other words a hybrid cat and the name ‘Pantherette’ was give to the cat to describe its magnificent looks.

It looks just like the wild Black Panther or Black Leopard. There is, however, certainly no wild black panther or leopard that has been used

The Pantherette is a hybrid breed of cat that is still under development. It is intended to look similar to a Black Panther. It is a new breed based on a Melanistic (Black) Bengals as one of the foundation breeds.

The Pantherette is registered with the International Progressive Cat Breeders Alliance (IPCBA).

bombay - historyThe Bombay cat was developed by breeding black American Shorthair cats and sable Burmese cats to bring about a sleek panther-like cat.

Cats of the Asian group are given the name Bombay cats. It is also known as the Black Mamba or mini-panther. In fact the Bombay cat was developed by Nikki Horner, a breeder from Kentucky, USA.

In 1976 the Bombay cat was successfully bred and was recognized and registered by the Cat Fanciers' Association in 1970 and also the International Cat Association.


pantherette kitten - descriptionThe Panehterette is a medium to large black cat still being developed, It weights in the area of 4 – 9kg. It is muscular and strong with a long body and a broadish head.

The legs at the back are slightly longer than the front. The legs are strong and muscular and medium in length with large, round paws. The tail of the Panethereet is medium to long in length, thick and slightly tapered.

The beautiful coat is short to medium in length and luxurious and silky. The ears are small to medium with rounded tips. The eyes are oval and set wide apart. They can be gold-colored or green.


The Pantherette breed is still in the beginning stages of its development, so there isn’t too much information on its temperament. Those who work with these cats say that they have the typical temperament of a domesticated cat and that they are alert, friendly, curious and that they enjoy being in the company of their human companions.

bombay kitten - descriptionAs a short-haired cat, the Bombay is related to the Burmese cat. It’s a medium-sized cat, muscular, lithe, and agile – like a black panther.

The cat weighs anything between 3 to 7kg. It is a stocky, compact cat with a round head and ears that are fairly rounded at the tips. The coat of the Bombay is short and glossy. In fact, it is the pitch-black short, close-lying shiny coat of the Bombay cat that makes it so distinctive and that with its green or copper-colored eyes. The cat’s nose as well as the pads of their paws, are also black


Bombay cats are very social, getting on well with all their human family members. They’re affectionate and like to demand attention from their humans.

They’re typical cats in many ways and are curious and alert. You wouldn’t describe the Bombay as an independent cat breed, although the older ones do become more independent as they mature but they are cats that dislike being left alone for long periods of time.

They are however adaptable to different lifestyles and can easily learn new tricks. They’re intelligent cats and will need toys that make him think. He always loves to play with the toys close to his human owner and has quite a loud meow and purr to voice his feelings


pantherette cat - characteristicsDomestic hybrid cats such as the Pantherette make great pets. However, you need to bear in mind that these cats have that wild side to them and they often try to escape.

They are larger than the regular cat and its always advisable to have an outdoor shelter for them as well. The Pantherette is a truly beautiful cat but read up all you can on hybrid cats before you bring one into your home.

bombay cat - characteristicsThese sleek panther-like cats are a perfect choice if you want a cat that loves its human family.

Every cat has got their peculiarities and these Bombay cats like heat – you’ll always find them curled up close to the fire or heaters. On a sunny day they’ll want to be outside soaking up the warmth.

Provide your Bombay with all the things he loves and he is guaranteed to make you the most awesome feline companion.

Health Problems

pantherette kittens - health problemsHybrids suffer from genetic defects. These defects can often require surgery. A cat such as the Pantherette also requires a top-notch diet. You may even have to speak to your vet because these cats often battle to digest their food.

People who work with these hybrid cats say that a problem they often see is inflammatory bowel disease and diarrhea. Remember that cats like these are carnivores and their diets have to be made up essentially of meat if they are to remain healthy.

bombay kittens - health problemsWith good care these amazing cats can live to be between 15 and 20 years of age. Your Bombay, just like with other pets, can have any one of the health problems that cats are known for.

One of these diseases is craniofacial defect where there is a deformity of the head. Kittens with this deformity are always euthanized.

Vomiting is a sign that all is not well with your cat. Vomiting is actually a common problem with cats and is indicative of a number of causes. It could mean your cat has eaten something inedible, it could mean an infection or even a urinary tract problem.

Remember that ongoing vomiting can lead to dehydration so if your cat continues you must get him to the vet as soon as possible.

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease for instance can affect both your male or female cat. There are a number of causes of which stress and being overweight are just two.

You’ll notice your cat battling to urinate, blood in the urine, lack of appetite, restless and licking around the urinary area because of pain. Certainly, this is one reason you want to get your beloved cat to the vet.

Caring The Pet

pantherette cats - caringTo ensure a quality lifestyle for your Panetherett, you want to care for him properly. A well cared for cat is one that becomes the best pet.

He will have to go to the vet at some stage for sickness and for his vaccines.

Make sure you invest in a cat carrier or sturdy leash as your cat won’t like going to the vet. These cats can struggle, wriggle and writhe and he will make every effort to get away.

Speak to your vet about ticks, fleas, and worms in your pet as these parasites can cause havoc with your cat’s health.

Domestic hybrids such as the Pantherette will need to have a litter box that is cleaned every day. These cats like a clean litter box. Make sure that you scoop the litter box at least one time each day. If you don't clean his litter box regularly, you’ll find that he tends to use other areas of your home as a toilet. Being a hybrid, it is quite likely that he will in any case as these cat's wild side see to this.

Ensure he gets the best cat food there is. A cat is a carnivore which means he is a meat eater. If you buy commercially manufactured pet food, make sure that the top ingredients on the label have meat and protein listed at the top.

Speak to your vet about the absolute importance of quality cat food for your feline pet, as poor quality food can make your cat sick and you’ll be spending more time at the vet.

Cats can easily become dehydrated, so ensure that he has a bowl of fresh, cool water available to him around the clock. You can have one or two water bowls available to him and the water bowls must be cleaned regularly.

bombay cats - caringThe Bombay isn’t a heavy shedder and requires very little grooming.

Provide your Bombay with the right kind of nutrition so that it has every chance to be strong and healthy. Cats are carnivores and you want to be sure that he gets the best food. Make sure that he gets home-made or commercially manufactured cat food that is high in meat protein. Do research or check with your vet to make sure he is being fed the best food there is for his age and activity levels.

Your Bombay requires a constant source of fresh, cool water night and day.

Check inside his mouth from time to time to ensure there are no rotting teeth causing him pain and discomfort. Also, check inside the ears ad make sure they aren’t red which could indicate an infection.

Always get your pet to the vet immediately you suspect that something is wrong.

Keep your cat’s litter box spotlessly clean.

Neuter or spay your Bombay cat to prevent unwanted kittens.Spaying and neuterings as some very beneficial health advantages for your furry friend as well.

Basic Information

United States
United States
Weight Male:
4 - 9 kg
8 - 20 pounds
3 - 7 kg
6 - 16 pounds
Weight Female:
4 - 9 kg
8 - 20 pounds
3 - 7 kg
6 - 16 pounds
Life Span:
10 - 15 Years
15 - 20 Years
Litter Size:
2 - 6
2 - 6
Other Names:
Black Mamba, mini Panther
Colors Available:
Short, thick and silky
Short and shiny
Affectionate, Alert, Cheerful, Curious, Docile, Energetic, Friendly, Independent, Intelligent, Lively, Loving, Loyal, Outgoing, Playful, Responsive, Social, Territorial
Affectionate, Alert, Cheerful, Curious, Docile, Energetic, Friendly, Gentle, Independent, Intelligent, Lively, Loving, Loyal, Outgoing, Playful, Quiet, Responsive, Social, Sweet, Territorial
Low maintenance
Low maintenance
Kids Friendly:
New Owners Friendly:

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