The Havana Brown is a well-balanced cat breed with a muscular body and short-haired coat. Their coat colour tends to be warm brown and some reddish streak. The Havana Brown is an intelligent cat breed with a curious nature.
They’re extremely playful and often known to communicate with their companion by placing their paw on their owner's lap. They love to play and especially love to be groomed by their favourite person. This cat breed enjoys riding the shoulders of their favourite person and this behaviour is unique to the Havana, in fact, this behaviour is so common that most owners don’t even notice that they’re doing it.
The Havana Brown was originally bred in the UK back in the 1950s. They were bred by breeders looking to create a breed that resembled the Siamese cat breed but with a different colour of the coat.
The Havana Brown tends to become very attached to their family and they’re very dependent on their company. This cat breed doesn’t like to be left alone for too long and is prone to become destructive if they’re not treated appropriately.
Like lots of cat breeds, the Havana likes a routine and doesn't like it if the routine changes for any reasons. This includes being fed the same time every day. They also feel uncomfortable if household furniture is moved to a different place within the home. If you are to change their routine, this must be done slowly and gradually to prevent them from becoming stressed.
The Havana is known to be very talkative and they love the company of their loved ones. They love exploring the great outdoors but ca also adapt very well being indoors.
This cat breed requires very little grooming as they’re very self-sufficient. A weekly brush and wipe down with a clean cloth will help keep their coat clean and healthy.
As with all cat breeds, they also need regular cleaning of their eyes, ears and paws to prevent the build-up of dirt which can lead to an infection. They also require their teeth to be brushed on a daily basis to prevent gum disease.
Havana Browns are great with children as they have lots of energy to play. They thrive on being around humans and also enjoy the company of other pets provided they are socialised correctly and from a young age.
Playtime between pets and children must always be supervised to prevent rough play.