Khao Manee

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Life span

16 Years


Khao Manee Overview

The Khao Manee cat breed has a smooth, pure white coat and muscular build. Their eyes come in a variety of colours and are their most distinctive trait. The most popular colour is one blue and one green eye or one gold and one blue eye. This colour is so beautifully striking, that it makes this cat breed extremely unique and sought after. Their ears are large and take a prominent position on their wedge-shaped head.

This cat breed is known to be rather vocal and they’re very confident in nature. They really enjoy the company of others and are very affectionate, sociable and love lots of attention.

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Khao Manee Characteristics

History & Origin

This cat breed is the most naturally occurring as it came without any form of human intervention. The Khao Manee is the original royal breed of Thailand, where they have been around for hundreds of years. They’re considered very special in Thailand and a scared cat. Despite this, their rareness is not considered by other cat organisations. 

Khao Manee Temperament

The Khao Manee is playful, cheeky and loves spending their time around their favourite people. This delightful cat breed tends to form strong bonds with their loved ones as they're extremely social. The Khao Manee is intelligent, loving and very inquisitive. They love nothing more than interacting with their human family and spend endless hours following their family around the house, checking on what they're doing. 


The Khao Manee requires very little grooming as their coat is short. They do, however, require more regular brushing during the change of seasons as they tend to shed more during this time. 

As with all cat breeds, they require regular cleaning of their ears, eyes and paws to prevent the build-up of dirt and debris which can lead to an infection. They also require regular brushing of their teeth to prevent gum disease.

Children and other pets

This wonderful cat makes an excellent addition to a family with children of all ages. Their playful ways mean they would get along very well with children. It's worth noting that playtime should always be supervised to prevent rough play. 

Early socialisation is also important if you are to introduce another pet to the household. In this instance, both pets would need adequate training on a regular basis to ensure both are happy with the transition.