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December 6, 2018 |4 min read

Grace and Personality: A Guide to the Raas Cat

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Raas Cat

Raas cats get their name from Raas Island in Indonesia. If you want to find a Raas cat, then you have to travel to their place of origin. Nearly all of the world’s Raas cats live on the island. The few that don’t live there have been shipped from Indonesia to other locations where they live as pets.

Since Raas cats have been domesticated, you can technically keep them as pets. Their beauty makes them particularly attractive to cat enthusiasts. Unfortunately, they have strong personalities, so they don’t always get along with their owners. If you have one, treat it with respect!

Physical Traits of Raas Cats

Raas cats evolved in seclusion without interbreeding with other cat breeds. Living on an island makes it pretty difficult for animals to find new mates. Plus, you know how much cats hate water! Even the possibility of dating a new kitty won’t get them to put their paws in the sea.

The seclusion of evolving on an island gave Raas cats several notable traits.

You can identify Raas cats by their green, ovular eyes and large bodies. Look for bent ends on their tails, too.

Most have characteristics similar to bobcats. For example, they have squarish faces and triangular chins. They also have triangular ears.

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Raas cats come in a variety of colors. Many even have multiple colors just like common housecats. Some of the most elegant Raas cats, however, have a dark black color with a blue sheen. If you find one like that, then you will fall in love instantly.

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Training a Raas Cat to Live as a Pet

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Technically, Raas cats fall into the domestic cat category. People on Raas Island and nearby areas keep them as pets. The cats, however, have strong personalities that don’t bend easily to human commands. They don’t like to take orders from anyone.

You can train a Raas cat to live as a pet, but expect it to take some time. In the meantime, protect your furniture from their sharp claws. If you find a rather feisty Raas cat, you should also keep your skin covered until it has been trained not to scratch or bite.

The cats don’t have a ferocious nature, but they can get quite rough when annoyed. Just watch where you put your hands and pay attention to the cat’s demeanor. When it hisses or arches its back, take the warning seriously and back off for a while!

Since it will take some time for a Raas cat to adjust to its new home, make life easier on yourself and the pet by choosing a hassle-free kitty litter. With PrettyLitter, you only need a four-pound bag of kitty litter for your cat each month. Plus, you only have to change the litter once a month. When the next bag of PrettyLitter arrives in the mail, just dump the old bag and replace it with the new litter. You’ll keep your house clean and your cat happy without invading its space more often than necessary.

Have you considered getting an exotic cat for your home? What will you do with the time you save by choosing PrettyLitter over conventional kitty litters that require daily or weekly cleaning? Please feel free to share your thoughts!


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Christina Scamporrino is a lifelong animal lover and began working in the petcare space in 2019. Christina’s passion for the community of feline owners and enthusiasts have led her to designing premium packaging for PrettyLitter cat litter, PrettyPlease dry food, wet food, and treats, and a litter box designed to solve common litter box issues.

Outside of her professional work in the petcare space, Christina is a longtime kitten foster and has worked with several cat rescues throughout Southern California. When given the option, she favors orange cats, but loves all cats equally.