What is the diamond eye?
The blue eye is sometimes called the diamond or gem eye and according
to Thai folklore animals with this feature have supernatural powers.
However the diamond eye is sometimes used to refer to
cats with glaucoma with causes the eye to swell up or cats recovering
from cat flu. These are painful conditions and should be treated by a
vet as soon as possible.
Do Khao Manees have health problems?
With the exception of CatsAsia Cattery the Khao Manee is currently
bred exclusively in Thailand. The Thai breeders are in general very poor
people with little access to proper health care and therefore their cats
may be subject to illness. On the other hand these cats generally
are bred from a larger genetic pool than pedigree cats in the West and
in this regard are probably healthier. Colleen Freymuth has not had particular
health problems with her cats, so there is no reason to assume at this
stage that the Khao Manee is genetically disposed to illness. Colleen
writes: "Blue eyes show up most often, and deafness is not showing
up at all, thank goodness! We also are finding no medical problems at
all within the breed, but as you know, our breeding program is very stringent,
which may account for this, nothing is left to chance, such as inbreeding,
breeding too young, etc. They are extremely healthy, we are not taking
trips to the vet for any reason at all. They are on top of the line diet,
which I am sure has accounted for their good health, and also their size."
How do you pronounce Khao Manee?
Cow (rising tone) manee (neutral tone).
How do I write Khao Manee in Thai script?
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