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Bombay (Face, Muzzle)
Face, Muzzle

Breed Information


2018: #36

2017: #31

Name Bombay
Other names Small black Panther
Origin United States
Size Medium

Short Hair



Lap Cat Yes
Life span 12-16 years






Weight 8 - 12 pounds
Colors Black
Kitten Prices

Average $600 - $1000 USD

The average price of a Bombay kittens (pet quality) typically ranges from around $500 to $700. If you are looking for a show cat or breeding quality Bombay, you will have to fork out $ 750 – $ 2,000 USD, depending on the bloodlines and gender of the cat.

Breed Characteristics


5 stars

Affection Level

5 stars

Child Friendly

4 stars

Good With Others: It is usually good with adults, children (6+), and seniors and can be affectionate towards them.

Dog Friendly

5 stars

Energy Level

3 stars


1 stars

Low Maintenance: Occasional grooming is advised to keep its coat in good shape. Though we see cats regularly lick their coats to clean themselves, some regular grooming can be good; it removes hair, prevents matting, and stimulates circulation.

Health Issues

1 stars

Hypoallergenic: NoGenerally Healthy: It doesn't have as many known illnesses and conditions as other cats. Best for owners who do not want to worry about long-term medical costs.


5 stars


1 stars

Minimal Shedding: Very little to no shedding occurs for this cat breed. These type of cats typically produce little to no dander and are hypoallergenic.

Social Needs

4 stars

Stranger Friendly

4 stars


5 stars

Frequent Vocalization: It is known to be vocal. Owners might be concerned for excessive and undesirable crying or meowing, especially at night.

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Bombay Kitten (Kittens, Lying)
Kittens, Lying

Kitten Names

Rank Male Female
01 Gizmo Lily
02 Milo Princess
03 Olley Molly
04 Coco Buttons
05 Lucky Sushi
06 Sammy Chloe
07 Felix Sophie
08 Angus Emma
09 Leo Chloe
10 Zeus Summer
100 Cute Kitten Names ›


The Bombay cat breed is a medium-sized, muscular cat that should be neither cobby nor rangy in type. They are surprisingly heavy for their size. Everything about this animal is coal-black, from the tip of its nose to the tip of its tail and to the pads of its large round paws. The Bombay was developed to resemble an Indian leopard or panther, known in most other places as a jaguar. The most dramatic characteristics of this cat are its glossy black coat and its big, brilliant golden eyes. It has aptly been called the “patent-leather kid with new-penny eyes.”

There is nothing sharp or angular in any aspect of the Bombay’s appearance. Its head is large, rounded and pleasing, tapering to a strong, short muzzle. The Bombay’s ears are broad, slightly curve and medium in size. Like its eyes, its ears are set widely apart, giving it an alert expression. The tail of this breed is straight and should never be kinked. Bombays have short, dense, extremely fine coats that lay flat and close to the body. They require little grooming. Many Bombay kittens are born with subtle tabby striping, which disappears as they develop. Like most kittens, the eyes of baby Bombays are often blue at first, and later turn grayish. When fully mature, their eyes are a striking gold or deep copper in color.

Children & Other Pets

The outgoing Bombay is a perfect choice for families with children and cat-friendly dogs. He loves the attention he receives from children who treat him politely and with respect. He lives peacefully with cats and dogs who respect his authority. Always introduce pets slowly and in controlled circumstances to ensure that they learn to get along together.


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