Animal Stories - Havana Brown Cat

Animal-World Information about: Havana Brown Cat

Havana Brown cats are very chic, dressed in a rich chocolate brown mink-like fur and green eyes!
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Gary Butler - 2014-10-09
my cat's eyes are copper colored

Mollie - 2013-04-18
I adopted a 2 year old cat from rspca 8 weeks ago,he is very vocal he hates being left alone he doesn't like staying outside for long he only stopes crying if you let him sleep on bed with you he is black ,but also looks quite brown especially under his legs & underside .the rspca couldn't tell us much about him as he had been abandoned but they said they thought he looked oriental ,his head looks simular to a siemese he has quite thin legs compaired to other cats we've had his tail is also thin & has a kink to it ,he also has long sharp claws ,as soon as you sit down he edges his way onto your lap if you are reading he sits on paper ,I am concerned if he is an oriental cat does he need looking after any different from other cats ,as my others have all been independent & loved going out doors.

betsy - 2012-09-04
I stumbled on a havana brown by accident. My white kitty passed on with carcenoma cancer. After a few months my daughter said she wanted to get me a cat for Christmas, I agreed. We went to the shelter and I fell in love with the noisiest cat there. He is black, but when you fluff his fur back it is deep chocolate. He has every trait of a Havana Brown, including his non socialness. He loves to have his belly rubbed and nudges my hand there for it. He jumps higher than any other cat I have known in my lifetime and that is quite a few. I have always had a cat. He is a bit of a scaredy cat though, he jumps at sudden movement. but he loves to play, He will carry his ball upstairs then toss it down and fetch it and do it again. He is the funniest little clown, and I cannot imagine my life without him now. Oh and for the record he was only noisy at the shelter, here he is very quiet only crying if his water of food dish is empty.. The shelter called him Mr.Ed (after the horse) we call him Lucky..

Mary Peck - 2009-08-12
I have an "accidental" brown kitten - in extremely poor condition when he strolled into my back yard, having made a tunnel under the fence. His eyes were horribly infected and he was very malnourished. He weighed a pound and a half and he lost weight to 11 ounces at first. Both situations have changed dramatically. I can only think he is the product of a feral black female cat and a large Siamese chocolate-point cat who roams the neighborhood. He is not registered but he is a beautiful, beautiful animal. I feel fortunate that he sought me out. He needed help and as the veterinarian said, he knew where to go to get it. One other of the kittens was fortunate enough to find a home down the street but I think someone found the rest of the litter dead. I can barely stand to think about it.

Kat - 2010-07-31
We just rescued a little baby kitten(whom we named Lucy, after the Beatles song) from a person I know that was neglecting and abusive toward her. When my husband brought her in. Wrapped in his shirt. She was covered in her own excrement and both eyes were pussing and matted shut. Her mouth covered with dried old food and a gross slimy film on her little feet. I immediately bathed her while crying and got her eyes open and all the horrible neglect off of her little face and feet. She was skin and bones. I still cant understand how someone could do this to such a helpless life. She is a beautiful kitten. Affectionate, playful, not really affected by the neglect. She sleeps on both my husband and my chest all the time. At least 5 weeks old at the moment. I had to help keep her eye from getting further infected and since we got her almost 4 days ago she has thankfully gained weight and seems very happy with us. She was so hungry when we got her she tried to bite my finger off. She took the bottle at first with the Vitamin formula for kittens and ate up the soft wet kitten food we got her, vigorously. Like she hadn't eaten in days. Plus her eye is completely open again and no more infection. She is completely healthy. And growing since. I noticed she has these darker tiger stripes to her. But her coat looks a very very dark brown almost black, until the light hits her and it turns this chocolate brown color.
Her front legs are a bit awkward. They have an almost outer stance to her knees. But she walks perfectly. I don't think anything is wrong with her legs its just how she is built. They do remind me of the legs of a Siamese. Her ears are very large for any other kitten I have rescued/had. I was looking through breeds and came across pictures of Havana browns. And they matched her perfectly. Now I don't know what her mom & dad looked like but her nose is tiny and her eyes are green. Could she be this breed? I also have a Maine Coon and a beautiful Calico.
My Calico female is not too happy with our new addition She has been hiding upstairs and occasionally comes down to eat and use her potty. But the minute she sees the baby kitten she hisses and bolts back upstairs. I don't know how long this behavior will last but I really don't like her avoiding us as well. She swung at me today for the first time and I know she is frustrated. But she isn't normally like this. I love her bunches and don't want to make her feel like she is second best. Cause she is my baby just like the others.
Does anyone know what I can do to stop my Female Calico from hissing and avoiding her? She just doesn't seem to be okay with her presence at all. But I make sure she gets plenty of love from me.
I think she may be jealous. Would it be positive for my Female Calico, if I gave her a toy? And also including the new baby? My Male (Neutered) Maine Coon has hissed at her a couple of times. But doesn't at all act jealous of her.
I was thinking, if it was a good idea to go ahead and buy them all toys and show my love? Could that break the tension? I don't expect them to be immediately used to her. It will always take time. But my Calico is worrying me.
I dont want her to attack Lucy. I just need a little help on what to do to soften the environment with all of them. Lucy is curious about them. But since they have been hissing at her. She doesn't want to go near them much.

Thanks to anyone who can help


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  • Melanie - 2010-10-23
    Have your cats adjusted to each other yet? I had one that after 6 months was still very agitated and not accepting the kitten. The vet put her on a very small dose of Prozac daily. It helped tremendously. After a month or so I took her off of the medication, but her attitude continued to be much better. It has been a year now and while they are not "buddies", she tolerates the younger cat.
Jane Brader - 2011-08-13
Our beautiful Havana Brown, Hershey, who is three years old, has been looking more and more black in the past three weeks. We've had an extremely hot summer in St Louis and he does enjoy going outside in his back yard, but not in the heat of the day, of course. Back in the winter he developed a reddish color around his neck and we thought maybe it was from the sun streaming through his favorite window. That coloring disappeared and now his coat his almost uniformly black. What is happening?? Will the wonderful chocolately color return? Has anyone seen this type of thing in their Havana Brown?

Brianna - 2010-11-20
I have a cat that looks exactly like these cats. Everything I have read on here describes him exactly. He's seven months old now. I love him very much. His name is chocolate I just wish I knew for sure if he was a havana brown.

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  • Gayle - 2011-04-08
    Hi Brianna...I too have a Handsome, Sleek, Wonderful Brown Cat named "Chocolate"; Born in '04 to a Maine Coon & a unknown donor! My Brown Cat is Amazing & a Blessing, a Miracle he is! Wish I knew how my Tiggy Momma was able to create my Love Bug Cat! Take Care~
tracy wykoff - 2010-04-11
I would really like to adopt a havanna brown. My dad saw them on a cat breed show and fell in love with them. He really wants one. We have a calico and a main coon. Both are not registered. We have all our pets spade or neutered. We do not want to breed. If anyone has a kitten or young cat female preferred I am willing to pay for shipping it doesn't even have to be a pure breed. We will not show or breed. It is for a family pet. My mom is disabled with fibromialgia and my dad is retiring this fall. They love cats and will have alot of time to spoil them! or thanks

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  • john abreu - 2010-11-20
    I have a beautiful male havana brown which I am looking to place in a good home. I acquired him 1 month ago but my other male burmese cat is very unaccepting of him.
  • Dan Haase - 2011-01-24
    I am very interested in your cat. Please call me as soon as possible.
    Dan 757-495-0414
Veronica - 2010-11-06
I think my chocolate brown cat is accidental as well. He's gorgeous chocolate brown everything, no tabby markings but one little white spot near his eye. He has green/gold eyes, he's a little chubby and doesn't look slender like legitimate havana's but his facial features are the same, nose, etc. He's very anti social with strangers. Hates dogs but eventually tolerated my new puppy. Loves to be outside but I limit that, too many strays in the neighborhood. He fetches, or at least he used to. He's 7 now, not as active as he used to be, he used to be content with a rolled up piece of foil in a ball and would fetch that, played for hours! He'll sit at the window and call the birds in the most strangest meow/howl. He's social with the family, only my mom and daughter, not my dad but doesn't hesitate to fall asleep at his feet. He likes to be touched but NEVER carried and will NEVER sit on your lap, EVER. Once, when he was a kitten, he fell asleep on my tummy, like a little baby, but like I said, ONCE. Other than that, he's pretty vocal, he scratches at your bedroom door if he's out of food or water. He's a wonderful cat and his vet loves him, always takes him around to show him off, which is weird, don't know how he does it, he hates to be carried.

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  • Mars - 2011-01-23
    I am trying to find out how likely/rare it is to find a non-bred chocolate kitty. My solid chocolate girl was rescued from a feral colony, most of whom are solid black. No other brown cats. Plus I'm pretty sure which ones are her mother and sister - and they're both solid black. She too has that puppy way of "heeling" when I walk through the house, a somewhat odd vocal quality (mine sort of bleats like a goat!), and is pure muscle. Looks almost identical to the one in the photo at the top of this page.
Nancy Futrelle - 2010-12-22
I would love to know how common is a chocolate brown cat that isn't a Havana Brown. We just adopted a young male that is chocolate colored, with black tabby markings. He has white feet, tummy and a white splotch on his muzzle. Definitely NOT a pure breed. Our vet says he will stay brown, and that she has not seen one with this much brown on him. Is brown an unusual color for an American shorthair?