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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loop of poop - 2007-11-02
When I was littler my stepsister had one of these cats, and when she left to go to college, the cat stayed with me for the five or so years left of her life. (i think she was like thirteen years old when she died.) She was the most beautiful, sweet, & soft cat I've ever had. Her voice was really high-pitched, which made her even cuter. I only remember her getting sick once or twice. She liked being outside a lot, and she'd bring home squirrels and birds. Once, she bit a coral snake right in the freaking heart; now it's in a frame right over the spot where she set it down by the door. She'd fight small dogs, raccoons, and other cats that came near the house, but she was scared of the peacocks. She scratched up the carpet around my bedroom door and this one chair pretty badly, but mostly she used her scratching posts. She always responded to her name and would come here. Lily was a good cat.

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  • Hershey Bug - 2010-05-25
    I have an "accidental" mix as well. Mom was a Siamese and daddy was a black short hair from the neighborhood (according to who we got him from). Hershey is currently a year old and is absolutely beautiful. I fell in love with him the first time I saw him. Vet told me it was highly unusual to have a male his coloring and he was all the rage at the office and everyone just had to see him. He's very inquisitive, smart and extremely lovable and definitely loves to cuddle.

    Hershey looks just like the picture posted for the info on this breed.
Mary Peck - 2010-01-04
update on Koko - my Havana Brown baby - up to 10 pounds, at 8 months. my grandson got a kitten for Christmas; Koko tried to kill it and hid all its toys. they were rolling around on the floor playing by the time they went home.

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  • Barbara Bennett - 2010-05-16
    My son has a small black cat that resembles the Havana
    Brown. Pheobe is now eight years old. She friendly with my son, and his
    partner, and she allows them to pick her up. I am wondering if she is an off
    spring of a Havana Brown that mated with another breed.
Mary Peck - 2009-09-18
Janie's cat may be a Deep Woods Tabby, beautiful cats but really unusual looking. The Havana Brown kitten I commented on, is now about five months old and developing all the characteristics, but has a "fever coat." He was really sick when I got him, and had trouble keeping his temperature up, so it should probably be described as a "stress coat," white hairs scattered evenly throughout except on the head, feet and tail. It will be interesting to see if it all goes back to semi-sweet chocolate! All I know is, if he is a "puppy cat" he is a Labrador - into everything.

Ann - 2009-08-10
I have a mixed breed Havana Brown that has all the same qualities of a full blooded Brown. He is extremely charming, intelligent, and loving with a good natured rascally side. I think they make exceptional pets and I can see why they are called a "puppy cat". Feel so fortunate to have the guy in my life.

Janie - 2009-07-26
I have 2 cats my female is exactly like how they are described the Havana's. She is loving and extends one of her paws as she was wanting to hug me. The other is a brown male manx, not very social. They are not show cats and their parents are black and white! Do not know if they are an actual Havana or not.. Would love some feedback!

Zara - 2008-12-08
We have a 12 year old Chocolate Havana Oriental Male Cat. It wasn't until recently that I was informed, by a vet, that this breed of cat of the male gender is quite rare as they tend to be female. He is a delightful cat. He's not that vocal but when he is his voice sounds more like a wolf's howl than a normal cat meow. He's extremely tolerant of our children's overwhelming affection. He loves being outside and tries to get outside particularly at night time. He has very strong dog characteristics often been seen taking walks with us, without a lead, always walking ahead to check that the coast is clear before returning to us briefly only to repeat this routine many times over. He loves his food and until you pick him up doesn't look as though he'd be that heavy, but most of his weight is in muscle. I would recommend this breed as ideal for a house pet and particularly if you have children, they love attention.

Shelley - 2008-09-24
I have recently bought a mixed breed cat, I was struck by his unusual black/brown stripes which alternate from short brown fur to long black fur. He has long black fur along his back and on his tail which appears to be becoming plumed. He is pointed black. He is not your usual tabby and I have been trawling the internet for hours trying to determine where his very unusual looks come from. The havana brown is the closest I have come, and a picture of a havana brown kitten that I found is the spitting image of him except for the points. He is very elegant in appearance with a wedge shaped face and long nose. His ears are large even for an 11 week old and his eyes are slightly slanted, one eyes width apart and appear to be turning green. He has unusually long limbs and tail with big oval paws. He is very intelligent and even learned to play fetch at nine weeks old after an hour playing with a screwed up lottery ticket. He is the exact temperament of a havana brown - extremely loyal to me, very soft voice, not destructive, gentle, affectionate and talkative, loves to play games such as tag and fetch, is fascinated by paper and card and learns extremely quickly. I have no idea what breed is mixed in to him only that his mother was a tortoiseshell short hair.

Brenda - 2008-09-18
I have a brown cat but I don't know if it's a Havana brown. She is exactly what they had described her as, but she is the daughter of a Calico cat and I don't know who the father is. I'm on this website because I wanted to find out how rare brown cats really are and I wanted to know how many other breeds of cats have browns, if any.

catherine - 2008-01-01
Absolutely the sweetest cat ever. Can be a bit pricey because of the rarity of the cat, but definitely worth it. Havana Browns are vocal and playful animals.

shel tarling - 2007-11-17
I owned a havana brown cat over 30 years ago. His name was Kanakoa of Oaklands, bred in South Africa and grandson of the Havana featured in ?Grace Pound's English cat book. He was a wonderous animal who thought himself part dog and part vervet monkey, whom he observed climbing and swinging in the trees of our home. He traveled to England in 1976 and then to the States (Virginia and California). Need I say he has spoiled me for any other cat.