Somali cats are a long-haired type of cat. Somalis cats have an active,
intelligent, playful, curious personality and appearance. Unlike most
long-haired cats, Somali cats shed very little excess hair.
Somali cats have a bushy tail, and combined with their ruddy coat, has earned
them the nickname of "fox cats" in some circles. Somali cats have ticked coats,
which is a variation on tabby markings, and some Somalis may show full tabby
stripes on portions of their bodies, but this is seen as a flaw, and tabby
Somalis are only sold as neutered pets.
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