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Korn Ja Cat: Info, Pictures, Characteristics & Facts

Sarah Psaradelis

By Sarah Psaradelis

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Height: 11–16 inches
Weight: 6­–15 pounds
Lifespan: 13–16 years
Colors: Black, lilac, grey
Suitable for: Families with children and other cats
Temperament: Curious, fun, affectionate, smart, and patient

The Korn Ja is a small-sized cat breed that originates from Thailand. They have an entirely monochrome black, lilac, or grey coat with vivid yellow eyes. This is considered to be a lucky cat by Thai people, which has allowed the breed to gain popularity. The Korn Ja cat is a curious, smart, and affectionate cat that gets along well with humans and enjoys regularly interacting with its owners.

They are a great cat breed to be raised indoors, and they are well accustomed to living in small apartments with other cats. Their care requirements are easy for most owners to provide and the Korn Ja is a great feline for first-time cat owners.

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Korn Ja Kittens

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The Korn Ja Cat is a beautiful and has an admirable personality.

We highly recommend checking if rescue organizations or shelters nearby have a Korn Ja kitten up for adoption before checking in with a breeder.

3 Little-Known Facts About the Korn Ja Cat

1. They are considered good luck.

The Korn Ja cat is originally from Thailand and is a good luck cat mentioned in a Thai book called the “Shmud Khoi of Cats.”

2. They can live for a long time.

This cat breed has a lengthy lifespan between 13 and 16 years of age.

3. Cat hair will not be an issue!

The Korn Ja is described as a hairless coated cat breed with low shedding.

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Temperament & Intelligence of the Korn Ja Cat

Are These Cats Good for Families? 👪

The Korn Ja cat breed is the perfect family-orientated cat. These cats have an affectionate nature and they do not shy away from strangers. The Korn Ja enjoys following their owners around the house, playing with their owners, or receiving cuddles and napping on their owner’s lap.

Furthermore, this cat breed is very patient with children and can tolerate the rough play of young children—making the Korn Ja a good cat breed for families with kids. They are also sensitive towards their owner’s emotions, making them an ideal comforter when you are feeling sad or lonely.

The Korn Ja can become especially vocal at night, where they may run around the house with bouts of energy and express their personalities with loud meowing. These behaviors may be a problem for some families, but with proper training, you can teach your Korn Ja behaviors that are more acceptable during the day rather than the night.

Does This Breed Get Along With Other Pets?

The Korn Ja usually get along well with other pets in the household, such as cats and dogs. They seem to extend the same affectionate and social nature that they have with their owners to their feline or canine companions as well.

You will need to socialize new pets with this cat breed; otherwise, it can cause them to become fearful of any new animals introduced into the household. Sometimes, Korn Ja cats can suffer from separation anxiety if their owners are away for hours at a time, so it might be ideal to have other cats and dogs in the household so your Korn Ja feels less lonely.

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Things to Know When Owning a Korn Ja Cat:

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Like all cat breeds, the Korn Ja should have a balanced and nutritious diet rich in essential vitamins and minerals with high protein content. Their diet should primarily consist of a diversity of meat, and you should not stick with just feeding them wet or dry food. Instead, aim to keep your Korn Ja cat’s diet varied, as wet food provides them with high amounts of protein and dry food helps with their teeth and gums.

The food your Korn Ja receives will impact their overall physical and emotional health. Feeding this cat breed foods rich in omega fatty acids can have a significant effect on their coat, skin, and joint health. There are a variety of different dietary options that you can feed this cat breed while ensuring that the food is high quality and does not contain any harmful or unnecessary additives.

Exercise 🐈

The Korn Ja is a very energetic cat breed, so their owners should spend time playing with them. This cat breed does not require much exercise, however, toys encourage your Korn Ja to be mentally stimulated while helping reduce boredom if they are left alone.

You can give this cat breed a variety of different toys, such as interactive or chew toys that they can spend time playing with. Since the Korn Ja is a natural predator, they will enjoy plush toys that move around to trigger their hunting instincts and will further encourage your Korn Ja to chase, bite, and claw.

You can also take your Korn Ja out in the garden and let them have supervised outdoor play sessions in a safe environment. Since this is a small cat breed, you need to be mindful of larger predators, or your Korn Ja escaping the property.

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Training 🧶

The Korn Ja is intelligent and curious, which makes them easy to train. They can easily be litter box trained, which will reduce the number of accidents around the house. You can also train your Korn Ja using treats as a reward and a form of motivation so that they associate good behaviors with something positive.

Grooming ✂️

This cat breed will groom themselves regularly as their main form of keeping clean. They have a very short coat, so only moderate grooming is necessary. Cats have natural oils coating their fur to make it smooth, so overgrooming your cat by washing them frequently can cause them to produce too much of this oil, which then in turn makes their coat attract more dirt.

The Korn Ja sheds moderately, so they can be brushed weekly to reduce the amount of loose hair falling out. They will also need their nails trimmed regularly, either by a veterinarian or groomer. You can also provide your Korn Ja with a scratching post to keep their nails trimmed at home.

Once a month, you can wash your Korn Ja with mild soap and conditioner to keep their skin and coat in good shape. However, most of their coat’s glossiness and vibrancy will be impacted by their diet. If you are feeding your Korn Ja healthy food, you’ll notice that their coat and skin conditions improve after a few months, which may reduce excess grooming needs.

Health and Conditions 🏥

Korn Ja cats are generally quite healthy with few medical problems. This breed has very few serious conditions, but they are prone to developing minor conditions, like all cat breeds. If you suspect that your cat may be ill, it is best to take them to the veterinarian for a diagnosis and treatment.

Minor Conditions
  • Vomiting
  • Fleas
  • Diarrhea
  • Dental issues
  • Cataracts
Serious Conditions
  • Polycystic kidney disease (PKD)
  • Asthma
  • Cystitis
  • Cancer
  • Hip dysplasia

Male vs. Female

There is not much of a difference between male and female Korn Ja cats. Both genders look quite similar in terms of appearance. However, male Korn Ja cats are usually more vocal than their female counterparts, and they will have a sleeker appearance with longer legs and a more defined neck. Female Korn Ja cats generally have a rounded belly and a more independent temperament.

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Final Thoughts

The Korn Ja is an affectionate and docile cat breed that loves spending time with its owners. If you can accommodate their vocal tendencies and high energy levels but are also looking for a low-shedding cat that has a fondness for children, then look no further than the loyal and loving Korn Ja!

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