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Serrade Petit Cat: Temperament, Traits & Pictures

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If you’re not very familiar with the Serrade Petit cat, don’t worry, as you aren’t alone. This extremely new breed comes to us from France and really hasn’t hit the rest of the world yet—so much so that if you’re searching for one outside of France, you’ll likely have a difficult time finding it.

Breed Overview

Height:

18–23 inches

Weight:

6–9 pounds

Lifespan:

12–16 years

Colors:

Tan, orange, white, striped, bi-colored or tri-colored

Suitable for:

Families or single-person households looking for an indoor cat

Temperament:

Friendly, affectionate, playful, chill

This new breed seems to make an absolutely lovely pet, though, as they have a generally laid-back nature and enjoy cuddles and the occasional playtime. This kitty is also unafraid to tell you exactly what they want and when they want it. Below is everything you’ll need to know about the Serrade Petit—from how much they cost to how to take care of them!

Serrade Petit Characteristics

Energy:
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High-energy cat will need a lot of mental and physical stimulation to stay happy and healthy, while low-energy cats require minimal physical activity. It’s important when choosing a cat to make sure their energy levels match your lifestyle or vice versa.
Trainability:
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Easy-to-train cats are more willing and skilled at learning prompts and actions quickly with minimal training. Cats that are harder to train are usually more stubborn and will require a bit more patience and practice.
Health:
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Some cat breeds are prone to certain genetic health problems, and some more than others. This doesn’t mean that every cat will have these issues, but they have an increased risk, so it’s important to understand and prepare for any additional needs they may require.
Lifespan:
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Some breeds, due to their size or their breeds' potential genetic health issues, have shorter lifespans than others. Proper exercise, nutrition, and hygiene also play an important role in the lifespan of your pet.
Sociability:
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Some cat breeds are more social than others, both towards humans and other animals. More social cats have a tendency to rub up on strangers for scratches, while less social cats shy away and are more cautious, even potentially aggressive. No matter the breed, it’s important to socialize your cat and expose them to lots of different situations.

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Serrade Petit Kittens

Serrade Petit Kitten
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Serrade Petits are fairly costly, mainly because they are a newer breed that is still relatively rare. Since they are still located mostly in their origin country of France, chances are you’ll have to take a trip there to get one in the first place.

If your heart is truly set on a Serrade Petit, you’ll have to do plenty of research on the breed, on how to find an ethical breeder, and on how to properly take care of this cat breed. Generally, Serrade Petits tend to be affectionate and playful cats. They require plenty of mental stimulation to avoid boredom and they greatly enjoy human company.


Temperament & Intelligence of the Serrade Petit

The Serrade Petit is a cat that is meant to be indoors. They are quite laid-back, and while they enjoy playing, their energy levels tend to be less than that of other breeds. This cat will also become bored fairly easily and abandon whatever they’re doing when the mood strikes. You will likely find yourself with more of a lap cat with this breed because of these tendencies.

Though they aren’t the most intelligent breed around, neither are they unintelligent. This cat will enjoy enrichment with puzzle toys and can be good at them. The Serrade Petit will also be fairly affectionate once it warms up to you. And after they come to love you, they won’t want to be left alone for long periods. This breed is also rather sassy and will let you know when there’s something they need or are not happy with.

close up of Serrade Petit cat
Image By: Suriya Nathan, Shutterstock

Are These Cats Good for Families? 👪

The Serrade Petit makes an excellent pet for families! Considering their chill nature, you’ll find this cat is willing to play with any children in the home (when the mood strikes) and will happily snuggle with all. As with all animals, though, you’ll need to be sure to teach young children to handle the cat gently, so no one is accidentally injured.

Does This Breed Get Along with Other Pets?

While the Serrade Petit can get along with other animals in the household—given the proper introductions and time to warm up to them—they’ll likely do best as the only pet around. This cat enjoys being the center of attention and may be unhappy if they have to share your affections. If you do get a Serrade Petit kitten, socializing them with other pets early will go a long way in helping every animal in your home get along.

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Things to Know When Owning a Serrade Petit:

As with all new pets, there are several things you should know before you get a Serrade Petit. For one, you’ll need to learn to care for them properly. You’ll also need to know any potential health problems that might arise.

Food & Diet Requirements

Like all cats, the Serrade Petit is an obligate carnivore, meaning they require meat to meet their nutritional needs. That means you should look for a quality cat food that lists meat as the first ingredient—one that also has no artificial flavors, preservatives, or fillers. Many cats are allergic to the typical meats found in cat foods—chicken, beef, and fish—so be wary of that. Your Serrade Petit might do better with a protein such as duck.

When it comes to how much you should feed your cat, the norm is 2-3 small meals a day, but it’s advisable to check with your vet for exact amounts.

Other than food, you should ensure your Serrade Petit has access to plenty of water. Many cats tend not to drink enough water, so you might also consider wet food to keep them better hydrated.

Exercise 🐈

All animals need exercise, and the Serrade Petit is no different. Though they have less energy than other breeds, you should encourage them to run and play some every day. Having ample enough space for them to run about will help, as will a cat tree and toys that encourage movement.

Your cat will be thrilled to play with you, so set aside some time for interaction each day as well. You’ll not only encourage them to exercise, but the two of you will bond as well!

Serrade Petit cat outdoor
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Training 🧶

One might not consider cats trainable, but they can be with some work, and the Serrade Petit is no different. The trick is using positive reinforcement for whatever you’re attempting to train your cat to do, as cats won’t respond well to yelling. That said, cats will be cats, and if they don’t want to do something, they won’t do it.

Training any cat will likely take some time due to their stubborn natures, but it can be done if you put in the work. Beginning training with them while they are still a kitten will help immensely.

Grooming ✂️

The Serrade Petit requires only minimal grooming, as they will do most of the work themselves. However, brushing your cat out once a week to get rid of loose hairs and help reduce shedding will be beneficial.

Other than weekly brushings, you’ll also need to trim their nails when they get too long to prevent them from catching in fabric (or your skin). Plus, their ears should be checked regularly to ensure they are clean and free of mites. Finally, remember to brush your cat’s teeth regularly as dental disease is common in cats.

Serrade Petit close up
Image By: Suriya Nathan, Shutterstock

Health and Conditions 🏥

Because the Serrade Petit is such a new breed of cat, there’s little known about what, if any, health problems could come up for them. On the whole, they seem to be very hardy cats who live for a long time. However, there are a few health problems they could run into that are common for all cats. The conditions below often occur in felines, but it doesn’t necessarily mean they will occur in the Serrade Petit.

Minor Conditions
  • Intestinal parasites
  • Dental disease
  • Upper respiratory infections
Serious Conditions
  • Feline leukemia virus
  • Diabetes

Male vs Female

Again, because they are a new breed, there’s not much known regarding differences between male and female Serrade Petits. They appear to be pretty much the same when it comes to size and looks. And, so far, both genders seem to be similar when it comes to personality—relaxed and affectionate.

Whether a male or female Serrade Petit is right for you and your family will be more a matter of personal preference than because of any differences between the two. Whichever gender you go with, it’s advisable to have your cat spayed or neutered at the appropriate time to keep them healthy and to avoid grand kitties!

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3 Little-Known Facts About the Serrade Petit

1. Very little is known about them.

Because the Serrade Petit is such a new breed and mostly known only in its home country, they are still a bit of a mystery.


2. They are not yet recognized by international cat association registries.

The breed’s relative newness means that, thus far, they have not been recognized by any international cat association registries. This also means that, for the moment, there are no breed standards for this cat. As time goes on and more is learned about the Serrade Petit, this fact will hopefully change.


3. Serrade Petits are chill.

This cat breed is exceptionally laidback. Though they will play and run around, you’ll more likely find them lounging around. And, though they will ask for attention here and there, they don’t demand much from their owners.

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Final Thoughts

Though you’ll likely have difficulty finding one of these lovely cats if you don’t live in France, if you manage to get your hands on one, you’ll find they make wonderful pets. The Serrade Petit will provide plenty of fun and love to your family with their affectionate and playful natures. And with their relaxed temperaments, they should get along with everyone—though they might need some encouragement when it comes to other pets in the home. Overall, this cat makes a great addition to any household!

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Featured Image Credit: Suriya Nathan, Shutterstock

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