Adult Weight

6-10 pounds

Life Span

12-16 years


Curious, intelligent, talkative, playful


Colorpoint Longhair, Javi


Medium-sized long-haired



Personality and Temperament

Sometimes referred to as the Colorpoint Longhair, the Javanese cat is affectionately nicknamed the “Javi.” Just like the Siamese cats that make up the breed’s foundation, this kitty is friendly, playful, and talkative, often meowing and chatting for reasons their human companions might not understand. Javanese cats are outstanding family pets overall. Their ability to get on well with others including other felines and well-behaved dogs makes them a lot of fun to be around. The Javanese cat is extremely athletic, with a fondness for high jumps, fast-paced laps around the house, and interactive games. These cats are also excellent mousers, so any rodents that cross their paths aren’t likely to survive for long. In their quest for fun and entertainment, Javanese cats have a tendency to poke their noses into everything, quickly learning how to open cupboards and drawers. Like many other social cat breeds that thrive on human interaction, Javanese cats can become depressed if their favorite people spend more time away than they do at home. For this reason, these cats are best for families that define themselves as homebodies.


The Javanese cat has no special nutritional needs, however it’s best to offer a high quality, high-protein diet that lists real meat or fish as the primary ingredient.  Like many other Oriental cat breeds, Javanese can have long life spans. Feeding a food designed for the appropriate lifestage can help ensure good health throughout the years.
The Javanese cat has a silky, long coat but as there is no undercoat to form mats, it does not require daily care. Brushing just once or twice per week will help this kitty maintain its stunning good looks.
As natural athletes, Javanese cats don’t require much encouragement to play. Simply set them up for success, and they are likely to do the rest – perhaps with a little bit of help from you. These cats love to play fetch, they adore feathered wands, and chasing laser beams is a favorite pastime.
Most Javanese cats are very healthy, however genetic issues do occasionally arise including crossed eyes, arthritis, deafness, and hip dysplasia. Responsible breeders typically test to ensure that parents are healthy, however there is never a 100% guarantee that all individuals will be free from disease.


Affection Level 100%
Activity Level 90%
Pet-Friendly 90%
Kid-Friendly 100%
Sociability 100%
Intelligence 100%
Playfulness 100%
Independence 10%
Vocality 100%
Grooming 30%


The Breed Standard


The body is sleek, muscular, and athletic, with an elegant, refined appearance.


The head should display a long, tapering wedge. It should be of medium size, and in good proportion to the body. The wedge shape should extend from the nose to the tips of the ears and should form a triangle without a break at the whiskers. Male cats may display some jowls.


The eyes should be almond shaped and of a medium-size. They should slant toward the nose creating harmonious lines with the ears and the wedge shape of the head.


The Javanese cat should have very large ears with wide bases and the distinct points.

Legs & Paws

The legs should be long and slim, with the hind legs slightly longer than the front legs. The paws should be small, dainty ovals.


The Javanese cat’s tail should be long and slim, tapering to a fine point. It should display elegant plumage.


The coat is medium long, with just one layer of soft fur. The Javanese cat's coat is unique as it lies very close to the body while developing a distinctive plume on the tail.


CFA defines 24 different Javanese cat colors in addition to the four recognized Balinese colors. Nose leather and paw pad colors should complement the coat color.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much does a Javanese cat cost?

    How much does a Javanese cat cost?Javanese cats cost between $1,000-$1,500.
  • How big do Javanese cats get?

    How big do Javanese cats get?Javanese cats tend to be medium in size. A fully grown Javanese cat might weigh between 6-10 pounds or more and range in height anywhere from about 10"-14" inches tall.
  • How long do Javanese cats live?

    How long do Javanese cats live?The Average lifespan for Javanese is 12-16 years.
  • Do Javanese cats shed?

    Do Javanese cats shed?Javanese are long-haired cats, so you do have to expect a certain amount of shedding from this breed, but they don't shed as much as other cat breeds.
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