There is nothing a Scottish Fold (named for their folded ears) likes better than to be with their people, participating in whatever they are doing.
These cats are sensitive, expressive, and active. They love to play and are not the best cats to leave home alone. They prefer a companion, even another cat to keep them company. If you can provide this loving feline with the attention they crave and keep up with their needs, they just might be the new furry family member you’re looking for.
Overall, the Scottish Fold is a medium sized cat with a compact build.
Females tend to be about 2.7 to 4 kilos in weight, while males tend to be about 4 to 5.9 kilos. Many cats may be smaller or larger than average.
After their ears, the first thing you will notice about a Scottish Fold is their habit of posing in odd positions - flat out on the floor like a little frog, sitting up for all the world as if they were a meerkat on a nature program, or lying on their back, paws up in the air. And although you might assume that their ears are less mobile than those of other cats, such is not the case. Scottish Folds use those ears to communicate quite effectively, adding comments in a quiet, chirpy voice when necessary.
This is a smart, moderately active cat. The Scottish Fold enjoys teaser toys that test their agility and puzzle toys that challenge their intelligence. Their favorite activities include anything that involves human interaction.
There is nothing a Scottish Fold likes better than to be with their people, participating in whatever they are doing. They're a sweet cat who enjoys attention. The last thing they want is to be left alone for hours on end, so they're not the best choice unless someone is home during the day or you can give them the company of another cat.
Rest assured, however, that they will expect you to play with them when you get home from work or school or at least sit down so they can get in a little lap time or curl up next to you while you watch television.
Children And Other Pets
The friendly, laidback Scottish Fold is a perfect choice for families with children and cat-friendly dogs. They love the attention they receive from children who treat them politely and with respect, and they like to play and are capable of learning tricks.
They're happy to live with cat friendly dogs too, thanks to their amiable disposition. Introduce pets slowly and in controlled circumstances to ensure that they learn to get along together.