The Khao Manee is medium in size and can weigh from 8 to 10 lbs. It has a solid and muscular build. Overall, it appears well-proportioned with muscular and strong legs and rounded paws. The paw pads may be pink in colour. Its medium-length tail is slightly broader at the base with a rounded tip.
The eyes of a Khao Manee are indeed remarkable. They are large and almond-shaped. The eye colours can be blue, yellow, amber, or green. As for the bicoloured or the odd-eyed, it can be blue or any other colour. One should be patient and wait for 3-5 months for the cat’s true eye colour to develop.
In a frontal view, the Khao Manee has a heart-shaped head with high cheekbones and squared muzzle. The skin around the eyes, including the lips, is pink.
Further, the Khao Manee is recognised by its solid white fur and close-lying coat that appears smooth and shiny. Kittens may have a darker patch on the head which would eventually disappear after a year.
When it comes to grooming, the Khao Manee is low maintenance. With their short coat, brushing once or twice weekly would suffice to prevent matted hair. Rubbing the coat with a chamois leather can give it an extra sheen. Occasional nail trimming, teeth brushing, and ear cleaning are necessary to maintain hygiene and prevent diseases.