cats are the best known of long-haired cat breeds. The Persian is
known as a placid cat, with a quiet, pleasant voice. Persian cats
are happy to live indoors and prefer a quiet, secure environment.
Persian cats must be given a thorough brushing every day and bathed
regularly to maintain their coats.
The Persian cat gets its name from the longhaired
brought to Europe from the Iranian plateau (formerly Persia) by
traders in the 17th century. However, other longhaired cats called
Angoras were brought from Turkey, and it is likely that there was
some interbreeding with these and domestic longhairs. How much similarity
there is between the Persian
cats as we know it today and those first cats brought
to Europe by travellers, is unknown. It is well known that Persians
were the favorite pampered feline pet of European royalty. They
are now consistently the most popular breed of cat in the USA.
Even non-cat lovers can usually recognize the long-haired
Persian, probably the best known of cat breeds. Most people
think of white cats with thick, luxurious long hair when they hear
the word 'Persian' but the coat comes in many colors including blue,
silver, smoke, black, red, tortoiseshell and tabby. Color-pointed
Persians resulting from a Siamese
cross in the ancestry are known as Himalayans
in the USA and form a separate breed. Cats with a tipped coat are
Chinchillas. The bushy tail may be almost as wide as the body. The
cat is heavily built with solid bones, a broad back and
short legs. The long hair gives the effect of an even larger body,
but most cats are surprisingly agile, provided they are not allowed
to become overweight. The head is wide with the ears set far apart.
Eyes are large and round, and come in many colors depending on the
coat color. The muzzle is foreshortened, giving the face a pansy-like
or pug-like appearance. Cats with almost non-existent muzzles are
prized by some people but inbreeding has led to health problems,
especially in the respiratory system. Many breeders are now moving
toward producing less extreme examples. Cats
with a more pronounced muzzle are known as Doll-faced Persians or
The Persian is known as a placid cat, with
a quiet, pleasant voice. Owners consider them to be very communicative.
They make great lap cats and are happy to live indoors. They prefer
a quiet, secure environment and it may take them some time to feel
settled and safe in a new home. Once established they are very affectionate
and make marvelous companions. Persian
cats must be given a thorough brushing every day and
bathed regularly to maintain their coats. This is not just for appearance
but to prevent hairballs and other problems. It gives owners a chance
to spend quality time with their pets. Eyes must be checked regularly
and may need cleaning. It can be a large commitment to own a Persian
cat but they are also very easy to fall in love with!
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nutrition for your cats - What are you feeding your cat?
Over feeding your cat carbohydrates can harm your cats. They
can become diabetic.
You Should Know Before Breeding Your Cat - If you are
one of people who want to have a litter of kittens from your
cats, you should think about some things before breeding your
cat. First, you should know is that breeding cats takes time.
Second, breeding cats will require a good degree of space.
Kittens like to see things; they will end up going all over
your home as well.
Cat Breeds - Rare cat breeds are defined as breeds that
are not generally recognized by cat registration organizations
though they originate from other recognized breeds. American
Wirehair, California Spangled and Elf Cat are some of rare
cat breeds you may want to consider for your pet.
health insurance - There are some
points to consider before you purchase any cat health insurance
to find the best choice for you and your cats.
For Persian Cats - Persian cats
have very attractive features and long hair, so that Persian
cats should always be kept inside of the house, to protect
their coat. Their coat can be easily damage when they travel
outside. If you care for your Persian properly, Persian cats
can live as long as 20 years.