Persian cats are calm, quiet and loving what makes them a purrfect pet with a sweet temperament. They have a long and smooth coat and tend to be affectionate to the human family member who is the closest to them. Persians are cats with undemanding personalities and sweet cuddlers.

Breed Overview

WEIGHT: 7 to 12 pounds (3 – 5,5 kg)

LENGTH: About 14 to 18 inches (35-45cm)

ACTIVITY LEVEL: calm

COAT: Long or wholly short

COAT COLOR: Solid, tabby, calico, bi-colour, silver, gold, shaded, smoke, Himalayan

EYE COLOR: gold, brown, gooseberry green, blue, blue-green, hazel, copper

GOOD WITH: children, seniors, dogs, cats, families

LIFE EXPECTANCY: 14 to 19 years

OTHER TRAITS: requires lots of grooming, friendly toward humans, friendly toward other pets, friendly toward strangers, tolerates being alone, low prey drive, good lap cat, tolerates being picked up

Persian CatsBreed Characteristics:

Temperament:

Persian cats are calm and not active as other breeds. They are playful from time to time, devoted to owners but tend to select the one they admire the most.

Persian cats need attention and everyday grooming; Intelligent, peaceful and very loving pets; relaxing cats with rare energy bursts and long catnaps. Persian cats don’t need to exercise as their playfulness and energy level is low. Cats are selective when it comes to showing affection. 

Physical characteristic:  the body is medium to large size with hips higher than shoulder sloping to tail. The nose is slightly convex with a bump: the rounded forehead and the head with an inverted pear. Eyes are width apart, deeply set and hodded. Muscular is heavy with long legs and large feet. Coat hair can be long, extend to longer hair on the cat’s belly, or cat can have short soft, and woolly on touch. 

Health

Persian cats can have genetic health problems. No breeder can confirm their litter is free of some disease. Persian cats can develop polycystic kidney disease, breathing difficulties and respiratory distress, eye problems of many kinds, bladder stones and infections, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, liver disorders and heat sensitivity. 

Care

These cats need everyday grooming. Everyday brushing with monthly baths keeps these cats in healthy and tidy form with silky, shiny and soft fur. Wipe their eyes daily and provide regular dental hygiene to them. Trim their nails regularly. Naturally, these cats can’t take care of their coat, and humans need to help.

Persian Cats

Facts

-First Persian cats had grey fur.

-If you don’t comb the Persian cat, she will get tangles and nodes

-Queen Victoria owned favourite Persian kitty

-Mesopotamia is the birthplace of this breed (later Persia, today Iran)

History

There is the belief the Persian cats inherit the long fur according to cold Persian winters. The cat was brought to Europe around the year 1600, together with Angora cats. This breed mentioned Pietro Della Valle in the manuscripts Voyages de Pietro Della Valle. The province of Khorasan is their primary origin residence, but some travellers brought cats from India to Portugal. Later, historians called these cats French cats as they were trendy in France, later in England.

Angora cats and Persian cats were mixed at the beginning of their lives in Europe. Later, the British made a distinction between Angora and Persian cats. Persian cats were trendy as Queen Victoria had two of them. In the late 1800s, Persian cats were brought to America and became the top cats in America. British used to separate Persian breeds according to the coat’s colour and pattern, but Americans took it as one unique breed that holds many colouring and pattern options. 

Children And Other Pets

Persian cats are friendly to children, but they have tendencies to choose a favourite human owner, and it can happen they like to cuddle with only one household member. 

Choosing the Best Food for Persian cat

Food for Persian cats should be rich in proteins and fibres and low in fat as these cats tend to gain weight. Flat faces of Persian cats can make it difficult for them to eat some food because of the food shape and size – if the cat refuses the food, you should find the food with another structure. Food should also help to control the hairballs. The recommendation is to provide dry and wet food.

Choosing the Best Food for Persian Kittens

Kittens should get complete and balanced food, which will allow them to grow and develop in their first year. Kitten food nutritionists adjusted to kittens way of chewing, and for kittens, you should not replace food with adults food. 

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