A couple of months ago I wrote a post about my beloved cat Mitja, I told you everything about him and his habits, but failed to describe Persian cats in general and this breed in particular. So, today, I made my mind to repair an omission and to tell some interesting facts about these cats.
Persian cats considered to be one of the oldest breeds. They are classified as a domestic longhair cat. These cats came from the Iranian plateau (area of the present-day Iran). Other sources state, there are some specific hieroglyphs on pyramid walls, resembling a Persian cat.
Each Persian is a strong and cobby build one, wearing a long, flowing coat. Their eyes are large and very expressive, ears are low and rounded, a nose is high and creates the effect of a “smushy” face. The cat’s head is round.
Seven color categories of Persians: solids, silver and golden, shaded and smoke, tabby division, particolor, bicolor and Himalayan.
Persian cats are famous for their beauty and easygoing personality. They easily adapt to new environment, Persian cats are calm, obedient, loving and what is very important don’t demand all your time and attention. Also, they are kind cats and will accept new family members and other animals.
Persian cats are rather healthy, although extreme-faced cats may have some problems with respiratory system.
Actually, if you want a beautiful and healthy pet, grooming is a must-to-do thing. Persians require grooming, you have to brush them almost every day. If you’re either not capable of fulfilling this duty or suffer from allergies, but still want a Persian cat, the only one way out – to make the lion cut for your beloved cat.