Persian Cats Facts

Persian Cats Facts

The Persian cats are regarded as the best breed of cats that a cat lover would cherish to possess. There are many versions regarding their origin. The claim of them being descendents of sand cat is not accepted since there is no evidence. Some also claim that they are products of cross-breeding the Angoras with Russian or Chinese Long-hair, but this is also unproven. It can be said that this feline came to be recognized as a specific breed in the 19th century and they came to the US at around the same time.

These are cuddly pets appear like stuffed toy. They have a thick coat with long silky hair, sturdy bone structure, short and sturdy legs; and large, flat and round face with saucer like blue eyes.

Their coat will require time from the owner for daily grooming. Matted coat will often result in unruly appearance and skin infections. They can be described as sweet pets which do no display activeness. They do enjoy playing and running around, but left to themselves, they spend most of the day snoozing. This makes them well suited for an apartment life since they do not require too much of space for exercising. Their temperament makes them well suited in homes with children.

These felines are extremely loyal and they always stick with the family. Some of them get stubborn for getting trained to use a box for their litter.

Their physical characteristic makes them prone to many problems like constriction in the nostrils, watering of the eyes, polycystic kidney disorder, malocclusions of the teeth, seborrhea oleosa and entropion.

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