Persian is a peaceful, none-aggressive cats who have a soft sweet voice. They are very quiet and like to live in calm, tranquil conditions. They are very affectionate towards their owners, and tend to keep out of the way of strangers. Persians get along well with other quiet cats and cat-friendly dogs. They are perfect for apartment living. They don’t mind spending some of the day on their own, but are always delighted to see their human. They are dignified and docile known for being quiet and sweet. They also can behave beautifully with children. They are very intelligent cats and they can be convinced easily to do tricks of all kinds if we reward them with goodies. This breed is an inside cat only.
Size: This is a medium-size cat. The Persian is usually a medium sized cat, although she is massive and heavily boned. With her masses of fur, she can appear larger than she really is. The Persian is an extreme-looking breed. The body is short, but thick with thick legs and a short, thick neck.
Temperament & Personality: is a placid cat that exhibits bursts of kitten-like activity. She will be sleeping in the sun when she suddenly explodes, running around the room and rolling around. This breed will stretch out next to you, sleep in your bed, and sit on your lap when she is in the mood. She does not mind changes in routine and is generally friendly with anyone and everyone.
Activity Requirements: She needs to have her nutrition controlled to stay in good condition. Since the breed is not known for a high degree of energetic exercise, attention must be paid to both her nutrition and regular exercise. That means the Persian must get exercise to keep in top condition. While Persians like to play with their parents and will play with interactive toys, chase balls, and attack catnip mice, you might have to keep after them to exercise daily.
Breed Traits: The Persian is the most glamor of the cat world. Her beautiful, flowing coat, sweet face and calm personality have combined to make her the most popular cat breed. She is high maintenance and can have some health issues, but for many her looks and personality overcome those drawbacks.
Diet: Obesity is a very serious problem in the Persian breed that sometimes manifests itself after sterilization. We recommend to go to the vet and check which food and how much of it is suitable for them. That being said here is an average amount. 1/4 to 1/3 cup per feeding up to about 8 wks. 1/3 cup to 3/4 cup per feeding up to 6 months and beyond, depending on weight. Research shows that adult cats need a minimum of 26 percent protein in their diet.
Grooming Requirements: Require daily grooming to keep its striking coat in good condition. If the grooming process is started as a kitten they soon become used to it and enjoy the attention it brings. Daily attention will prevent a build up of knots and the fight that comes to remove tangles and matts from a neglected coat. Brush the teeth to prevent periodontal disease. Daily dental hygiene is best, but weekly brushing is better than nothing. Trim the nails weekly. In addition, the flat face must be cleaned regularly and carefully as tear stains can be deposited on the face.
Colors: The body is short, but thick with thick legs and a short, thick neck. The tail is short and the ears are small. The head is round with large, round eyes. When viewed in profile her face is flat and the nose changes direction so that what is seen is mostly the colored flesh on her nose. The coat on a Persian is thick, full and long. It is fine, but should be lustrous and glossy.
White, Red, Cream, Black, Blue, Chocolate, Lilac, Silver, Golden, Cameo, Tortoiseshell, Blue-cream, Brown, Calico, Seal
Pattern: Solid Color, Tortoiseshell, Bicolor, Tricolor/Calico, Tabby, Smoke, Shaded, Points.
Eye color can be Blue, Copper, Green, Hazel.
History: The Persian is an ancient breed of cat and, as with other ancient breeds, her history is a bit clouded. Longhaired cats were in Italy in the 1500s. These cats were imported from Asia. In the 17th century, Pietro della Valle brought a cat from Persia to Italy to add to the breeding program. This cat may well have been a cat known in Persia as the Sand Cat, a cat who lived in the desert. This Sand Cat had a woolly coat, much like a steel soap pad, to protect her from the environment and permit her to live in the sand. About a hundred years later, Nicolas de Pereisc acquired some longhaired cats. These cats came from Turkey, which is also the home to the Turkish angora, a different breed of longhaired cat. In the 19th century, the descendants of these Turkish cats were bred with some of the cats from Italy, and that was the beginning of the modern Persian. Although this breed is ancient, it is also man made. The popularity of the Persian was enhanced when Queen Victoria and other royals fell in love with this stunning breed. They were introduced into the United States at the end of the 19th century, where they were soon popular.
Origin: Iran (Persia)
Life span: 8-10 years
Temperament: Calm, easy going, adaptable, affectionate
Weight: 8-12 lbs.
Height: 10 - 15 inches
Colors: White, Red, Cream, Black, Blue, Chocolate, Lilac, Silver, Golden, Cameo, Tortoiseshell, Blue-cream, Brown, Calico, Seal. Pattern: Solid Color, Tortoiseshell, Bicolor, Tricolor/Calico, Tabby, Smoke, Shaded, Points
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