Russian Blue is good with children and other pets, and is generally gentle, quiet and shy in nature. This breed is intuitive to its owners’ moods and will actively seek affection, making it a wonderful cuddle time. A loner in the cat world, don’t be surprised if it just likes to hang out by itself at times. As a kitten, the Russian Blue is playful and active, but as it grows older, it prefers familiar settings and will not want to venture outdoors. As this cat ages, its activity level will decrease and will want to spend more time curled in your lap.
Russian Blue folklore considers the Russian Blue both a healing charm and a good luck charm.
Size: The Russian blue is a medium sized cat, with an average weight in between 8 and 15 pounds. The male Russian Blues are generally larger than females but besides that, they usually look similar. As kittens, their eyes are yellow, but on the fourth month, a bright green ring appears around the pupil. They develop close bonds with their owners and are sought out as pets due to their personalities, beauty and coat.
Temperament & Personality: The sparkling, silvery blue coat and brilliant green eyes of the Russian Blue draw immediate attention to this shorthaired breed. But it's the intelligent and playful disposition that makes the Russian Blue a perfect pet for most households. The Russian Blue is a gentle cat with a somewhat shy nature around strangers.
Russian Blues are gentle, caring, loving, and affectionate.
Activity Requirements: Exercise your cat regularly by engaging her with high-activity toys.
Breed Traits: His intelligent and playful disposition makes the Russian Blue a perfect pet for most households. The Russian Blue is a gentle cat with a somewhat shy nature around strangers.
Diet: 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: The Russian Blue requires little grooming care. It will need regular brushing to maintain is soft, plush fur. This breed doesn’t tend to shed much, making it a hypoallergenic cat. Even though it doesn’t need much in the way of grooming, your cat will love the extra attention and will enjoy a daily brushing out.
Colors: The Russian Blue is a cat breed that comes in colors varying from a light shimmering silver to a darker, slate grey.
History: The Russian Blue is believed to have originated in the port of Arkhangelsk in Russia. Sometimes referred to as Archangel Blues, the Russian Blue Cat was brought by sailors from the Archangel Isles to England and Northern Europe in the 1860s. The Russian Blue Cat was given official breed status in 1912. After World War II, this breed was further developed in Russia and Scandinavia. Because of the breed’s scarcity before and after this time, the Russian Blue was bred with the Siamese cat. The Russian Blues seen in America today are a result of combining the bloodlines of both the Scandinavian and English Russian Blues, and as a result, the Siamese traits have been largely bred out.Today they are popular show cats as well as companions to those who know the secret of their sweet beauty.
Life span: 8-10 years
Temperament: Calm, easy going, adaptable, gentle, caring, loving affectionate, Intelligent,
independent, wary of strangers
Weight: 15 pounds
Height: 10 inches
Colors: Russian Blue is a cat breed that comes in colors varying from a light shimmering silver to a darker, slate grey. white, or black.
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