The Persian Cat is a longhaired feline whose origin is traced from Mesopotamia (later known as Persia) which is now commonly known as Iran. The Persian cat is remarkably beautiful with its round head, short face, cute chubby cheeks, big eyes, rounded ears and sturdy body. They are a medium size cat weighing between 7 to 12 pounds. Their coats can be various colors that include white, black, cream, chocolate, silver, smokey, and calico. Their eye color is related to their coat color. Some examples of eye colors include deep blue, silver, green or copper.
Persian cats are known for their quiet nature and sweet temperament. They are wonderful pets for any size family. They enjoy affection and spend most of their time in their owner’s lap being petted. Their warm hearted nature makes them great cats for a home with children, as well as a home with other pets.
Persian cats are easy to please and care for. They love eating, playing, and affectionate love from their owners. Persian cats especially love to play with feather teasers and cat nip. A fun scratching post like this one is perfect for a Persian cat.
A few things to keep in mind about the Persian cat is that they prefer an environment free from loud noises. They do not do well in warm climates, as they are sensitive to heat. If they are outside on a warm day, it is important to monitor the length of time they are out to reduce any chance of complications due to heat sensitivity. Therefore, it is recommended to keep them indoors as they prefer less noise and they are not scrapers that can easily protect themselves from other animals. They also require daily grooming for their long beautiful coat. It’s important to brush it daily to keep it clean and tangle free.
The Persian cat is truly a beautiful breed of cat. If you have a Persian, we would love for you to share your pictures or videos with us! Feel free to share them in the comments below or on our Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!