Understand the Specificities of The Different Cat Types

When you choose to adopt a cat, the criteria should not only be based on their physical features. Indeed, each cat has its particularity, its needs, its way of life... It can therefore be useful to find out about the different cat types to be able to decide.

 

Most Popular Different Cat Types

As there are so many of them, we present to you the most common cat breeds.

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   The Siamese

   Behavior:

    He is a cat who is very attached to his master. He usually chooses a person and never leaves him. If he is left alone too often or too long, he will be very unhappy.

   He is also a particularly intelligent cat who is full of energy. He is very playful. To occupy him, the idea is to leave him toys everywhere in the house. There are several types of Siamese cats and you can learn about all of them here!

     Physical characteristics:

  His hair is short, fine, and silky. Its dress is pigmented at the extremities of the body (face, ears, etc.). The Siamese kittens are born white and it is from the 5th day that the points begin to be marked. The final color is established between 12 and 15 months. In addition, with age, the pigmentation of the body darkens.

Her eyes are still blue and almond-shaped.

  Health:

  This breed of cat has a life expectancy between 8 and 12 years.

Active and athletic, he is an excellent jumper and climber. Thus, he will be happy in a spacious and open space. Since they are rerally popular, this question is very common: "Are Siamese cats hypoallergenic?". Find the answer in this blog post

 

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  Chartreux

  Behavior:

  He is a calm and sociable cat. He gets along very well with children and very rarely shows his claws. He is lively and playful. However, he is a cat that does not appreciate being carried very much.

  Physical characteristics:

  He has thick fur that he loses in June following his molt. His body is massive and muscular. Its head is large and rounded. Its eyes are round and show a color ranging from yellow to orange.

  Health:

  This breed of cat has a life expectancy between 15 and 20 years. He is in very good health.

 

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  The Abyssinian

   Behavior:

  He is a particularly intelligent and clever cat. The Abyssinian is one of the most popular Egyptian cat breeds. He is fast and always on the move. His character is also attentive. Indeed, he is interested in everything that moves. It is therefore a cat that needs an open and spacious living space. Although being a very independent cat, he is sensitive and needs a lot of affection.

  Physical characteristics:

  The Abyssinian is an oriental cat that is remarkable for the "ticked tabby" effect. Its coat is tabby, mainly composed of dark marbling and stripes on a light background. The scratches are mainly located on the extremities. The large bright eyes are almond-shaped.

  It reaches an average height of 14 inches and weighs 6,6 to13 pounds.

 

   Health:

The diet of the Abyssinian is important because it consumes a large amount of food. It is also advisable to administer vitamin and mineral supplements. These cats live an average of 15 years.

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    The Russian Blue

  Behavior:

One of the most popular different cat types are Russian Blues. The Russian Blue has a quiet and shy temperament. He is a sweet and friendly cat. He is intelligent and always attentive to his surroundings. He spends a large part of the day near his master.

   Physical characteristics:

   This cat has a particular and original dress. The basic color of the hair is an intense blue, which must be uniform and if possible in a light tone. The particularity, which distinguishes this color from that of Chartreux, is the silver reflection of the tip of each hair, which gives the dress a shiny and sparkling appearance.

   It reaches an average height of 12 inches and weighs 4,4 to 9 pounds.

  Health:

  The Russian Blue does not require special care and lives on average between 15 and 20 years.

 

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    The Persian

   Behavior:

   The Persian is a calm cat that loves peace. He spends much of the day dozing, undistracted by any movement or noise. He is also a cat who has a great need for affection which he gives back with loyalty and sympathy.

    Physical characteristics:

   This cat has long, silky hair. There are a large number of dresses that can be united or not.

  The Persian's head is round, massive, and domed. The nose is short, wide, and sometimes slightly upturned.

It reaches an average height of 12 inches and weighs 4,4 to 15,5 pounds.

   Health:

Owners of Persian cats have to spend a lot of time grooming them. Indeed, the hair of these felines must be brushed to avoid knots. It lives on average between 12 and 17 years.

 

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  The Sacred of Burma: Birman Cat 

  Birman Cat Personality:

  This cat is a bit shy and very sensitive. It is not sticky, annoying, or noisy. He likes to play a lot, even when he is older, and it is precisely through play that he socializes easily.

   Physical characteristics:

  The body hair of the Birman cat is always golden beige, with the belly and the "gloves" white. The colors of the tips can vary enormously.

  It reaches an average height of 12 inches and weighs 9 to 14 pounds.

   Health:

     Grooming the Birman cat is simple because its semi-long hair is very silky and does not tangle. All you need is a good weekly brushing with a soft brush.

     It is a cat that lives on average between 12 and 18 years.

 

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  The Maine Coon

  Behavior:

   The Maine Coon is a cat endowed with great qualities: safety, kindness, and loyalty.  He is a sociable cat with everyone, including strangers, and not moody.

  Physical characteristics:

  The fame of this breed is due to the large size of these felines. Maine Coons have medium-long, smooth, silky hair that is shorter on the shoulders and longer on the back and sides. The peculiarity of these cats is also with the dense and protective collar starting at the base of the ears.

   It reaches an average of 39 inches in length and weighs 17 to 28 pounds.

  Health:

The Maine Coon is a highly inbred breed. So some diseases may particularly affect him. It lives on average between 14 and 20 years.

 

   Here are the most popular different cat types, each more beautiful than the other. We hope it helped you choose the new feline member of your household.

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