One of the most beautiful and unique furry creatures in the world are Persian Cats. This breed of cats was brought to Europe by the Middle East traders which attracted Europeans with its mesmerizing features. Indeed, with a thick lustrous coat, a Persian cat is a sight to behold.
Cats of this breed are known for their unique personality and look. However, before you bring this beautiful furry friend home, consider the following things.
1. Cost and color
Unlike other breeds, this one is somewhat expensive, although, their striking beauty compensate for their high price. Usually, a healthy kitten may cost you around $800 or more. Moreover, you might need to wait and search a bit more to find a kitten of your color choice. The most popular colors are grey and beige.
Persian cats are known for their long fur which tangles easily. The difficult part of having this breed is the grooming part as you will need to comb your Persian cat’s furs every day or at least 3 times a week to keep them in good condition. For this, you will need brushes and combs. In addition to this, you may need to take your furry companion to the groomers every 6 months or yearly.
Long fur means more shedding. Yes, you will need to clean your house more often as you will find cat hair everywhere. Be prepared to clean hair from furniture and clothes, though it can be reduced with the FURminator DeShedding Tool. This may sound intimidating, but when you look at this gorgeous breed, this small effort means nothing.
4. Indoor Cats
Persians have short legs, soft stomach and long fur which make them indoor cats. Moreover, they enjoy a quiet and relaxing home environment. If you want to take them to the garden, make sure not to leave them alone, otherwise, they will end up collecting dirt. Also, the nose structure of this breed makes them vulnerable to infection from outdoor pollutants and dust.
5. Health issues
Persians are of two types, flat-faced and traditional. Flat-faced Persians may suffer from some health issues, such as eye drainage, nasal stuffiness, and allergies. Also, some may suffer from polycystic kidney disease. The traditional type, on the other hand, is vulnerable to eye muck. Although, with proper care, most Persians do tend to lead a healthy life, but make sure to get a healthy kitten.
This breed is playful, yet relaxed. Persians prefer a quiet indoor environment and a laidback life. This creature loves laying on you or curling up on the sofa. But this doesn’t mean they don’t enjoy interacting and running up and down the house. They have a unique temperament and are not much vocal.
No doubt, a Persian cat will make a great companion with little care and lots of love. However, considering all these points and their cost, it is important to purchase your kitten from a reputable Persian cat breeder. This is because buying from an untrustworthy breeder may result in spending a huge amount on fake breed or buying a kitten with some genetic issues due to poor breeding.