Persian Cats.. Beautiful and Adaptable
23 July, 2012
Most of us, cat and dog owners, can recognize the Persian cat from their fluffy hair and sweet disposition.  They come in all different colors, but the majority of these beautiful felines, have very long, thick hair.  To be an owner of a Persian cat, you must be ready to groom and vacuum!
Persian cats are very adaptable and are great with young children and multiple pet households.  An apartment is fine for these beautiful felines as they are not typically outdoor cats.  The Persian cat prefers to be inside.
Below are some fun facts and history of the beloved Persian Cats.
Persian Cats are very friendly yet Independent
Unlike some other breeds, Persians don’t demand attention from their owners, and can be selective about who they prefer within a family. They do crave attention from their favorite humans, and love to curl up in your lap.
Although they are not demanding, Persian cats enjoy spending time with their families and like to sleep curled up on a lap.
Persian cats are not very independent and need the companionship of a human family. Persians left alone all day often prefer another pet for company.
Be Prepared to Groom these lovely felines
Persians need a lot of grooming. Their long, thick fur can easily mat if not brushed on a weekly basis.  Persian cats need a lot of grooming to prevent hairballs and mats. Be prepared to spend at least 20 minutes a week grooming your Persian.
Persian cats like to play
Although Persians are not very active cats, they do enjoy playing with interactive toys as well as other cats and dogs they grow up with.   They are great with other pets around the house and mix well with dogs and cats.
Persian features
Persians are well known for their long, luxurious fur and their distinct, sweet expressions. Persians have a flat face and round eyes. Their heads are round and large, and the ears small and round-tipped. The body of the Persian is thick and stocky.
Persian Cat History
Long-haired Persian cats were first discovered in the Middle East by an Italian traveler in the early 1600s. They were eventually brought to Europe, and became popular in England during the 19th century. Queen Victoria owned two blue Persians.
Persian cats came to America in the late 1800s. The breed was officially recognized by the Cat Fanciers Association in 1914, and quickly became the most popular cat breed in America. U.S. breeders have their own breed standard for this cat, giving the American Persian a slightly different look among the world’s Persian cats.
If you are ready to groom your Persian, you can reap all the other rewards from these sweet and gorgeous felines.

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