The Persian Cat – Beautiful, Sweet and Fluffy!
22 July, 2014
The Persian cat is a beautiful, calm, and one of the friendlier cats. They are known to be not only easy on the eyes (aren’t all our felines, but have a calm, friendly disposition. They aren’t necessarily lazy cats, but love to lounge and aren’t known for their athletic prowess.
The Persian has two types
The Persian comes in two types: show and traditional. The show Persian has a round head enhanced with a thick ruff, small ears, a flat nose, big round copper eyes, a broad, short body with heavy boning atop short tree-trunk legs, and a thick, flowing plume of a tail. The traditional Persian, also known as the Doll Face, does not have the extreme features of the show Persian, and his nose is a normal length, giving him a sweet expression. Both have a long, glamorous coat that comes in many colors and patterns, and both share the same wonderful personality.
The Persian is a true lap cat
The Persian’s sweet, gentle face communicates with his expressive eyes and his soft, melodious voice. The Persian is the epitome of a lap cat, with a restful and undemanding personality. He loves to cuddle, but he’s also playful and curious. He’s not a jumper or climber, instead posing beautifully on a chair or sofa or playing with a favorite feather toy. Persians prefer a serene, predictable environment, but they can be adaptable enough to weather a loud, boisterous family as long as their needs are understood and met
The Persian Cats’ Personality
The lovely Persian Cats are gentle, quiet cats who like a calm environment and people who treat them kindly. Unlike more athletic cats, they prefer lounging on a sofa to scaling the heights of your bookcase or fireplace mantel. Persians and children can get along nicely as long as the kids pet these lovely felines and don’t drag them around. In general, just make sure children treat this cat with the gentle respect he deserves or any other cat for that matter.
The Persian may greet you with a quiet meow, but in most cases he lets his eyes do the speaking for him. He doesn’t mind spending time alone, but your presence will always make him happy. When you go on a trip, it may be better to have a pet sitter come in and care for him in his own familiar surroundings than to board him in a strange place.
The Persian Cats require a lot of grooming
A Persian cat is high maintenance in terms of grooming. The Persian’s fur must be groomed daily with a stainless steel comb to remove mats, tangles and loose hair. Mats and tangles can be painful to a cat, and loose hair gets all over your clothes and furniture, so you can see the benefit to spending the time needed to care for the coat.
Depending on his or her color, a Persian can have a silky, shiny coat or one with a soft, cotton like texture. The drawback to the soft coat is that it tangles more easily and requires additional grooming time.
Try bathing your Persian weekly
In addition to daily combing, the Persian should be bathed weekly. It’s a good idea to start this practice as soon as you get your kitten so hopefully he will come to look forward to it as a special part of spending time with you. Blow the coat dry (using a very low heat setting to avoid burning your kitty), combing as you go.
Because of his pushed-in face, the Persian’s eyes can have a tendency to tear. To prevent ugly staining, wash or wipe his face daily, particularly beneath the eyes. As with other cats, try to trim her or his nails and check your Persians’ teeth for cleanliness.