Persian cats are a very popular breed. These are owners of the longest wool among all breeds of cats. Also, the Persians are distinguished by a cute flat face. Where did these cute Fuzzies come from?
It is believed that the history of these cats began in Iran (then called Persia). Italian aristocrat Pietro della Valle described these cats in a book about his journey to those lands. Unseen cats came to Europe and quickly became recognizable. In the 19th century, Persian longhair cats showed the wealth of their owner, but later their distribution became widespread.
Later, in the 20th century, American breeders added a new sign to the breed – a flattened face. This distinguished the Persians from the Angora cats similar to them, and with such a cute face the Persian cats achieved the universal adoration of cat lovers.
Distinctive signs of the appearance of Persian cats:
Thick silky hair up to 12 cm;
The body is massive, large, on low paws;
Wide head with full cheeks and strong chin;
Snub-nosed short nose with open nostrils;
Small ears with tufts of wool;
Round expressive eyes, widely spaced;
Very bushy tail, short with a round tip.
The colors of Persian cats differ in a large range of colors: from monochromatic and chinchillas to a variety of tortoiseshell, smoky, tabby, colorpoints, harlequins …
Persians – champions in the number of colors. The generally accepted standards of this breed allow such a variety of colors and shades. Color determines the pricing policy of the kitten.
Persian cat character
To create this breed, the breeders chose the most calm, intelligent and balanced representatives, so that the Persians have a very accommodating and calm character. Persian cats are not aggressive, sociable, love their master, are ready to make a company at any time and will no doubt become an excellent friend.
The hunting instinct, as a rule, is manifested very rarely, therefore this breed is not adapted to life outside the home. Representatives of the Persian breed are very intelligent, intelligent, therefore they are well trained in training, it is not difficult to teach them to go to the tray, you can also teach them to go to the toilet.
Combing persian cat
The most difficult in the care of representatives of this breed – combing. The wool becomes highly tangled, large mats are formed, which can only be removed by shearing. Combing is recommended every day, but it does not touch the tail. This procedure is best taught from a young age.
You can not use plastic combs, when touching them with wool, static electricity is formed, causing unpleasant sensations to the animal. Of the combs you need to purchase: one steel with long and thick rounded teeth and another with long and sparse rounded teeth.
Bathing persian cat
Persian cats do not like to bathe, they need to be taught from a young age, trying not to frighten. The frequency of swimming of this breed causes controversy among breeders. Someone washes his pet every six months, and someone once a week.
Each owner of a representative of this breed decides for itself how his pet will be better. It is advisable to bathe the animal at least once a month. You can use good shampoos for normal hair, preferably with air conditioning, baby shampoos and special products for animals.
It is very important to wash off the shampoo from the wool well, after bathing it is necessary to comb the animal while the wool is wet and to lay it down. If you often bathe the cat, it will be easier to comb it, which means there will be no problems with mats.
It is recommended that representatives of this breed wipe their ears a couple of times a week, wetting their ear stick with warm boiled water. You can also use hydrogen peroxide or special means for animals.
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To protect your furniture, as well as hands and feet from scratches, you need to cut the claws of your pet. The procedure is simple, pet shops sell small forceps for claws. Cut only the sharp part of the claw.
It is recommended to often wipe the eyes from souring, pre-wetting the cloth with warm boiled water or a special liquid.
Pay attention to the feeding of the Persian cat: they have a gentle digestion. Watch for portions of food, as the Persians are prone to obesity.