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    Looking After a Persian Cat | Kitten Ads

    Articlegeneral cat adviceFriday 20 May 2011

    Persian cats are amongst the most popular of all cat breeds for their intelligence, elegance and striking appearance. However, due to their delicate nature, this breed does require some specialist care and attention.

    Read the guide below to learn more about looking after these wonderful cats.


    Cat - Persian Breed Tips

    •    Persian cats are relatively self sufficient in character, so they will require the minimum of affection. These cats are more than happy to spend hours on end independently and are amongst the least demanding of all cat breeds. However, as with any pet, they’ll appreciate a little affection now and then.

    •    Even though these cats are independent, it’s important to take a little care to preserve the sophisticated appearance of these popular cats. Persian cats are highly sought after by pet owners as a result of their beauty, so ensure the cat’s coat stays in the best possible condition by keeping the cat inside on days when the weather takes a turn for the worse.

    •    This breed of cat will require regular grooming – at least a couple of days every week, if not everyday if time allows. Unlike many breeds of cats, Persians will struggle to maintain their coat in good condition as a result of their long, lustrous hair. Give them a helping hand by brushing the coat daily with a specialist comb. Neglecting this task could lead to the build up of hairballs.

    •    Persian cats have an extremely calm temperament – at times they can be playful, but perhaps not to the extent of other breeds. There’s little point in wasting your money on providing a Persian cat with cat toys, scratching posts and play areas, as a cat from this breed is unlikely to express much interest in them once it has reached maturity.

    •    These cats like nothing more than time spent lying in the sun, and while by their very nature they tend to prefer the indoors, it’s worth placing a couple of cushions in sunny areas where Persian cats can happily luxuriate in the sunshine. It's not hard to look after Persian cats, but there are a couple of things you can do to make life more comfortable.

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