Persian Cats – Physical Features, Temperament, and Grooming

Persian cats, the feline royalty, make loving companions. Persians are one of the most sought-after pet as it holds celebrity status amongst all cat breeds. These charming teacup balls of fluff grow into gorgeous long-haired beauties. 

The Persian feline breed is characterized by their long, luscious coat and docile temperament. Persians are thought to have originated in Persia, (modern-day Iran), where they are known as Shirazi cat. Traditional Persians, also known as “doll faces” are adored for their striking features like snub noses, short bodies, and chubby cheeks.

A Persian feline is a sight to behold and if you’re also fascinated by the beauty of this breed, it’s time to bring a Persian teacup home. But before you get one of these breathtaking kitties, let’s find out more about Persian cats. In this post, we’ll take a look at the personality and physical characteristic of Persian cats to get an idea about this breed. 

Physical Features 

The cats of Persian breed are small to medium-sized with a huge, round head. The head and long, silky coat are the most distinctive features of this breed. They have small ears with rounded tips and have stocky legs to support their extra girth. Persians have expressive, wide eyes and round cheeks. The most popular Persian cats, “doll face,” are popular for their long fur and sparkling eyes. They have a fluffy, short tail which is in proportion with the size of their bodies. Persians have long, thick and glossy coat that can be of many colors such as solid pure white, golden, and silvers. They also have different eye colors like white Persians either have copper or blue eyes or jewel . Lately, chinchilla pattern, that has silver or golden fur with black shading, has become popular among pet owners. 

Personality

Persians tend to prefer quiet, peaceful households. Although Persians may remain inactive for long periods, they also enjoy playing. As a placid pet, Persians make perfect lappet and is generally friendly with everyone. These are quiet cats with soft voices but also very playful. Unlike other cats that jump or climb around the house, Persians like to play with toys. However, this breed doesn’t like a noisy home environment. 

Grooming 

The Persian breed has a thick, long coat that requires proper attention.Your cat will need daily grooming to keep its beautiful hair in place and free from mats. To prevent their gorgeous fur from tangling, it should be brushed and combed daily. Moreover, you may also need to occasional trim their hair around anus, as well as shorten their nail. They need to be bathed at least once a month to clean off litter or debris that might get stuck in their fur. Persians are “indoor” cats, so make sure to keep them inside the house. 

Regularly wipe their eyes with a soft tissue to keep them clean. Since Persian cats are not very energetic, they may get obese and develop health problems. So, it is important to feed them a balanced diet which is high in protein and fiber and low in fat. Also, it is important to engage them in some physical activities like playing with interactive toys.  



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