The gentle Persian cat likes to be in a peaceful, pleasant atmosphere. She loves to be petted and cuddled while sitting on her humans’ laps, but she’s also content to sit and watch people come and go. Persians are self-reliant and picky about whom they express affection to.
Although they like to play, they are also happy to spread themselves out over a chair rather than try to climb a bookcase. Persian cats get along nicely with well-behaved dogs and young children.
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The Persian cat has some distinguishing characteristics, such as a round head, small face, and snub nose. She also features round, large eyes, full cheeks, and small, rounded ears. Persians sustain their muscular bodies with short, powerful legs.
15 to 20 years
The original Persian cat had grey fur that was glossy. But now, because to selective breeding, they come in a rainbow of colours. For competition purposes, there are actually a total of 7 different coat colour divisions.
These range from white, smokey, and solid colours to silver and gold. Their coat colour matches the colour of their eyes. For instance, solid-colored cats typically have copper eyes, while white Persians typically have deep blue or copper eyes. Silver or golden Persians typically have green eyes.
Even though Persian cats can shed a lot, proper grooming will stop them from shedding fur all over your house. To avoid mats and tangles and to get rid of loose hair, comb her hair every day. She should have a bath once a month (after a thorough combing) to maintain a healthy coat and skin.
The Persian’s facial structure can put her at risk for a variety of potential health issues, such as:
Eye disorders like entropion and excessive wetting
sensitivity to heat
Due to their lengthy coats, Persians are also more prone to polycystic kidney disease, ringworm, and skin disorders that cause itching, redness, and hair loss. However, ethical breeders are committed to producing healthy Persian Cats who are no more susceptible to illness and disease than other breeds.
Mesopotamia, which eventually developed into Persia and is now Iran, is where Persian cats first appeared. Pietro Della Valle, an Italian nobleman who is credited with introducing these cats to Europe in the 17th century, was drawn to their gentle appearance and placid demeanour. Queen Victoria loved Persian cats, which is why the breed was brought to the United States in the late 19th century.