This sociable and loving cat will follow you around while you go about your day and purr on your lap as you brush her fur. Although Siberian cats adore their owners, they are not timid towards outsiders.
They are a cheerful and energetic breed that enjoys mental stimulation provided by games like fetch and the acquisition of new skills. They can climb to the highest points and hang there thanks to their athleticism. This confident cat gets along well with other animals and kids and enjoys playing in the water.
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The wedge-shaped head of the Siberian has smooth curves and medium- to large tufted ears on top. Despite the fact that white Siberians or those with white markings or patches may have blue eyes or eyes of other colours, their almost spherical eyes often range from shades of green to gold to copper. Their robust bulk and long, thick tail are supported by strong-boned legs and round, tufted paws.
11 to 15 years
Siberians are available in a wide range of hues and patterns.
Seasonal shedding occurs in the spring and fall in Siberia. Brush them a few times each week to keep their coat clear of mats and tangles. Thanks to their triple shell of water resistance, baths are rarely necessary.
Siberian cats are a breed with a generally good health. They do, however, share a little increased risk with many other breeds for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a cardiac condition characterised by an enlarged heart.
The Siberian’s long, thick, and protective coat was developed in response to the subarctic conditions of its native Russia. At least 1,000 years have passed since the first mention of Siberian cats, who were coveted for their capacity to keep mice and other rodents away from food supplies.
They were originally brought into the United States in 1990 and weren’t exported until after the end of the Cold War. The breed was first acknowledged by The International Cat Association (TICA) in 1996, and then by the American Cat Fanciers Association (ACFA) in 1999 and the Cat Fanciers Association (CFA) in 2006.