Whose Your Favorite Cat ?
It would not be wrong to say that cat has become man’s favorite pet animal.
Never the less here are one of most popular types of cats you need to know before you decide to buy them
1) The Oriental
This Cat is related to Siamese, and has a great personality and big pointed ears. The cat can be a loyal and playful companion. Its sleek body is more muscular than it would appear. It can be quite vocal and demanding — a very “dog-like” cat. In fact, these cats play well with other pets and are kid-friendly
2)The American shorthair
This athletic cat is descended from the British shorthair, but is larger, leaner and more powerful than its across-the-pond counterpart. It comes in a wide range of colors and patterns and is also a very long-lived kitty, with a lifespan of 15 to 20 years not being out of the ordinary. The American shorthair is great with kids and even gets along well with dogs, too. The American shorthair is healthy, gentle, easy going and low maintenance — grooming is not an issue with this breed, which weighs in at an average of 8 to 15 pounds, with males being significantly larger.
This beautiful cat is thought to have originated from Burma. Legend has it the Birman cat was the protector of the Burmese temples. It’s a large, long, sturdy cat with long silky hair (which isn’t as thick as a Persian’s) that does not mat. This cat is known for its blue eyes; dark points on its ears, face, legs and tail; and snow-white boots on all four paws. This is a loving, gentle cat that loves to play, but can stay quiet and out of the way when you’re busy, which makes it the perfect kitty for families with children or other animals. The average Birman weighs about 8 to 12 pounds.
4) The sphynx
We’re not talking about the legendary Egyptian monument or myth, but an exotic cat breed. The hairless sphynx isn’t completely hairless — it actually has a fine peach-like fuzz over its body, which makes it very sensitive to the sun and elements. This sensitivity is also the reason the sphynx should only be considered an indoor cat. It is warm to the touch, cuddly, energetic and affectionate. The sphynx will even snuggle under the covers with you. With its big pointy ears and curious nature, the sphynx is a fun addition to any family, whether you have kids or even other pets.
5. The ragdoll
Thus named by a breeder in the early ’60s because the cat was very relaxed and floppy when picked up, the ragdoll is a gentle and affectionate cat, often following its owners from room to room like a puppy. This kitty is not good at defending itself and shouldn’t be allowed to roam the streets alone. In fact, it is careful not to use teeth and claws during play, which makes it ideal around kids. It’s good with other animals, too, but shouldn’t be left around aggressive animals because of its low self-defensibility.
The hair of the ragdoll is full and plush, requiring regular grooming, and although it is not as large as its coat would suggest, it is, nonetheless, one of the bigger cat breeds. This is a placid cat that really is satisfied with a relaxing lifestyle.
Generally, they weight between 10 and 15 pounds, but large males can easily get up to 20 pounds, so if you’re looking for a smaller pet, bear that in mind.
7) The Abyssinian
One of the oldest breeds of cat, the Abyssinian resembles an ancient Egyptian cat with its lithe build, large pointy ears, and slender legs. One of the smaller cats on this list, this fur baby only weighs in at an average of 6 to 10 pounds.
This is a wilful, smart and extroverted cat that loves to explore and play. Its love of games is only matched by its love of water, so watch out for unsolicited bath partners in the tub! Despite its curious nature, the Abyssinian is generally shy and timid around strangers, though it’s a good family pet and works well with cat-friendly pups. If you are in search of a show cat, this breed is probably not the best choice. The Aby is most comfortable in a home environment that best suits its loyal and people-loving nature.
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