Persian Longhair

The Persian is an unusual cat, with a large head and a short muzzle. The long hair of the Persian accentuate the cats snub nose and bright, twinkling eyes. Their bodies are totally covered in long and silky fur, but under the gorgeous coat is a broad chest and sturdy body. The Persian has a beautiful coat, but it needs a lot of work it keep it that way. Cleaning the eyes and bottom daily will prevent staining of the coat, while brushing will be needed to help get out tangles! If your Persians coat is getting tough to manage, try some talcum powder when you comb. Some owners will clip their cats coats if the tangles become too extreme, but thats pretty uncomfortable for your poor cat and you should not let it get to that stage!

Other Names
Persian
Country of Origin
Turkey & Persia
Colour

The Persian comes in a range of colours.

Cost
Size
Medium
Health
The Persian Longhair can suffer from runny eyes and dirty bottoms. The snub nose of the Persian can make it hard for them to breathe.
Life Span

10-12 years

Intelligence
The Persian is content with a quiet and peaceful life.
Suitability (Children)
Low
Feeding

 

The Persian can be a little lazy and has a tendency to overeat so you'll need to keep a close eye on their diet!

Feeding Cost
Hair Shed
Heavy
Ailments
The Persian Longhair can suffer from runny eyes and dirty bottoms. The snub nose of the Persian can make it hard for them to breathe.
Grooming Requirements
Daily brushing and cleaning plus an occasional bath
The History of the Persian cat is a little unclear, but what we do know is that for a long time there has existed a cat called the Persian with long hair. Over time the long-haired cats were bred together to enhance the characteristics breeders liked the most, leading to the loveable ball of fluff we know as the Persian cat!


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