January 28, 2017
Imagine a luxurious palace interior ornamented with gold and ivory. And imagine a well-groomed cat that walks slowly towards the couch covered with purple velvet. Chances are high you have just imagined a Persian cat, in all her prideful glory.
Persian cats are one of the most popular breeds in UK and US. These cats are easy to recognize – they have a round face and a short muzzle. But the main thing everyone knows about them is they are really long-haired pets. They are deemed to be calm, quiet and easily adaptive.
But due to the breed peculiarities, these cats require additional care. If you plan on getting one, be ready to check her eyes every now and then and to watch the nutrition carefully (industrially made food may not be good for Persian cats because of the possible urinary tract problems). But what is going to be really a time-consuming routine is the grooming. We’ve addressed the Persian Cats community on Facebook and one of the admins, Aima, was very kind to tell us about her pets.
M: How many cats do you have?
A: I have two Persian Cats. They are Tortoiseshell and White.
M: What are their names?
A: Bebo is 5 years old now. Dolly is just 6 months old. Sorry to say, but they both don’t get along at all.
M: Persian Cats seem so care-demanding. How much time a week do you spend on grooming them?
A: I Brush them every day and fortunately they both enjoy it a lot. Brushing helps to reduce the loose hair around the house.
M: Some sources say that Persians require being bathed more often than 3 times a year if you want to keep their fur well-groomed. Do you bathe them often?
A: I give them bath only when required. But if you want to know exact frequency then it’s every 1 to 1.5 month.
M: They are thought to lose a lot of fur. Does your house require additional cleaning?
A: Yes but this is why I brush them daily.
M: If your cats were actors, in what movie or TV-show do you think they could star?
A: My cats are anti-social and shy. But something like Garfield could be a good role for both of them.