The first longhair cats were introduced to Europe in the seventeenth century from Persia and Turkey. It is believed that modern Persian cats lead their pedigree from them. For many years, breeding developed an appearance that is not confused with any other breed.
The Persians have a powerful body on firm paws, they have a round head, a bulging forehead, full cheeks and a broad, snub-nosed nose, widely spaced small shaggy ears with rounded tips. The eyes are round, very expressive, the color of the eyes depends on the color of six and can be blue, green or orange. But the most amazing thing is wool. Luxurious thick fur coat has a length of 10 to 20 centimeters.
The colors of Persian cats are so diverse that they are difficult to enumerate. They can be monochromatic (black, white, blue, red, cream), shaded, smoky, tortoiseshell, with striped, spotty or marble pattern on the wool, with coloring of colorpoints. Modern breeders bred more than 150 species of the breed.
The popularity of the breed is not only due to its striking appearance. Persian cats have a wonderful character. As a rule, the Persians have a calm, balanced disposition, sociable and affectionate. They are friendly to all family members, including small children, and get along well with other pets.
Their voice is rare, usually to attract the attention of the cat just stares at the owner. At the same time, they are playful and inquisitive. Often they want to take a kitty into the house, but the Persian cat is also very affectionate and loving.
Care for Persian cats requires careful. Unfortunately, without human care, luxurious fur quickly falls into mats, which the cat cannot cope with independently. It is advisable to comb the cat daily. If you gently teach a kitten, this procedure will be pleasant for both the cat and the owner, and will take only 5-10 minutes a day.
Hair care is greatly facilitated by regular use of shampoos with conditioner. Because of the anatomical features in the corners of the cat’s eyes, there are accumulations of secretions that need to be removed every day with a clean napkin.
Persian cats are prone to obesity, so you need to monitor the balance of their diet. It is also desirable to give fresh grass all year round, which will facilitate the elimination of swallowed wool from the stomach.
As you can see, caring for Persian cats is not so complicated as to deny yourself the pleasure of having such a wonderful pet.