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Persian cat: the perfect domestic feline, suitable for children, for the elderly, for cuddles. It is the result of a selection work done by the breeders who "built" the Persian cat starting even from the Angora cat, almost the opposite. Light, slender, with long and elegant legs, the latter has become what we know today as Persian cat. Massive, with short, stubby legs to carry a muscular body.
Persian cat: character
The character of the Persian cat it is not obvious from his bearing which appears aristocratic and phlegmatic. To know him, he is instead a docile and peaceful animal, not at all with the stench under his nose, indeed, he is an eternal child. The Persian cat it is one of the most suitable for keeping company, for the elderly and children, for those owners who want the independence typical of the feline. But not too much.
Affectionate, balanced and calm, the Persian cat it is hardly prey to stress or anxieties, it does not even need large spaces and often spends its days sleeping between sofa and chair and bed, if you let it reach and "occupy" it. There are days that he wants to play, and he will not fail to involve you because he is a cat companionable and extroverted. There is no danger of disasters, however, because although lively, there is none Persian cat which combines enormous disasters. Usually it does not threaten precious ornaments displayed in the living room or upholstery and sofa covers: it plays but it is not a domestic hurricane.
Persian cat: physical appearance
Flowing and long hair, up to 20 cm, thick tail, large eyes, a great variety of choice in colors: here is the Persian cat which when male comes to weigh about 7 kg while if female it remains around + 3.5. As we have anticipated, in its historical evolution the Persian cat he came to appear as firm and massive, short and stocky, with a powerful bone and solid musculature.
Its ears are small and round, paws short and stocky, feet rounded and wide, complete with tufts of hair between the "fingers". Its muzzle has soft lines, a bit flattened as well as the nose, so the big eyes seem even bigger, orange, blue, green or blue. Even one different from the other. The hair of the Persian cat it is very long compared to the average feline and is even more flowing on the neck and shoulders, forming one lion's mane, and on the legs that seem covered by shorts.
The coloring of the coat of a Persian cat provides about two hundred combinations but the most common are those such as white, cream, black, blue, chocolate and then also lilac and red. Some are born before others, and then there are "fantasies" that make the Persian cat even more choreographic. There are turtle scale specimens of black or blue-cream color, but also chocolate or lilac. In addition to Persian cat "Classic", there are two other variants: the Himalayan Persian cat, with a "pointed" color, similar to Siamese, and the exotic shorthair persian cat short-haired.
Persian cat: care
Most of a master's attentions Persian cat they turn to its hair which must be brushed every day, even against the grain, so that it remains voluminous, shiny and brightly colored. The hair issue, for the Persian cat, it becomes even more important during the moulting period and due to the fact that the ingestion of the hair leads to the formation of so-called hairballs. This often happens for the Persian cat which risks dangerous intestinal obstructions, it is sufficient to use the special pastes which, administered twice a week, dissolve any hairballs that form in the stomach.
Even the eyes of the Persian cat they need their attention, and ours: they must be cleaned every day with a paper handkerchief or wipes. When the Persian cat is light-haired and has profuse tearing, yellowing of the area under the eyes may occur but there are detergents readily available that 'stain' the hair. If well kept a Persian cat on average it lives about 15 years, but there are those who are close to 20.
Persian cat: nutrition
To live 100 years, or 20, it is also necessary to eat well, and in this the Persian cat he proves to be very capricious and picky. We must not spoil him or give him too much weight but have a pulse on the menu choices, otherwise if he has carte blanche Persian cat it becomes more sophisticated than necessary and runs the risk of having to change food continuously.
The Persian cat can eat both home-cooked and industrial food. In the second case, it is almost certain that the foods are complete and sometimes already in recommended doses. If we cook for our Persian cat then here are the most recommended foods: white or red meat, cooked, fresh offal, rice and vegetables, natural tuna, fresh fish cooked and without bones, low-fat cheeses and, occasionally, an egg yolk that makes the hair soft and shiny. Absolutely avoid using the Persian cat like you collect crumbs or clean the plate, stuffing it with leftovers: it tends to get fat easily with the risk of suffering from heart.
Persian cat: origins and history
The Persian cat comes fromAsia Minor: the first specimens arrived in Europe in 1626 with Pietro Della Valle. Initially the Persian cat was called angora cat or French cat, and it was really different from now, then a variety of smaller, stocky and long-haired cats were imported from Iran and that's where the appearance that today is that of the Persian cat.
This breed was very popular in the Victorian era because the Queen, Victoria obviously, had some examples of blue color which then all the subjects wanted the same. The evolution of the Persian cat, like colors of fur and eyes, she left, Queen apart, from the white coat with blue eyes to orange and uneven eyes.
After the white, came the black persian cat, quite well liked and widespread, while the red persian cat over the years there has been a problem in obtaining a uniform color. The cream was loved immediately, instead like tints chocolate and lilac, are much more recent.
Given the variety of coloring that FIFE found itself in front of, it decided to divide the types of Persian cat in 3 groups, by color. The two-tone persian cat, with two thirds solid color and one third white, the harlequin persian cat, with five sixths of white coat and color on one sixth of the surface, and then the persian cat van, with patches of color only on the head and tail.
Persian cat: price
The price of a puppy of Persian cat it is linked to aesthetics, not so much to the color itself, but to the whole. Before you even shoot figures you need to figure out if you are looking for, or selling, a Persian cat from show or pet. The first must be almost perfect, must win, must be "as standard" as possible. The Persian cat pet is less perfect, and obviously costs less, even if it is not necessarily less beautiful in itself. Rather.
Currently the price varies from 500 euros up to 3,000 euros, always talking about a puppy specimen of Persian cat with pedigree, then each breeder does his own accounts and it is also true that subjects of different beauty can appear within the same litter. So of a different price.
The price of the puppy it is just the beginning, for a passion, that for Persian cat, which is by no means "obvious". Having bought our cat, we must then provide for its maintenance, with visits to the vet, birth declarations, pedigrees, vaccinations, eventual deworming and, last but not least, the registration fees for exhibitions, if desired.
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