Persian Cats are one of the oldest, best bred cats in the world. Also called the Longhair or Persian Longhair, the first documented ancestors of the Persian cat were imported from Persia into Italy in 1620. From France it didn't take long for them to reach Britain, where the longhaired cats were soon interbred with Turkish Angoras.
After hundreds of years of interbreeding Persian cats are chubbier and have shorter muzzles.
Persian cats are remarkably gentle and easy going, and adjust to new environments with ease. These loveable domestic pets and show cats come in a variety of colors and sizes, which have led to them being favorites amongst cat enthusiasts and shows. Though there are still many unicolor Persian cat breeds, for example the shaded silver doll faced Persian, or the white and black Persians; Bi-Color Persian are at an increase.
Persian cats can have many different markings, including tortoiseshell, pointed, golden and blue. Tip varieties are called Chinchilla and Point varieties Himalayan in the US, whilst Colorpoint Persian in Europe.
Taking care of your Persian cat doesn't have to be a hassle, and many different Kitten Care products are available in the market. Grooming is a daily necessity; as they cannot keep their long, thick fur clean by themselves. Their eyes should also be checked regularly for infections and irritations, as many of the cats can't clean them properly.
Since it is crucial to take optimum care of your Persian cat for them to have a thriving, and long life, the following points should always be taken into consideration:
1) Give your cat a lot of room/space to explore. A few toys will help keep them busy all day long!
2) If you have just bought/received your Persian cat, don't be alarmed if they won't eat right away. He/she may take some time to adjust to the new environment.
3) Set up an area for food and water.
4) Keep the litter box in a well ventilated, well lit room, and be sure to clean it out routinely.
5) It is worth your money to buy the best brand litter available, as these need fewer recycling and is a much safer option for your cat.
6) Be sure to buy the best food on the market, with all the nutrients your kitten/cat will need to grow up strong and healthy.
7) Kittens need to be fed four times a day, whilst adult cats need to be fed twice daily.
8) All shots/vaccinations need to be administered at the exact times required. Be sure to visit the veterinarian as often as possible, and adhere to the shot schedule as closely as possible.
9) Be patient with your cats, and try to form a familiar bond with them from the moment you receive them.
10) The best comb for grooming is a steel comb with long teeth.
11) When grooming, you have to pay good attention to the limbs as these can quite easily become a haven for small insects.
12) Always brush against the grain to stimulate growth and improve shine.
13) Do not forget to clean the ears and eyes as well.