What are the most popular types of pet cats?(1)

The pet cat is the perfect animal, nature has made it perfect: a good-looking cat that is devoted to its duties, lives independently, does not depend on its owner, and contributes more than it takes (of course, for cat slaves the cat is a master). The cat’s sensory organs are extremely well developed and it always responds to its surroundings with great sensitivity. All cats have inherently noble traits. The domestic cat family prides itself on having the most secretive, sensitive, dangerous, beautiful and courageous mammals on the planet. Compared to the puma, the cat is very docile, but unlike other domesticated animals such as dogs, the cat also has a slightly wilder, more independent flavour of the past.

Note: The origin mentioned below refers to the place where the modern cat breeds were first bred, not where the cat’s ancestors lived. For example, the Welsh cat, whose ancestors originally lived on the island between Ireland and Wales, looks very different from the Welsh cat we see today. This is because it was brought from Wales to Canada for breeding, so the modern Welsh cat still uses the name of the original ancestral origin, but the place of origin is Canada.

1. American Shorthair
More popular colours: Silver Fishbone Spur, Silver Tigerspot, Silver
Country of origin: USA
Susceptible to diseases: None

The American Shorthair is a medium-sized, strong, gentle cat with dozens of coat colours to choose from. And because of this, the American Shorthair is perfect for older people or families with small children, without disturbing the rest of the family.

Another advantage of the American Shorthair is that they are very resistant and rarely get sick. According to statistics, the American Shorthair has the lowest clinical consultation rate of all cat breeds, and apart from regular immunisation and check-ups, there are basically no genetic diseases or susceptibility to disease. This is because the American Shorthair is one of the less intelligent types of cat breed, with an intelligence limited to understanding its own name. Although it will play with those little mice like any other cat, its greatest hobby every day is to lie on you and be stroked by you.

PS: The best example of the American Shorthair cat being very cute – “Sweet Private Cat”.

2. British Shorthair
More popular colour: Blue
Country of origin: England
Vulnerability to disease: Obesity

The British Shorthair is also very popular because if you’ve ever fed one you’ll find it ridiculously easy to look after! Firstly, the British Shorthair’s coat is short enough that it doesn’t suffer from tangles (which most shorthairs do), and a daily comb through the entire body is all you need to do for basic care. If you take care to clean the dust out of the dense coat every day, it can even be good! weeks! Weeks! No! No baths! Bath!

One of the biggest tasks for the owner of a British Shorthair is to keep it slim and fit, because it loves to be close to its owner and you can often see it lying on your lap or beside you or whatever, staying still for a long time. So remember to play with your cat for 10 to 20 minutes a day to improve your relationship and keep her in shape.

PS: Remember the striped Cheshire Cat in the movie Alice in Wonderland? It is the prototype of the British Shorthair.

3. Bengal Leopard Cat
Popular colour: Golden rosette
Origin: USA
Vulnerability to disease: Malnutrition

The Bengal leopard cat is a manual gear type and is always in fifth gear. Just kidding. The Bengal Leopard Cat is always energetic and curious, but never aggressive. Although he is lean, he is strong and muscular. However, if you find your Bengal Leopard cat is too thin, it proves that the cat in the growth phase is consuming more nutrients, possibly due to a calorie deficit, and must promptly replenish the consumed energy by switching to a higher calorie cat food.

The Bengal Leopard cat is very easy to care for, simple brushing and bathing is all it takes to care for it.

PS: People like to refer to the Bengal Leopard Cat as the Leopard Cat, but from a zoological point of view, the Leopard Cat and the Bengal Leopard Cat are not the same animal at all.

4. Siamese cat
Popular colour: Chocolate accent colour
Country of origin: Thailand
Susceptible to diseases: None

The Siamese cat was the first purebred cat to become popular in China and was one of the first Oriental Shorthair breeds to be recognised by the International Cat Breed Association. Siamese cats are lively, have flexible mechanisms, are very inquisitive and sociable~~ One of the best things about Siamese cats is that they enjoy human company and can be taken out for walks on a chest back and leash~ This is one of the reasons why many people choose to feed them. It is also worth noting that Siamese cats can even quickly learn tricks such as somersaulting and fetching. However, the Siamese cat is a bit of a “chatterbox”, it likes to meow and talk to its owner constantly, and will shout like a child when it is not satisfied.
If you can tolerate these characteristics, the Siamese cat is a great cat to have in your home as it is very easy to care for and has no genetic disorders in terms of health. In summary, if you like a cat that makes a lot of noise and enjoys being intimate with it, the Siamese cat is a good choice~.

5. Russian Blue Cat
More popular colour: Blue
Origin: Russia
Susceptible to diseases: None

The Russian Blue cat is known as the “winter spirit”, a nickname that is not to be sniffed at. The Russian Blue cat has the thickest coat of any short-haired cat and is most unusual in that its coat is not close to the body, but stands upright.

The Russian Blue cat is gentle, agile, strong and hardy. These factors make it more suitable for feeding in cooler temperatures or in cities with four distinct seasons, which will give it a better coat quality.

Although the cat is a short-haired cat, it needs to be groomed regularly to maintain the coat’s lustre and improve the circulation of blood to the skin. Bathing is not important for the Russian Blue Cat, as it loves to clean itself and can be cleaned once a month if it is not particularly dirty. In addition to being well cared for, the Russian Blue Cat also has a peaceful inner world and likes a quiet home environment, so it is still the best cat for older people to have~

Wouldn’t you like to add such a companion to your family? However, at present, it is difficult to get a pure-bred Russian Blue Cat in China, as the Russian Blue Cat is less recognisable, so no special catteries like to breed the low-profile Russian Blue Cat, and many of the so-called Russian Blue Cats on the market are actually bred from British Shorthair cats with blue coats.

To be continued ….

Post time: Nov-15-2021