5 Things You Didn't Know About Persian Cats November 07 2016, 0 Comments

Persian cats have been stealing hearts since the 1500s. What makes them so popular? We can't be too sure, but what we do know is that their distinctive flat faces and fluffy bodies have something to do with it!
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Here are some not so commonly known facts about this beautiful breed of cat. 

1. Beauty Rest

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Looking so fluffy and beautiful like them takes lots of beauty sleep!! Commonly known as 'furniture with fur' due to their laziness, these little fluff balls are not as hyperactive as other breeds and are happy being inactive for long periods of time. 

2. Fluff

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Their hair grows very long and fine, which requires a lot of maintenance. Grooming is something you have to get used to with these cats. Many owners shave their hair short to avoid having to brush them daily. But despite their high-maintenance fluff, they are actually known as one of the most laid back and friendly cat breeds.

3. They don't like kids much. 

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They are known to enjoy peace and quiet. If you have children in your house, you may want to reconsider getting a Persian cat. They don't like loud noises or disruptions to their nap times. However, if the children are respectful of the cats then they should get along just fine!

4. Not all are flat-faced.

Persians once had a more pronounced muzzle, but in the 1950s a genetic mutation caused a litter of kittens to be born with scrunched faces. Turns out the breeders liked the aesthetic, and over the years they used selective breeding to taper down the cat’s silhouette. 

5. Your Curtains are safe.

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Not known as a very adventurous cat, you won't find Persian cats jumping on top of the bookshelf. They prefer sleep over everything so your personal possessions are safe from this breed!