Persian Cats: Descendants of the Prince.
A thing of beauty is a joy forever. Wouldn’t you love to own an exotic and gentle pet? From the extravagant land of Persia, Persian cats are viewed as a favorite pet owing to its calm and charming persona.
Like any royalty they depend on others (in this case the owners), for their comfort, upkeep and safety.
Bringing home your Persian Kitten
No hasty steps make sure you understand the efforts needed to take care of such a high maintenance cat. Each kitten is an individual, and some will be easier to keep than others.
If you do not have the time or money to take care of your Persian, look at other low-maintenance cats instead. Look at the health of the kittens you find at the Persian cat breeder.
A registered breeder will also be able to provide you with a pedigree and registration form.
Living with your Persian Friend
Though very pleasant and affectionate, Persian cats require a lot of your attention and care. Sprucing up and grooming them involves a lot of patience and perseverance.
Constant brushing for those shiny and silky Persian furs, trimming the nails, eye care and regular baths (a tough one since cats hate bath time!) demand a lot of your time. If the fur is not brushed and cleaned regularly, it can easily mat. About 20 minutes of weekly grooming is sufficient for a Persian.
Regular dental care is an important and often overlooked part of a cat’s overall health. Periodontal disease in felines is a real threat, causes problems with various organs and shortens the life span of cats if left untreated.
Persian cats don’t differ in their eating habits from a regular cat. They are carnivores so it’s far healthier to feed them cat food with meat as the main ingredient and with none or very little grain.
Stick to quality cat food products, and offer treats and kitty snacks as an alternative and make sure you keep a constant supply of fresh dry food and clean water available for your pet.