There’s a cat for every lifestyle!
By Catalina Barrios
Cats get a bad rep for being “mean”, but look at those eyes!
Cute, adorable, friendly, and spoiled are some of the many words that describe this animal loved by millions of people around the world. Unfortunately, I am not allowed to have any animals where I live, but the first thing I will do once I move is get this irresistible companion, a cat.
You are finally ready for a pet. You see family and friends with cats, and say to yourself, “I want one, too!” The next step is deciding what breed. With so many different cat breeds available, you may be overwhelmed and question which one is best for you.
Well, there’s no need to spend hours upon hours researching breeds. Grab a pen and paper, and write down which breed best suits your lifestyle and personality as you read through this article.
1. Kitten or adult cat
Like small children, kittens are playful and full of energy. Usually, adult cats are calmer and less mischievous. By having a good understanding of energy level and attitude, you’ll be able to provide the best care possible to your new companion.
2. Family friendly
An Abyssinian cat is a great option if you are looking for a kid-friendly cat. They are loyal, active, and affectionate with children. They will keep kids entertained for hours!
If you have a busy lifestyle, there’s no need to worry because a Siamese cat will be a great pet for your family. These cats are very sociable and playful. They also enjoy exploring their surroundings. Who’s up for a game of hide and seek?
Just like people (and snowflakes), no two cats are alike. Some cats are very calm, while others are full of energy. If you are a calm individual and want a cat with a similar temperament, I would suggest getting a Persian cat, since they are laid-back.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, Bengal cats tend to be extremely active and may get bored easily. Playing and pouncing is a must-do for this athletic, agile beauty.
4. Busy lives
There are cats who don’t demand a lot of attention and are perfectly content being on their own for long periods of time. The American Wirehair doesn’t require much grooming and enjoys being independent as long as they have toys to play with.
Do you have any favorites so far? Let’s continue learning about a couple more breeds.
5. Short or long fur
If you have time to devote to regular grooming, you can get a long fur cat, like a Ragdoll. Their coats are extremely soft and don’t shed much, and they love attention. For those who don’t want to spend a lot of time grooming their cat, short fur cats are a great option. In order to maintain a healthy coat, it is important to brush your cat’s hair regularly.
Credit: Cat Breeds List
European Burmese cats have short fur, are very affectionate, and get along well with cats and dogs. If you are thinking about welcoming a cat into your home, why not visit your local animal shelter? There are hundreds of cats in need of loving families. Bring home a rescue or shelter cat and give them the happy life they want and deserve!
One day, I think I’m going to get a Siamese rescue cat! What about you?
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