Fantastic cat breeds from all around the world

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04 November 2020
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There are several benefits to having a cat. For one, they are good companions. There are even studies that show that their purring can pave the way for you to heal faster, regardless of whether you are recovering physically or emotionally. If you intend to have a cat, then you may be interested in checking out some of the most fantastic cat breeds from around the world.

Australian Mist

The Australian Mist cat breed was developed in the 70s by crossing Burmese and Abyssinian cats. The main goal was to create a short-haired cat with a spotted coat, which is why they are also called the Spotted Mist. While Australian Mist breeds are known to have less genetic health issues compared to other breeds, it’s still recommended you have pet insurance. As one company in Australia states: “As the cheapest form of insurance, you can get a benefit rate of up to 60%, and you can claim up to a maximum of $15,000 a year.” This ensures that you can cover the necessary expenses for your cat when it comes to their health-care and other needs. Australian Mist cats are known for their temperament; they tolerate handling and rarely scratch, making them perfect for families.

Persian cat

Persian cats are considered to be one of the oldest cat breeds, and they are said to have originated in Persia, hence their name. They are characterised by long hair that comes in over 80 colour variations. Their eyes are usually deep blue or blue-green, but some have brown eyes. They have rounded heads with full cheeks, as well as large round eyes and short noses. Persian cats are very docile, giving them a regal air. They like to be pampered and spoiled.

Birman

Birman cats are known as the sacred cat of Burma. They are considered to be one of the most attractive cat breeds because of their striking colours. They were first introduced in Europe and the United States in the 20th century. The distinctive characteristics of Birman cats include their white ‘gloves’, which will be symmetrical on all four feet. They may be a wide variety of colours, changing as they grow, but their legs remain distinctly white. Even though Birman cats are not that active, they still want to be with their owners as much as possible, and they can also mingle well with other pets in the house.

Abyssinian

Abyssinian cats are named after Abyssinia, now Ethiopia, where they are known to have originated. Some scholars claim that they have a strong resemblance to the sacred cats of Ancient Egypt. They generally have wedge-shaped or pointed ears, as well as a short, deep coat. Most Abyssinian cats are very intelligent and active, making it easy for their owners to train them. More often than not, they have reddish-brown fur and green eyes.

To wrap things up, having a cat as a pet has several benefits. However, you need to ensure that you will be giving your cat the love and care they deserve. You may even need to provide extra care and nourishment, depending on their specific breed. Rest assured that when you have a cat, you will never be lonely.