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Persian Cat Behavior,Personality,feeding


History
It is believed that Persian breed was introduced to Europe in 17th century by European explorers, who brought them from faraway Persia along with jewels, silks and spices. Persians were imported to America in the late 1800s, where they were enthusiastically received. American breeders began a breeding program to refine the coat, color, and conformation. Soon the American Persian developed a style of its own and evolved into the type we see presently.

Appearance
The Persian is a heavily boned, well-balanced cat with a sweet expression and soft, round lines. They sport a long, flowing coat draped on a compact, chunky, short body. They are round headed with small wide spaced rounded ears and large round owl-like eyes.

Personality
Persians are generally quiet, calm and totally laid-back. They have a melodious voice and communicate delightfully with their large, expressive eyes. They crave affection and love to be petted and fussed over.


Persian Cat
Persian Cat

A show-quality Persian has an extremely long thick coat, short legs, a wide head with the ears set far apart, large eyes, and an extremely foreshortened muzzle. Their eyes are often gooey, and the owner should clean their eyes at least once every day. The breed was originally established with a short (but not non-existent) muzzle, but over time this feature has become extremely exaggerated, particularly in North America, and Persians with the more extreme brachycephalic head type are susceptible to a number of health problems (specifically affecting their sinuses and breathing) caused by it. Their short muzzle also causes then to have dust and debris cover the inside of their nostrils more often, which makes it very difficult for them to breathe.

Cat and Kitten Care
Persians require a great deal of grooming due to their long thick coats, this involves a daily comb with a metal brush and a bath on a monthly basis. The coat will tangle if not brushed properly or thoroughly, if you don't have time to do this then a Persian probably isn't for you! The main ailment affecting Persians is a renal disease called Polycystic Kidney Disease.
Average Weight
Persians are usually heavier that other breeds due to their stocky shape so between 8 and 12 lbs is about average.
Persian Lifespan
15 - 20 years, sometimes even longer! Average Litter Size
The average is 3 -5 but up to 15 is possible.

   
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