What you need to know if buying a persian cat

There are many aspects that potential cat owners need to consider before acquiring a cat or kitten as each breed has its own unique personality and health care needs.



Origins of the breed:

The ancestors of the Persian cat were first imported into Europe from Persia around 1620.

After the 1940s, American and British breeders began developing the breed with varying coat colours and with increasingly flat faces.


The average lifespan is between 10 to 15 years.

Persian cat’s personality:

Persians are typically very quiet, placid and docile cats, although they can have the odd, mad five minutes of running around! They love lazing around the home and are not demanding in terms of your attention, but do enjoy being petted and gentle handling.

They prefer to keep low to the ground, so don’t typically scale the curtains or jump from great heights. They are intelligent cats, and can sometimes be fussy and quick to work out if they don’t eat what you feed them, and then they only have to wait until you offer them something else!

How much exercise the Persian cat needs:

Persian cats can be more suited to an indoor lifestyle due to their sweet demeanour and docile nature.

Although by nature Persian’s are not overly playful, they are affectionate so it’s important to interact with them regularly to keep them entertained. It is also beneficial to encourage as much play and activity as you can to keep them fit and healthy.

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