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Persian Cats

The Most Popular Cat Breed

Persian cat

Oscar the Persian cat

Persian cats are the most popular of the domestic cat breeds and one of the oldest breeds. They are loved for their long, luscious coats and cute pansy-shaped faces. This breed was long thought to have originated in Persia, but have recently been found to have existed in ancient Egypt. A Persian cat is likely to be found posed in a favorite chair, like a part of the home décor.


Size: medium sized cat
Weight: 3-6 kg
Life Span: 15 years and more
Care: Persians need to be brushed and bathed regularly. Have their faces washed every day and check their eyes for problems.


Persian cats like a quiet, secure atmosphere, but can adapt to an active family home. They like to play but will not demand your attention. They communicate with their expressive eyes and a quiet voice. A persian cat will be your lifelong friend.


Persian cats are famous for their long flowing coats, which can be of many different colors. Some popular colors are smoke, tabby, and gold. The Himalayan is a type of Persian cat. Because of this long hair, they should be kept indoors.


A Persian needs a daily combing to keep hairballs and tangles at bay. The best combs to use are metal. If started in kittenhood, you should be able to give your Persian cats a bath from time to time. They also benefit from having their faces washed everyday, since Persian cats are prone to tearing.

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