Everyone knows that cats are cute, and nothing can top the sight of a fluffy kitten. But what makes these tiniest felines so adorable?
Scientists theorize that cats’ wide-eyed, rounded features and soft, soothing meows are meant to be comforting and lovable. These qualities may trigger the brain’s “caregiving system,” which releases feel-good neurotransmitters such as oxytocin and dopamine.
A cross between a chinchilla Persian and a Burmese, Burmillas are affectionate, quiet cats that love to be part of the family. They can get along with children, dogs, and other pets. Providing access to toys, scratching posts (the CFA disapproves of declawing) and daily attention will help keep your Burmilla healthy and happy.
Burmillas have the extroverted nature of the Burmese and the quiet temperament of the Persian. They are playful into adulthood, and they enjoy the company of their owners. They are curious but can be a bit of a klutz, so it is best to put away breakables.
Expected lifespan is 10-15 years. Burmillas are predisposed to allergies and polycystic kidney disease, so it is important to choose a breeder who has tested parents and provides a health guarantee.
These vivacious and active cats want to be at the center of family life, according to the Cat Fanciers Association. They’re good with kids and other pets, as well as people of all ages.
They also play fetch and can even be trained to learn tricks. They love to be involved in group games and will gladly carry a toy or a piece of string in their mouths.
The short tail of a Japanese Bobtail is due to a natural gene mutation, and it can be either straight or kinked. Unlike in Manx cats, the mutation doesn’t lead to skeletal disorders or fusion of tail vertebrae.
These cute kittens are very healthy, although they can become overweight easily. So, it’s important to monitor their food intake and keep them at a healthy weight.
Siamese are regal-looking Oriental cats with striking colour contrast and deep blue eyes. Their intelligence makes them very affectionate and they are best kept in pairs to avoid loneliness. They’re active and talkative and will often have a natter with their human companions.
Siamese’s elongated, nonshedding coats don’t need much grooming other than weekly combing and occasional ear cleaning. They thrive on socialization and activity and should be given daily play time.
Like other cats, Siamese are susceptible to health conditions such as gastrointestinal issues. These can be due to infections or ingesting string, but prompt intervention usually results in a full recovery.
With their snub noses, chubby cheeks and long coats, Persian cats make gorgeous pets. They’re typically calm and enjoy lounging with their humans. They’re not the most active breed, but will entertain themselves with cat toys and other interactive toys.
BreezyBrook Persians is a CFA-registered cattery that raises white, calico, bi-color, and Himalayan Persian kittens. Kittens are vaccinated, dewormed and PKD negative. They’re also microchipped and a copy of their health record is provided to new owners.
Ragdolls are gentle and incredibly affectionate cats. They often follow their owners around and love to curl up by their side, but they aren’t demanding in the slightest. They’re also known for going floppy and putting up little resistance when they’re picked up by their humans.
These affectionate cats are ideal family pets and get along well with children, dogs, and other animals. But keep in mind that they can be overly trusting and may allow young children to treat them like toys, so it’s best to supervise any interaction between the two. Their laid-back nature makes them easy to care for, but they do need regular stimulation with wand toys and other interactive cat toys to avoid boredom and behavioral concerns. They’re also prone to obesity, so it’s important to monitor their diet and keep them on a healthy weight loss plan.