Cute kittens are sure to brighten anyone’s day. Whether they’re peeking out from under coffee mugs or stretching after a nap, these cute felines will make you want to reach out and hug them!
Scientists have figured out the evolutionary reason why kittens are so cute. It’s designed to encourage humans to take care of them!
Burmillas blend aspects of the burmese and Persian breeds to create a sweet and friendly companion. They are quiet and affectionate but also enjoy some independence from humans. They are more extroverted than the typical Persian and can even display a bit of a klutz personality at times, so be sure to put away breakables around them!
They’re playful well into adulthood and get along well with kids, other pets, and dog-friendly cats. They are also known to keep their kitten energy into adulthood, making them fun to play with and to have in your lap.
Their short coat requires minimal grooming, with weekly brushing usually sufficient to remove dead hairs and prevent tangles. They should be kept indoors to protect them from diseases spread by other cats and dogs, as well as the dangers of being hit by cars. Burmillas typically live 15+ years with proper care. They should be given annual veterinary exams and routine dental cleanings.
Russian Blues are intelligent and playful, but may be shy around people they don’t know. They also tend to have a “prey drive,” which means they love to chase birds, mice, and other fast-moving prey. Make sure your new furry friend has plenty of toys to play with!
As a breed, Russian Blues can be overweight, so it’s important to feed them properly and on schedule. They should eat a high-quality, protein-based diet that’s rich in omega fatty acids.
Russian Blues can live to be over 20 years old if cared for well. They’re usually healthy if they come from a reputable breeder and receive regular veterinary care. However, some genetic health conditions exist in this breed, including polycystic kidney disease and progressive retinal atrophy. So, it’s always best to listen to your breeder and prioritize regular vet visits. This ensures your kitten will be healthy and happy throughout his or her lifetime. You’ll also be protecting him or her from diseases that can impact the rest of your family, such as diabetes and some respiratory and heart disorders.
Siamese are smart, curious cats with a love of human companionship. They are highly active and talkative, and they bond strongly with their humans. These felines are a bit of a social butterfly and need daily play sessions to thrive. They are also prone to urinary tract issues and periodontal disease, so they need frequent veterinary dental care.
They have short, non-shedding coats that need weekly combing and a trim around the nails every 10 to 14 days. These intelligent cats are good with children, but they may not enjoy rough play. Siamese are known to dub one member of the household their “person,” and they tend to bond more closely with that person than with others in the family.
This striking breed made its Western cat show debut at London’s Crystal Palace in 1871, and the first pair of cats from Siam (now Thailand) were introduced to Britain by Owen Gould in 1884. These cats had a point pattern of dark color on the ears, mask, legs and tail that became the standard for the modern breed.
Like their Siamese ancestors, Balinese are intelligent and outgoing cats that like to keep up a running monologue. They are very active, and their playful personalities make them comical. They love their humans and will beg for attention, but if they feel that they aren’t getting enough, they will let you know—loudly!
Balinese are incredibly social and get along well with other pets, including dogs. They also tend to be tolerant of strangers and are very adaptable. They love to be involved in their human’s activities, and enjoy interactive toys, cat furniture and food puzzles that will challenge them mentally.
These cats display a classic Siamese point pattern of white or cream with seal, chocolate, blue or lilac colored points on the face, ears and paw pads. They should have a soft, silky coat with no undercoat and a plume or fringe of longer hair on the tail. Unlike traditional Siamese, which are known for their broader head and sturdier build, modern Balinese have a more wedge-shaped head on a more slender body.