The five best apartment cat breeds

In total, more or less ninety breeds of cats are listed by feline associations. Natural or resulting from crossbreeding, some are reputed to conform perfectly to apartment life.

The Persian cat

As with all long-haired cats, the Persian cat’s coat requires almost daily maintenance. The concern is not only aesthetic. In addition to ensuring that you keep your pet’s hair soft and shiny, you also prevent them from tangling.

The clumps of hair are indeed quickly arrived, and this even more quickly if you leave your cat outdoors all day.

The Persian cat also has a crushed nose, which can sometimes cause breathing problems. Finally, his very affectionate and not very energetic character makes him an excellent living room cat.


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Beyond its singular appearance, the sphynx (or “naked cat”) may be the source of strong reactions, to say the least mixed. His character, on the other hand, seems to cause less disagreement as this light-bodied cat is very sociable, even a little dependent.

To the point of adopting – according to some – a behavior closer to that of canines than felines, normally so independent. This is an animal that will not suffer from having to share its territory with you.


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It’s a bit like the “perfect cat”, both outside and inside… Created in the 1960s in the United States, this purebred cat is a giant (up to ten kilos for males) with a big heart, with his long fluffy hairs.

It is malleable and very non-aggressive, therefore ideal for young children. He is also cuddly and not aggressive for a penny.


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The Manx

He is the most playful, and above all the least inclined to bear loneliness. It is characterized by a small (or even absent) tail. This has a direct impact on his balance, since he moves like a rabbit.

But apart from these characteristics, it is the winning bet for those who absolutely wish to have a companion different from the others. Very little seen in France, he is distinguished by a loyal, loving and protective character.

Above all, he fears loneliness, which is why he is generally the breed most often recommended for the elderly.


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The Russian Blue

You can rely on its elegant name: medium-sized, it is a slim, slender cat with elongated green eyes. It is commonly accepted that it is one of the oldest cat breeds in the world.

As for its name, it owes it to its slightly bluish gray coat, and to its pre-supposed origin: it is said that the secret of its breeding belonged to the Tsars of Russia. Independent and solitary, he is also appreciated for his calm temperament… and particularly sensitive to the cold. Among all the rooms in your home, he will be spoiled for choice!


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