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Siberian Cat - Domestic Cats | List of Cat Breeds | Cute Cats

Siberian Cat

Siberian Cat
Siberian Cat

Siberian cat hails from Russia, where they are valued as a national treasure. It is very difficult to say that how long Siberian cats have existed in Russia, but based on Russian fairy tales and children’s books, it is said they have likely been around for hundreds of years and may be as long as 1,000 years. 

Siberian cats were described in a book called “Our Cats and All About Them” by Harrison Weir, which was published in the year 1889. 

The United States got its first a glimpse of the Siberian cat after the Cold War ran in the 1990s, and it became a loving cat at first sight. 

The Siberian cat is recognized by The International Cat Association and Cat Fancier’s Association.

Description

The Siberian cat’s head is wedge-shaped with soft contours, topped by medium to large tufted ears.

They have slight round eyes range from shades of green to gold to copper, though white Siberians or those with white markings or patches may have blue eyes or eyes of different colors.

This cats also have strong-boned legs and round tufted paws which support their muscular body and thick tail.

Coat Length: Semi-long

Age Expectancy: 11 to 15yrs.

Size: Medium to large weighing 8 to 17 pounds

Personality

Siberian Cats are friendly and affectionate feline and will follow you around as you go about your day and purr in your lap as you comb her coat.

They’re an active and playful breed, enjoying games like fetch and learning tricks that excite them mentally. They are athletic, love to climb, and perch themselves from the highest heights. This bold cat loves to play with water and gets along well with other pets and children.

This cats are also known as Siberian Forest Cats or Moscow Longhairs.

Feeding & Grooming

Feeding: Every cat is unique and each has their particular likes, dislikes, and needs when it comes to food. 

Cats are carnivores and every cat must obtain 41 different nutrients from their food.

So proper nutrients will vary depending on age and overall health, so energetic kitten needs a different balance of nutrients in her diet than a less active senior cat.

Grooming: Siberians cats shed seasonally in the spring and fall. To keep their coat tangle- and mat-free, brush or comb them a few times per week. So regular baths are not required due to their water-resistance triple coat.

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