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Pets with thick fur are especially popular. Fluffy cat breeds need special care: hygiene, combing, haircutting. From this article, you will learn more about them and be sure to choose an adorable friend.
Fluffy Cat Breeds
- American Curl;
- Turkish Angora;
- Norwegian Forest Cat;
- Maine Coon;
- Neva Masquerade;
- Himalayan Cat.
Official felinological organizations have discovered and confirmed a huge number of breeds, among which cats with long hair occupy one-third of the list. There are about 20 breeds of cats that are beloved not only for their luxurious fur coat but also for their kind disposition.
The most important thing is proper fur care and nutrition. People with allergies are better to get a short-haired friend. In the pursuit of cleanliness, the cat will swallow and then regurgitate a lot of hair. A malt paste should be given all the time.
In summer, get a haircut or comb out with a furminator, which will make life easier for your pet in the hot summer. Don’t forget about general hygiene: scratching, bathing (and you have to do it more often than with short-haired breeds because long hair is easier to get dirty), combing out fleas (a cat with fluffy fur is unlikely to bite them out by itself).
Below is more information about the most fluffy cats.
The American curl breed with twisted back ears originated in the 1900s in America. They have long fur and an easy-going character to boot. There is no undercoat, the coat itself is pleasant to the touch and can be absolutely any shade.
The tail is wide and long as the body. At birth, the kittens’ ears are straight, and they begin to curl only a week later.
The breed is gaining popularity. Due to their affectionate nature and playfulness, kittens often turn out to be the best friends of children. Moreover, American Curls can remember commands, almost like dogs.
Price: From $1000.
The Turkish angora has no less fluffy fur than the American Curl, most often white in color. The body is strong but graceful. The head is small, with pointed ears, long limbs.
The most common – with blue eyes, sometimes there are owners of brown, green, and amber eyes. Heterochrony among Angora beauties is of great value.
As for intelligence, representatives of the breed are quite intelligent, and amenable to training, if properly worked.
Price: From $1100.
Norwegian Forest Cat
The eyes are almond-shaped in different colors. The undercoat can be seen with the naked eye, the fur is very thick.
There is one difference from other cats: despite its fluffiness, the Norwegian Forest Cat does not require much care, and no tangles are formed. Nevertheless, it is necessary to take care of the pet.
This is a royal breed. The serious look, rectangular shape, height at withers up to 25 inches (60 cm), and muscular body give even kittens a serious look. There are tassels on the ears.
Maine Coons are bred on leashes, the cat needs exercise, so they usually have a muscular body. The color is a raccoon-like, thick undercoat.
Despite their menacing appearance, Maine Coons are playful and friendly.
Price: the range of Maine Coon prices is approximately between $400-$1500 depending on the age of the Maine Coon.
The flattened shape makes the Persians seriously uncomfortable, so Persians need a special bowl. The coat is very long – 6 inches (15 cm).
Here is the most common very fluffy cat – a typical Siberian. In order to survive in the harsh cold, this breed was given a luxurious coat that keeps it warm for a very long period. They are selfish, but they love their owners. Chances are, they won’t just let you play around. They are difficult to care for but easier than Persian cats.
The cat is suitable for allergy sufferers. Despite the fluffiness, there are no allergens on the coat. In addition, shedding is not as catastrophic as in other breeds.
Siberian cat prices range from $1200 to $2000.
Neva Masquerade Cat
They look like Siamese with their blue eyes and white fur. Masquerade is because of the dark spot all over the face, as well as the tail and paws. Tail is like a peacock’s one, jabot on the chest, paws in adorable pants. Pay attention to the ears: they are very wide and spaced the same way.
Remarkably, the ancestors of the Neva Masquerade are Siberian cats.
They are impossible to ignore! This is a proud Persian with Siamese coloring. The same 6 inches (15 cm) of fur and 15 pounds (7 kg) of tenderness. Inherited from Siamese cats one peculiarity: the lower the temperature in the room where the animal lives, the darker the color point.
The cost of Himalayan cats ranges from $200 to $2500 depending on many different factors.