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Gray Persian Cats - Photo Gallery

 
By Josie F. Turner, Journalist specialized in Animal Welfare. Updated: January 19, 2017
Gray Persian Cats - Photo Gallery

Animal file: Persian Cat

Many people consider Persian cats to be elegant, sophisticated and even strange-looking pets because of their peculiar face and long fur. They have a calm character, and they love to doze and relax no matter where they are. They are also affectionate and intelligent pets.

This breed can be found in many colors, from white to blue or chinchilla - that is, light with darker tips. This photo gallery, however, will overview gray Persian cats.

If you are thinking about adopting a Persian cat, remember that this animal requires specific care, including regular brushing to remove knots and bathing with conditioner. Keep reading to find out some fun facts about Persian cats:

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The Persian cat first appeared as a pedigree-certified breed in nineteenth-century England. At the time, long-haired cats like the Angora were very popular among the aristocracy.

These new Persian cats descended from long-haired cats from Khorasan and Persia (now Iran), brought to Italy by Pietro Della Valle in 1620. They reached France, and there they became popular throughout Europe.

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Therefore, Persian cats were initially found in Europe among high society. Their elegant life and prestige did not end with the Victorian era, however. Today, this breed is still considered a luxury cat due to the amount of care they need. Persian cats must be regularly bathed and brushed every day.

If you're a quiet person, the Persian cat is perfect for you. They are known as "sofa tigers" because they love to rest and sleep for hours.

But that is not the Persian cat's only attribute; they are also known for being gentle and loving. They get on well with other pets, and they are very sweet cats overall.

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Did you know that in some countries it is illegal to breed cats at home?

This is a good measure to prevent kittens from being abandoned, but it is also especially good for the Persian cat since they have complicated pregnancies and very small litters. Unlike other breeds, Persian cats usually only have two or three kittens.

Blue Persians are predisposed to suffering from kidney cysts, which are common in this breed.

As you will know, there are many feline beauty contests where the most graceful cats in the world participate. Unsurprisingly, 75% of pedigreed cats are Persians. They are usually classified according to their color and coat; here you can learn more about types of Persian cats.

In any case, remember that all cats - pedigree or not - are beautiful in their own way. At AnimalWised we love each and every kitten in the world!

Although you surely already know about the benefits of neutering a cat, it is true that sometimes the neutered animal can put on weight at an alarming rate. As a consequence, Persian cats suffer from weight gain after surgery. It is essential to encourage them to play and exercise and feed them lighter food.

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