Persian cats are very distinguished and unusual, easily recognisable thanks to two of their key characteristics: their round face and flattened nose and their exuberant and lush fur.
This is one of the most ancient breeds that there are records of.
The name itself precisely indicates their far-off origins: Persia, a Middle Eastern region, which was where present day Iran is found.
The Persian cat is one of the most popular cats to have as a pet, due to their docile and sociable character. Despite their mild and sweet nature, they need to feel comfortable in the home to be able to easily become part of the family. For this reason, it is important for the home to be peaceful, and they should have routines and habits that offer safety and stability.
It is quite normal that when someone strokes them or speaks to them, they will stay still for a while. They receive compliments in a very special way, and they can spend hours sitting on a window ledge looking around them, or on a cushion, almost immobile. These cats have a certain elegance and glamour that have made them worthy of praise.
This is a fairly sedentary, calm animal. Many people say that they make the perfect pet, because they will not ask you for more affection than you want to give them, nor will they insist that you play with them all the time. Although there is in fact one thing that will require a great deal of willingness from you, and that is that to maintain the extreme beauty of the Persian cat’s fur, you should dedicate a good part of your time to brushing them.