Cats are the most adorable and loved pets not only in Pakistan but all over the world. Cats are considered more loyal than human beings and are more affectionate than dogs. Keeping cats is much easier as compare to other pets as cats are independent in most of their tasks and more cute and fluffy. Cat’s love is unconditional and they are always ready for cuddles and hugs.
There is a wide range of cat’s breeds in Pakistan and all of them have different characteristics and qualities and similarly, all breeds have different maintenance requirements as well as different lifespans. While adopting cats in Pakistan, you can choose any as per your personality and daily routines. Let’s have a look at the top 5 cat breeds in Pakistan.
1. Persian Cats
If you are looking for an adorable, furry, quiet and beautiful pet, the Persian cat is the best choice for you. They are extremely furry with beautiful eyes and a beautiful doll face with friendly behaviour but their hairs shed a lot hence can be harmful for those having fur allergy. Persian cats are afraid of a loud environment and shouldn’t be kept if your residence is near busy and rushy areas and roads. Persian cats demand high maintenance and grooming.
They have short legs and cannot jump on high places and are perfectly fine with the area defined for them. They usually maintain eye contact and give very cute expressions. They keep their love and affection for their family members and do not disturb them while working and wait for them to get free and interact with them.
They love sitting in laps and cuddling with their family members. They don’t like and eat human food including milk and meat but are comfortable with any of the indoor cat meals. White triple coated is the most expensive Persian cat in Pakistan. They weight between 7-12 pounds and have a lifespan of up to 15 years and are available in double and triple coat and require proper health care.
2. Khao Manee
Khao Manee is also known as Diamond eye cats. They are well known for their unique eye colour that varies from blue, green, gold and odd eye colours. Khao Manee cats with odd eyes are very beautiful, precious and have an eye-catching effect. Khao Manee is originated from Thailand and is known as a symbol of good luck and good fortune amongst the people of Thailand.
They are very attractive, affectionate, communicative and friendly and can be recognised by their cute extra-attractive eyes and beautiful white snowy fur with pink lips, nose and paw pads. They love to cuddle and sleep with their owners and get what they want by making loud noises.
These cats have long athletic legs and love to play different games and have fun with their owners. Some of these cats are born deaf, due to a gene responsible for the white colouration of fur, causes damage to the cochlea. These cats have less hair fall and usually do not require much grooming as they have short hairs. They are friendly and ideal for any home.
3. Siamese Cats
Siamese has a cylindrical appearance with a beautiful elegant neck. They have a loud raspy voice and are very talkative and try their best to gain your attention. Their hind legs are longer than the front ones. This breed of cats is very intelligent and curious with a loving nature.
They are counted amongst the most loving cats and they love to follow you around and follow your instructions. They need your time and attention all the time and want to spend almost all of their time with you. They love to share your bed and lap and crave for warm places.
Do not leave Siamese alone at all and if you have a busy routine, do not keep a Siamese cat. Siamese shows its proper colour at the age of one year and has mesmerising sapphire blue colour eyes. Most of the Siamese kittens are completely white in colour at the time of their birth but with the passage of time, they show dark brownish colour.
4. Maine Coon Cats
Maine Coons are considered big cats and weighs about 10-18 pounds. They reach their full size in about 4-5 years. Their average life span is the same as that of Persian cats i.e 10-15 years They have a smooth rugged, shady fur coat with large golden, blue, green or copper eyes. Their eyes can be Bi-Colored or Odd coloured or even White.
They have a beautiful furry tail while furr cat on their shoulder is shorter as compared to that on their britches and stomach. They usually have a brown tabby pattern but can be found in other colours and patterns too such as solid red, black and white colours too and as bi-colour; red & white or blue & white and patterns like calico and tortoiseshell.
They don’t mind getting dressed up and they are human-friendly cats but aren’t very fond of sitting in laps but love to stay around and follow you. These cats love to chase moving objects. These cats are very smart and intelligent with a curious nature.
5. Bengal Cats
These are the most common type of cats and also known as jungle cats due to their appearance. They have athletic features with strong muscles. These are highly smart, energetic, intelligent, funny, confident, active and human-friendly cats but are always alert.
They are fun-loving and love to play games but when bored can cause damage and destruction to furniture and can scratch humans too. They live happily both indoor and outdoor. A Bengal cat can be converted into a house cat very easily and this breed loves to share your bed. If lost, search them at the highest points of your home as they love heightened places.
They have short hairs and can be easily groomed and their average life span is about 11 to 17 years. These cats hardly sit for a long moment and are always on a mission of doing something. These cats need routinely nails trimming and ear cleaning as well.
It doesn’t matter whichever breed of cat you choose, make sure you provide them with the proper diet, vaccination, grooming, love, and care.
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