When we think of a Persian cat, this beauty of elegance and naturally exuding excellence comes to mind.
Shirazi Cat as it is called in Iran have a special effect, perhaps characteristic, sometimes arrogant, but they will never leave us indifferent. Stay and get to know them better, we break down all their qualities below.
Affectionate, cocky, aristocratic influence, sometimes lazy and very calm, this is the Persian cat, one of the most beloved and admired domestic cats. We tell you 10 interesting oddities about Shirazi cats.
Persian cat care
The Shirazi Cat is a medium-sized cat, although some specimens can weigh up to 7 kilograms (7.5 lbs). You need to know that they need a lot of care and they are a breed that does not like to be on their own for long.
Persian Cat tends to be overweight, so you have to monitor her diet and brush frequently, due to the high hair density, to avoid hairballs and their problems.
Shirazi Cat Origin
The Shirazi cat was introduced to Italy by the adventurer and traveler Pietro della Valle from Asia Minor (ancient Persia), hence its name and from Turkey to France by Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peresque, both in the early 17th century.
The current Persian cat species as we know it was developed in the late nineteenth century in England, as a result of crossbreeding with the Turkish Angora to achieve the current long coat.
From France he soon arrived in Great Britain, where he became very popular, thanks to exhibitions of different breeds of cats. Other long-haired Persian cats came to Europe from countries such as Afghanistan, Burma and China.
Character : Aristocratic Persian Cat
One of its biggest fans was Victoria, Queen of England (Queen of the United Kingdom from 1837 to 1901). Currently, they are the cats that live in many homes around the world and occupy the first positions in the pedigree of cats in the world.
Persian cat: sociable and affectionate
The Persian cat breed is one of the most lovable and arrogant of the cat breeds, often requiring large doses of attention. He has an elegant and affectionate nature. They love company and are especially social with children.
Buy or adopt a Persian cat
It is currently difficult to adopt them, because most of them come from farms that specialize in breeding and caring for this breed of cats. We will always be up for adoption, regardless of whether it is a purebred kitten or not.
If you are going to buy a Persian kitten, you should keep in mind that the price can range from $500 to $5000.
Above all, always do this through official breeding centers and with all health guarantees and breed registration, to avoid random breeding, which can often cause health problems for cats in the future.
Chinchilla and Peke Face
Shirazi chinchilla: is a variety of Persian cat that is sometimes unknown, characterized by a finer and more delicate bone structure, large green eyes with a black mark on the edge of the eyes.
Out of curiosity, about the character of the Shirazi chinchilla, we can say that she is more active than the Persian cat and loves to hunt and run but does not usually like a lot of cuddles or hugs.
There is a modern type of Persian cat called the peke-face, with different physical features, especially in the face, due in its origin to a natural mutation that occurred in the year 1930.
Persian Peke Face cats have a very flat face, a flat face, and nose that is closer to the eyes. This can cause some Peke Face to develop persistent tearing problems or respiratory illness.
Beware of obesity in the Persian cat
Obesity in Persian cats is especially dangerous and they are prone to gaining weight after spaying, both in males and females.
They are also a very sensitive breed and require frequent brushing care to avoid annoying hairball and knot issues. Sometimes a shower is recommended.
Sometimes, obesity does not help and can cause other health problems that are common in Persian cats such as kidney disease (polycystic kidney disease) and the formation of cysts, which can lead to kidney failure over time.
Like any cat, she should go to the vet, as soon as possible, if any abnormalities in her health are discovered.
Shirazi loves to be pampered
They say that Persian cats love compliments, react, and are more affectionate than usual when listening to them (this must be confirmed by the owner!). Could it be because of his aristocratic past? Or because they know they are majestic.
Grandchildren of Persian cats
There are dresses on their origins to the confluence of Persian, such as Himalayan or exotic-haired. They all inherit the calm and friendly Persian character and make them ideal cats for companionship in the home.
definitely. The Shirazi cat is a cat with personality, but also possesses a great deal of affection and affection for those who share her life with her.
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