In 1626, an Italian citizen Mr. Pietro Della Valle introduced a long-haired cat in Europe at the very first time. Probably, it had been taken to Europe by traders from Middle East. At first, these cats were called Asiatic cats and for sale in one color. The credit goes to Persian scientists, who developed its breed. Now, Persians are found in different colors including bi-color.
The common lifespan with this cat is fifteen years. A lot more than 76% of cats meet 12 years and 52% of cats live 15 years or more. England veterinary department has declared their average lifespan from 14-17 years. The weight of Persians generally lies between 7 to 12 pounds.
Classification of Persians
In early 17th century, just one form of persian cat had enter into surface, which developed with the passage of time. Presently, there are many than 100 recognized types of Persians, which further distributed into following four main groups:-
1. Group-1. The cats of first group have monochrome hair. Their hair is of the same color from tip to root.
2. Group-2. Persian cats of second group have suppressor gene.
3. Group-3. The cats of third group have Himalayan gene.
4. Group-4. The cats of fourth and last group have agouti gene.
Form of Persian Cats
There are several differences among various international cat associations in classification of Persians. All associations have their very own opinion in origin, traits and classification. However, you can find main three kind of Persian cats i.e. Himalayan, Exotic and Persian. Some scientists have narrated following types:-
• Persians and Angoras.
• Traditional Persians.
• Peke-face and ultra-typing.
• Toy and teacup sizes.
• Chinchilla Longhair and Sterling.
Food of Persians
Persian cat belongs to Mammalia class and a carnivore animal. She feeds milk to her kittens. Persians cannot sustain life without consuming meat in some form. Goat milk, pumpkin, fish and vitamin are the best food for Persians. Cats should never be given alcohol or alcohol based drinks, sugar and onions because it can cause serious health issues for them.
Care and Maintenance
The department explained the explanation for death of Persian cats. They’re on the opinion that Persians have large round skull, shortened face and nose, which creates difficulties in breathing. The cats usually suffer with breath difficulties for their facial structure. Moreover, Persians have long hairs, which need regular care and maintenance to prevent matting. They have to be bathed and dried carefully on daily basis. Their eyes might be cleaned regularly to be able to prevent them from eye diseases.
Personality and Behaviors
Persian cat is a beautiful, calm, sweet and gentle natured pet animal. She enjoys the organization of peaceful people. Persian cats are calm in nature but have a lively side. Cats have strict enmity with dogs.