Norwegian Forest

A true nature lover who loves spending time in the great outdoors

Hardy, intelligent and muscular, the Norwegian Forest cat is one of the more active breeds of the Felines. Affectionately known as 'Wegies', these cats love to climb and hunt. With a love of water and a water-repellent coat, they're great at fishing, too.

Vital Stats

Size: Large
Coat: Long and thick
Life span: 12+ years
Personality: Sociable, playful, independent
Size large Coat long
Life span 12+years
Norwegian Forest personality and temperament

Norwegian Forest Personality & Temperament

The Norwegian Forest cat is a lovely cat that will show you lots of affection – but on its own terms.

Norwegian Forest food and diet

Food & Diet

These adventurous and playful gentle giants eat more than your average feline friend and require a diet high in protein.

Norwegian Forest grooming and coat care

Norwegian Forest Grooming & Coat Care

Thick and fluffy, Norwegian Forest cat coats can be more high maintenance than others, and will change from season to season.

Norwegian Forest training and behaviour

Norwegian Forest Training & Behaviour

This lovely cat can be lots of fun but they’ll need access to the outdoors and lots of toys and games to prevent boredom.

Norwegian Forest before you buy

What to know before you buy or rehome an Norwegian Forest cat

Norwegian Forest cats have one of the best temperaments of cat breeds - but what do you need to know before bringing home your cat?

Norwegian Forest insurance considerations

Norwegian Forests sometimes suffer with certain health conditions and may require treatment. Petplan cat insurance offers peace of mind that they will always be protected.

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