Persians: noble and calm cats, who prefer peace and quiet

Persian cats are one of the oldest cat breeds in the world. Their snub noses and round faces mean they’re instantly recognisable as belonging to an established purebred cat breed.

As Persian cat owners know, this breed is typically caring and gentle. They’ve got a reputation for being a little aloof or reserved sometimes, simply because they aren’t quick to react, are not often vocal, and are very peaceful in nature. Persian cats can seem standoffish with strangers, but they’re loving, affectionate and loyal once they bond with one person, like their owner.

Persian cats prefer quiet homes, which means they aren’t a fan of loud noises, unpredictable children or boisterous pets. They’re the ideal lap cat, if well socialised as a young kitten, and they love a fuss from someone they know and trust.

Vital Stats

Size: Medium
Coat: Long-haired
Life span: 12-15 years
Personality: Dignified, aloof, peaceful, calm
Size medium Coat long
Life span 12-15years
Persian personality and temperament

Persian Personality & Temperament

While Persian cats’ personality and temperament tends to be passive and relaxed, their grooming, diet, environment and health needs mean that from an early stage in their life, they’ll need a lot of care.

Persian food and diet

Food & Diet

Like all cats, Persian cats are obligate carnivores. This means the best diet for Persian cats is a meat- based diet. As indoor cats, Persians are entirely reliant on you for getting all the nutrients they need.

Persian grooming and coat care

Persian Grooming & Coat Care

One of the many reasons owners fall in love with the Persian breed is because of their characteristic long, fine coats, and their beautifully coloured eyes.

Persian training and behaviour

Persian Training & Behaviour

Persian cats are naturally sweet and docile. They like a quiet environment with predictable routines.

Persian before you buy

What to know before you buy or rehome an Persian cat

Before buying or adopting a Persian cat you need to be aware of a few important things.

Persian insurance considerations

Persians 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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