Turkish Angora Info and Facts
Lifespan: 14 to 19 years
Activity Level: Medium
Coat: Long-Hair, Silky
Temperament: Sweet-Tempered, Intelligent
Information / Facts: The Turkish Angora is a breed of domestic cat and originated in Turkey. The breed has been around for at least four centuries, if not more, and is one of the oldest breeds of cats. The Turkish Angora is known for its long, silky coat that is absent of color, making it pure white. Some rare Turkish Angora cats can have coats with colors in them, and have been seen in over twenty different fur colors. This cat also has blue or green eyes, with amber and yellow being found in some Turkish Angora cats, and many Turkish Angora cats have been known to have one eye of each color.
Pros: The Turkish Angora is an athletic, active cat and likes to have something to do at all times. This cat is ideal for active households. It's a good idea to keep lots of cat toys on hand for your Turkish Angora to keep it happy and engaged, especially when you are not home. The Turkish Angora loves to hide in high places and watch you, so homes with lots of bookshelves and cat-friendly hiding places are ideal. The Turkish Angora is extremely intelligent and easy to train. This cat can also be trained to do small tasks, such as fetch and other things commonly trained in dogs.
Cons: The Turkish Angora is prone to deafness due to a gene abnormality in the cat. This only means that the cat will need to be trained by hand signals. Deaf cats can lead happy, healthy lives just like their counterparts with full hearing capabilities. The Turkish Angora cat may also have cardiac issues that present themselves between the cat's second and fifth years of life, so it is important to attend regular vet visits with your cat.