The Beautiful Himalayan Cat
Lifespan: 15 to 19 years
Activity Level: Medium
Coat: Long-Hair, Silky
Temperament: Sweet-Tempered, Intelligent
Information / Facts: The Himalayan is near identical to the Persian cat. This cat has beautiful blue eyes. Its coloring is different from the Persian, as it comes from the crossing of the Persian with a Siamese cat. The Himalayan has a long, silky coat and big, fluffy tail. This cat has a round body with short, stubby legs that prevent it from jumping as high or as far as most other breeds of cats.
Pros: The Himalayan is very sweet and social. It loves humans and enjoys spending time with its family. The Himalayan is also very open and receptive to meeting new people and makes friends easily. This cat is playful and intelligent, so it is easy to train. It is great for people with active lives, and loves to play with cat-appropriate toys. The Himalayan has a very expressive tail and facial features, so it can be fun to converse with your cat. The Himalayan is a great companion animal as it loves to cuddle and watch the latest new movie or television show with its human.
Cons: The Himalayan, like the Persian, is prone to polycystic kidney disease. As a result, it is important to take your Himalayan cat to the vet for regular checkups to monitor this issue. You should also watch your cat and report any abnormal behavior to your vet to take care of any minor problems before they balloon into major health issues.