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Cats: Guide for perfect Feline Friend | Cat Breed Guide

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Pets.

Some of you might have them some of you want to have them. Be it cat, dog, hamster, guinea pig or fish, we all have a favourite animal that we dream to keep as a pet. My new year's resolution this year was to convince my parents to have a cat. I adore cats. I think they are the cutest little furry being.

While I was thinking about getting a cat, I looked upon the internet for the type of cat that I want to have as a pet. That moment a strange realisation hit me, we can name all the breeds of dog from the back of the head, but the same rule doesn't apply to cats.

When describing our favourite type of cat, we usually define them based on their features still we don't know the actual breed they belong too. Therefore, here's a list of few of the most popular cat breeds, so that you don't have to describe them anymore by their colour or pattern when you go to the pet store to get your furry (or not so furry) companion.


Persian Cat

Persian cats are the most popular breed of cats, with their long hair and round face. These cats weigh up to 12 lbs as an adult and live from 15 to 17 years.


Sphynx Cat

Sphynx are a breed of cat usually known as bald cats as they do not have fur. Their hairless body, wrinkly skin and elf-like ears make them very unique. The life from 8 to 14 years of age and are medium size cuddle balls.



Scottish Fold Cat

Scottish fold, in my opinion, is the cutest little kittens. Their round head and round eyes make them look adorable. They are called Scottish fold because of a genetic mutation their ears tend to fold forward add, and hence their ears don't stand up making them and innocent appearance. These babies can weight between 9 to 13 pounds and live around 15 years of age.


Siberian Cat

These cats can be identified with their small mouth and fierce-looking face. As the name suggests, these cats are the best to live in a cold environment. They can live between 12 to 15 years of age and baby between 6 to 8 pounds.

Norwegian Forest Cat

Norwegian forest cat is a breed of a cat having the fluffiest body and tail. Norwegian forest cat has a long body and bushy tail. These cats can be about 8 to 18 pound in female while males can between 10 to 20 pounds. Norwegian foreign cats have a lifespan of 16 years.

American Curl Cat

American call is funny looking babies because of a genetic mutation that causes their ears to cal away from their face. This homebody lives up to 13 years of age and can weigh up to 10 pounds as an adult.

Munchkin Cat

These tiny kitties have short legs and puffed up ears with the fluffiest tail. These are a dwarf breed of cat that weighs between 8-9 pounds as an adult and they can live up to to 17 years of age.

Balinese Cat and Siamese Cat

These two cats look relatively similar but are very distinguished. Siamese has short and Balinese cats have long for and bushy tail. They both have point colouration on their face and have a life expectancy of 18 to 20 years of age.

Birman Cat

These cats similar to the previous to breeds have to point colouration around the limbs, face and ears. They are a medium-sized cat that wakes up to 12 pounds as a healthy adult and have a life expectancy of 18 years.

Maine Coons Cat

These big cities are are the best hunters known. They can be distinguished by facial features that make them a predatory look. They wait for about 15 to 25 kgs and can live up to 18 years of age. These charts will eat up all the mouse in the house.

Bengal Cat

These cats are the hybrid of leopard and Egyptian Mau cat. They live between 16 to 18 years of age. These small cats are known for there leopard-like spots.

Egyptian Mau

They are the most common domestic cats, preferred because of their short hair and beautiful spotted prints. These cats are great hunters. Dil lives around 15 years of age and weight 5 to 12 pounds in both male and female.

Hope this list helps find your perfect furry buddy.

Thank you!


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