5 Habits of Different Cat Breeds

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Like people, cats have their own little personalities with their own likes, dislikes, quirks and idiosyncrasies.

Although every cat is an individual, each breed is different, too.

Most people like to find a cat that compliments their personality, so if you want to learn more about a specific breed and what habits they have in common, keep reading to find out five habits of 3 different breeds of cats.

Let’s start with the American Shorthair…

 

American Shorthair

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The American Shorthair is considered the average looking cat with an average type personality. American Shorthair cats have habits that are easy for a single owner or family to adapt to.

The 5 most common habits of an American Shorthair include:

 

1. Independent – They do like to cuddle but on their own terms. They are loyal but not in your face or continuously yearning to be in your lap.

They can handle being left alone, but for short periods of time. Leave them alone too long and you may hear about it when you get home.

 

2. Takes care of himself – He is a good, self-groomer.

He won’t require much from you in grooming needs, maybe a brush-over once a week. Other than that, he is neat and tidy on his own.

 

3. Playful when you want – Your American Shorthair is self-reliant when he needs to be if you’re busy, but when you or the kids are ready to play your AS is ready and willing to play.

 

4. Mouse hunter – American Shorthair cats came over with the Pilgrims so their lineage are strong, working cats. If you have mice in your attic, barn or home, put him to work.

Your American shorthair can be a big help in hunting mice and will have fun in the process.

 

5. Nighttime snuggler – At the end of the day, don’t be surprised if you find your American Shorthair snuggled up next to you in bed.

They may prefer independence during the day but at night, curled up next to you is his way of showing his love and affection.

 

Persian

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Persians are sweet, loveable and playful cats who adore their owners. If you are looking for a loyal lap cat, you’ll find it in a Persian.

Here are 5 habits Persians are known for.

 

1. Spread the fur – Persians have luxurious long hair that they love to share with everyone, by shedding.

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Because their hair is so long, it requires regular grooming to help cut back on the amount of hair deposits they leave behind.

 

2. Playful – Persians have a very playful personality and do prefer to play with their human.

Spend quality time entertaining your Persian.

 

3. Affectionate – Your Persian loves attention and will seek it on a regular basis, jumping in your lap and rubbing on you. Be sure to shower your Persian with lots of love.

 

4. Jumping on tables –Though Persians are shorter stout, if you do not dote on your Persian, he may act out by jumping on furniture and tables as a way of seeking your attention.

Detour him from bad behavior when he acts inappropriately.

 

5. Love the quiet – Persians are quite the quiet cat. They are not loud nor do they care for loud environments.

Laughing and every day noises are fine, but they may not do well in homes that are extra loud on a regular basis – music or other ruckus.

They will spend their time in hiding in these types of environments.

 

The Bengal cat

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The Bengal can carry a lot of traits that mirror the Asian Leopard cat with some wild genes in them. Depending on the breed line, some more than others.

Here are 5 behaviors common of a Bengal cat.

 

1. Water – Bengals have a natural interest in water, partly due to the history of being around water, fishing and hunting. This comes from the Asian Leopard lineage.

 

2. Cats, keep your distance – When Bengal’s want their space, they will make a strange puffing sound. This was common in the wild to tell other cats to keep their distance, a dominance maneuver.

 

3. Love paper and cardboard – Another sign of their wild heritage is their inclination to chew on paper and cardboard. This is suspected of being a part of their hunting heritage and chewing and gnawing their prey.

 

4. Bigger biters – Bengals have a tendency to bite more than the average domesticated cat. This should be considered if planning to own a Bengal in a home with kids.

 

5. Outsiders – Bengals have a natural desire for the outdoors and may try to dart out the door more than the average domestic cat. They get antsy in enclosed environments so be on notice when your doors are open.

 

References:

http://www.cats-breed.com/american-shorthair-cat/

https://www.petfinder.com/cat-breeds/American-Shorthair

http://www.catster.com/personalities.php

http://www.mymeowa.com/breed/persian/

http://cat-chitchat.pictures-of-cats.org/2008/02/bengal-cat-behavior.html

 

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