The Cyprus is believed to be a descendant of Egypt or Palestine cats brought to Cyprus to wipe out snakes and vermin from the island. Noted for their long necks, medium size and petite built, the Cyprus cats are energetic and athletic. Cyprus cats get along well with children and love to be around dogs. They love being spoiled and will stay in a person’s lap for hours if allowed to do so. Generally healthy, some Cyprus cats may come down with mild issues such as diarrhea, fleas or feline lower urinary tract disease. Yearly maintenance for them may cost up $1,200.