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The quietest breeds of cats

Cats are curious animals by nature; they enjoy exploring their environment; climbing to high places from where they can observe the surroundings and playing to hunt everything that moves quickly.

However, today there are many breeds of cat and the specimens of each of them have been bred and selected generation after generation to have certain distinctive features; not only in terms of their physical appearance but also in relation to their character. For this reason, some breeds are quieter than others; thus becoming the perfect company for those tutors looking to adopt a cat with whom to share their moments of rest.

You would like to know what are some of the quietest cat breeds; in this article we present each of those breeds.

  1. American Shorthair

The short-haired American is a very versatile medium-sized cat; able to adapt quite easily to almost any environment; whether it is an apartment in the city or a house with a garden in the countryside. This cat stands out for its independent, patient and calm character, tolerates children well and does not usually show inconveniences in sharing its home with other animals; provided that a correct presentation is carried out between them; traits that have made it a very popular breed among families in many countries.

Although this feline usually entertains and plays with almost anything; it is advisable to offer quality environmental stimulation; especially if you live or spend a lot of time alone or if you are not allowed access to outdoor areas. She also loves to play with her tutors and relax in the sun on warm days.

The beautiful tabby coat of the american with short hair can be presented in several colors and does not require excessive care beyond an occasional brushing to remove dead hair. It is a cat that; in general, enjoys very good health; but which must be dewormed and vaccinated periodically to prevent it from developing serious diseases such as leukemia or feline panleukopenia.

  1. British shorthair

This feline breed is one of the oldest and undoubtedly the most popular in England. The British short-haired cat has a dense coat; very soft and pleasant to the touch; and a rounded head that gives it a stuffed look. It is a silent and very quiet cat that spends much of the day resting and loves warm places; so it is easy to see it curled up next to its tutors on the sofa.

It is a proud, affectionate cat, but also very independent and that; like its American namesake, adapts easily to different household and family profiles; being able to live peacefully with dogs or other animals. This breed of cat is ideal for those who want to share their life with a noble and affectionate animal; but that, in turn, is not constantly demanding attention.

Regarding its health, we are talking about a robust and resistant cat; but it is advisable to carry out annual veterinary check-ups; especially when the animal reaches an advanced age because; as with many other feline breeds; the British shorthair can be prone to develop kidney and / or urinary problems.

  1. Chantilly-Tiffany

The chantilly-tiffany, is a breed of cat little extended that, for the moment; has not been recognized by the International Feline Federation but by other institutions such as the American Cat Association. This spectacular breed stands out for its leafy semi-long fur that is usually cream, brown or silver tones, its bushy tail, its green eyes and its robust body that can reach six kilos in weight.

The chantilly is a very intelligent cat; always remains attentive to what is happening around him and learns very easily. He is also affectionate and tends to demand meowing the attention of his tutors; next to whom he loves to rest. Its level of activity is not as high as that of other cats and, although it likes to play; it values the tranquility of a home without too much fuss, so, although the chantilly can be accustomed to the presence of children or other animals; many specimens prefer to have few cohabitants.

Despite having quite long fur, this cat does not release too much hair around the house. It is important to brush it at least once a week and pay special attention to the care and cleaning of your eyes and ears; because the hair that grows near them can make you uncomfortable or cause problems. In this sense, your veterinarian can recommend the best products to maintain your hygiene.

  1. Burmese

The quietest breeds of cats

The quietest breeds of cats

The Burmese is also known as the sacred cat of Burma and, although its origin is found in this country; currently known as the Republic of the Union of Myanmar; this breed was developed mainly in France. Its semi-long coat has a coloration similar to that of the Siamese; but it presents a very particular characteristic and that is that; although most specimens have dark legs, their four claws are pure white, giving the feeling that they wear socks.

The Burmese cat is a sociable and affectionate feline that does not like to spend too much time alone; so it is the ideal companion for families who spend most of the day at home or who already have other cats. As a result of his docile and calm temperament; the Burmese spends a lot of time resting; so it is important to take care of his diet, play with him or provide towers or spaces where he can run and climb to, in this way, prevent overweight.

Performing annual or biannual veterinary check-ups, complying with the vaccination schedule; brushing its fur several times a week and deworming the cat periodically are essential actions to guarantee the health of this wonderful feline.

  1. Maine Coon

The impressive maine coon is a very large cat that can weigh up to 11 kilograms. It originated in the United States and, in fact, is considered the official cat of the Maine region.

In addition to its size, the most distinctive physical feature of the maine coon is found on its ears, from where characteristic plumes are born. To speak of the maine coon is to speak of an extremely versatile cat; capable of acclimatizing to almost any environment and lifestyle.

Its leafy fur allows it to survive in very cold climates and its adventurous and curious spirit makes this cat a confident animal that also enjoys running on the snow as well as taking a bath or resting in the sun. At home, the maine coon is a kind, patient and calm feline. He loves to play and explore; but does not tend to be destructive or overly restless and gets along well with other animals, including dogs, as long as he has been properly socialized.

It is essential to provide the main coon with a quality diet and control the amount it ingests daily, as it is a gluttonous animal with a tendency to gain weight. Being so large and hairy, the extra kilos can go unnoticed and end up causing problems at the organic or joint level, so an annual veterinary check-up is essential.

  1. Ragdoll

The ragdoll is another of the quiet cats for home and apartments par excellence. He has a peculiar “mask” of dark hair around his blue eyes that makes him unmistakable. This beautiful cat of American origin has a compact and muscular body; a dense and semi-long coat that reaches its maximum length on the neck and tail, and robust legs.

The standard of this breed accepts a huge number of colors and patterns, among which the specimens of light tones such as white or cream with gray, black, reddish or beige markings stand out.

The ragdoll is recognized as one of the cats with a more gentle, docile and calm temperament within the feline world; because this furry one likes to spend time resting and playing with both his human family and other animals. It is not a particularly scandalous, dependent or demanding cat, but we should not neglect its needs for physical and mental stimulation; which we can cover through interactive toys, providing new spaces to explore or playing with it.

The ragdoll has a certain tendency to suffer some hereditary pathologies, as well as kidney and urinary problems, especially the oldest specimens. Despite this, it is a long-lived breed that; with the correct veterinary care, can accompany us for many years.

  1. Persian

The Persian is an extremely popular feline breed all over the world and very easily recognizable by its flattened snout; rounded features and lush fur that covers its entire body and tail and can look in various shades. However, it is not appreciable only for its beautiful appearance; also for being one of the quietest cats.

This feline values tranquility very much and is not comfortable in very bustling places; from which he prefers to get away to rest in peace. It is a sweet and peaceful companion that spends a lot of time sleeping and grooming and not so much exploring or climbing as other more restless feline breeds do. It is quite sensitive and routine and has a hard time adapting to sudden changes in its environment; so your ideal family should be stable and calm.

The Persian cat is brachycephalic, which means that it has a flattened snout as a result of the particular shape of its skull; obtained by genetic selection by breeders for many generations. Unfortunately, brachycephaly often leads to health problems for the Persian cat, especially dental, respiratory and ocular pathologies. For this reason, it is important to carry out periodic check-ups at the veterinarian; as well as to carry out an exhaustive care of the coat, to avoid the intake of hairballs.

  1. Russian Blue

The Russian blue cat is slender, elegant and stands out for its silky short silver coat and its large green eyes, always attentive to everything that happens around it. As far as its temperament is concerned, the Russian blue is a cautious and very reserved cat with strangers; but that, as soon as it gains confidence with a person, it transforms into an incredibly cuddly and loyal animal, capable of establishing a very strong bond with its guardian; but without becoming dependent. Another remarkable quality of this breed is its intelligence.

The Russian blue is very observant, learns very fast and it is possible to teach him to perform tricks or to bring objects with some ease; provided that positive methodologies are used; respectful of the animal and that they are fun.

It is a very healthy feline in general although, like all cats (especially purebred cats), it can be susceptible to suffering from some genetic pathology such as; for example, diabetes mellitus or cardiomyopathies, so it is recommended to perform annual veterinary check-ups.

  1. Turkish Angora

Although it can occur in various shades, the immaculate white coat is the most popular among angora cats, from Turkey. Its huge eyes can be amber, gray, green or blue and it is very common to find specimens of this breed with heterochromia, that is, with an eye of each color.

The Turkish angora is an especially agile and light cat, it loves to jump and climb to rest in high places from where it can have the entire environment controlled and tends to chase everything that moves quickly; from a ball to smaller animals such as birds or mice. Despite being an explorer and playful, he adapts very well to life in a flat and spends a lot of time resting alone or with his human family; with whom he behaves sweetly and affectionately, so he is another very calm and affectionate cat.

White, blue-eyed Turkish angora have a gene that makes them prone to developing hearing problems, such as total or partial deafness. This poses a danger to cats that have access to the outside of the home, but is not so problematic for those who live exclusively indoors. On the other hand, and also as a consequence of the white color and lack of pigmentation; the Turkish angora can suffer burns or develop skin cancer if it spends a lot of time exposed to direct sunlight.

  1. Mixed-breed cats

Of course, we could not leave out of our list of the quietest cats the mongrels from crosses of any of the mentioned breeds. Although they do not always have to inherit that calm, gentle and docile character; the odds increase when both parents are like this.

Mongrel cats tend to be healthier than purebred cats because there is no selective or excessive breeding in them. Likewise, it is important to remember that animal shelters and shelters usually have more mongrel cats than breed cats, so do not rule out sharing your life with a of these characteristics.

 

 

 

 

 

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