Cats are a calmer and steady breed compared to dogs. But, not all people love cats. There are also cat haters among us! Are you a cat lover? So, let’s start reading about interesting facts about cat breeds in Sri Lanka.
Cats can be categorized as domestic and purebred. Domestic types do not have a pedigree but purebred has.
In most of the houses in Sri Lanka, we have domestic cats. There is no pedigree or any other recognition of the breed.
Well, you may identify its parents as ” Allapu gedara wasanthige puusige patiyek..!”. Or “Piyadasa maamage gedara ekaage patiyek..!!!”
However, these pets do not need any extra care or a whole lot of vitamins, special meal plans, or any other Medicare. They just need some food you may cook for your supper. These domestic cats are easy to maintain.
But remember to vaccinate by taking the pet to the Veterinary doctor and take care of you and the cat annually.
However, let’s move on to the purebred cats that almost everyone loves to adopt as a pet. The royals of the cat kingdom!
Lovely and adorable fluffy type cats | Persian
One of the most popular breeds around the world. The long fur coats give them a glamorous look and the different tones of color make them a gorgeous look.
They have a calm attitude and a round head enhanced with thick ruff, small ears, and round eyes. Their beauty is enhanced by a short but broad body with heavy boning and short legs.
However, because of their long coated hair, they should be groomed daily. And also, these cats are not suitable for kids because of their long fur.
Maine coon | Another gorgeous cat
The Maine coon is solid, rugged, and can endure a harsh climate. They are known for their large stature and thick fur coats. The origin of this breed is said to be America. Their body looks muscular and well-balanced. And also they have a large, expressive wide set of oval-shaped eyes. They have many shades of eye colors like gold, green and blue.
Bengal cats are more wild looking. Actually, most people think they are wild cats by their appearance, the spotted coat looks like a wild leopard. However, these cats are loving, adorable, and have an affectionate personalities.
Not like Persian or Maine coon, the Bengal type has a short coat. Their coat was patterned with shades of brown. Not to mention, this breed has a good intelligence level compared to the other breeds.
Siamese cats are loyal and intelligent. Some pet owners say they are like dogs, vigilant and passionate. These types are easily adapted to any environment. Most importantly, easy to maintain. They have well-proportioned bodies and charming personalities. The muscular body is the main reason for their attractiveness. This breed has a unique tone of coat.
however, because of the short non-shedding coat, there is no need the constant grooming for them. So, they have very simple needs regularly.
Siamese cats are loyal to humans. Loving and trustworthy but deeply sensitive. Try to pet another cat, or bring another pet. Of course, you will know how sensitive they are!
One of the best cats breeds that is good for getting along with children. These cats are large in size and extremely lovable. And also, a very calm and quiet breed. This breed is also easy to care for and adapts to the environment easily.
They have distinctive blue eyes and long-haired coats. Their coat has different color patterns including colorpoint, and bicolor, and are mitted with a mixture of colors like white, grey, blue, cream, lilac, and chocolate.
Because of their extreme affection for the owner, these cats can’t keep a big-time lonely. They surely miss you and it feels uncomfortable for them. However, they are playful animals and love to keep rattling with the toys they own. And also, they are easy to train. So, it’s a great choice for you to choose a Ragdoll cat as your new pet.
Birman AKA Sacred Cat of Burma
Birman cats are also called the Sacred Cats of Burma. Some pet lovers identify them as the “perfection of cats”. However, this breeds charming people for centuries. Most of these cats become pets in ancient temples with monks as they are the best breed for calm and peace in nature.
Not to mention, if you see one of these cats, they are glamorous. That does not mean they need luxurious care. If it is a small apartment or an estate, they equally share their living. Most of the time, these pets are not playing or walking. They may be sleeping on your lap or lying on your foot.
You will be surprised, there is very short grooming needed for the Birman cat. Their coat is not tangled every time. They just need a simple combing once a week.