The Persian cat is easily noticeable with its short muzzle and long hair. They are intelligent, loving, and affectionate pets that require regular grooming, or their long coat will get matted. The Persian is also called the “Persian longhair” because of its long coat. The species originated from Persia through Italy, where they have permeated the pet industry.
Cool Persian Facts
- Persian cats are scientifically referred to as Felis Catus.
- Breeders have selectively bred the Persian for a wide variety of coat colors.
- The unavoidable consequence of selective breeding is new health issues, including an increasingly shot or flat face.
- The oldest Persian cat in the world died in 2005. Crème Puff was 38 years old at the time of her passing.
- The young one of this cat is called a kitten. At birth, the kittens are blind, and their ear canals are closed, making them completely defenseless.
- The female Persian gestates her young for an average of 65 days.