Siberians

Owning a cat can be very pleasurable, but owning a Siberian cat is a very rewarding, life changing experience.

Although the Siberian cat is a very old breed, it is fairly new to Australia. Siberians are a natural breed. They are Russia’s native cat and come from the unforgiving climate of Siberia. Siberian Cats first appeared in recorded history around the year 1000. Russian farmers and trades people were the primary people who cared for the Siberians. Siberian Cats were needed to protect grain and other products from small varmints, as Russia was an agricultural country. Shopkeepers in Moscow were known to compete with each other over whose cat was the biggest and thickest.

Siberian Cats are very personable and want to be near their owners. They will meet you at the door when you come home and explain their day to you. They love to sit in your lap and be groomed. A favorite pastime of one of mine, Nikita, is to find something and bring it to me for me to throw so they can play fetch.. If you own a Siberian you will never be alone. They will watch TV with you, go to the restroom with you, try to take a shower or bath with you, and then go to bed with you. And if you are trying to do something, they will insist on helping, like sitting on the bench while you are cooking, sitting on your recipe book.

The Siberian is a medium-large cat with the overall appearance of excellent physical condition, strength, power and alertness, modified by a sweet facial expression. The general impression of the body is one of circles and roundness rather than rectangles and triangles, and taking as long as 5 years to reach full maturity. Females are considerable smaller than males. Their coat is semi-long, very dense and come in all colors. Their eyes vary in color from gold to green and all shades in-between.

If you are considering a cat as a lifelong companion, the Siberian cat will give you years of happiness with its loving personality.

Some consider its personality ‘dog like’ in its loyalty. Others purchase them for the hypoallergenic qualities it has with the owners. So for whatever reason you want one of these cats, the Siberian is a worthy choice, and you will be forever pleased.

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