Cats are without any doubt one of the best companions. Why? Because they’re intelligent, disciplined, cheerful, and affectionate.
If you’re thinking about adopting a cat, we’ve shortlisted the popular cat breeds in India. They are suitable for the Indian climatic conditions and most of them can even live in urban areas.
Read on to know more!
Persian cats are undoubtedly one of the most adorable creatures. They have glossy, bushy and long white hair, a furry tail and twinkling eyes that can easily melt anyone’s heart. Although they’re more popular in America and France, their demand is soaring in India as well.
Even though they’re a little fussy and high-maintenance, they make a great companion.
These cats have a pretty muscular body, round head, shiny black coat and golden eyes. All in all, they look like miniature black panthers. The demeanour of the Mumbai Cats is quite appealing. They’re kind, loving, and adaptable. Also, they’re quick to learn basic behaviour tricks and require very low maintenance.
Did you know many scientists consider Maine Coon one of the oldest cat breeds on earth?
These “Gentle Giants” are bigger than other felines with thick fur and large body. They have a non-fussy attitude, well-behaved and friendly nature. The best part is they can adapt to any climatic conditions. This makes them suitable for surviving in any part of the world.
Also, because of their quick adaptability and poise nature, they’re one of the first choices of pet owners.
First found in Shanghai, these cats are quite popular in South Asia. They have a slightly athletic body, a triangular face with mongoloid eyes and small oval paws. Also, their hind legs are longer than the front legs.
One of the unique things about these cats is they crave a lot of attention from their owners. At times, they even start crying if they don’t get the desired attention.
The American Bobtail
American Bobtails are one of the most lovely cats. These cats have a short furry tail that is one-third the length of their total body. They have a muscular body, fluffy long hair and a shiny coat.
The best part is they’re quite adaptable, playful and smart. Due to all these characteristics, they’re the best choice for homes.
Also known as ‘Colourpoint Persian and ‘Himmie’, these cats are a hybrid of Persian and Siamese cats. They have a long fluffy coat and beautiful blue eyes. Although their medium-sized body is white, they have different colour points (such as red, cream or brown) distributed over the face, legs and tails.
The best part is they yearn for human companionship. This makes them one of the most loyal pets. One thing to note is that this breed isn’t very active or athletic. Rather, they enjoy lounging on the sofa or their owner’s lap.
Chances are you might have already seen these cats roaming in your neighbourhood!
Spotted cats or “Indian Billi” are one of the most common breeds that adjusts well to Indian climatic conditions. They have a sturdy build, a long tail and medium fur with grey spots. Their friendly demeanour and low maintenance attract a lot of pet owners to adopt them.
These cats are a variation of the Persian breed. However, unlike Persian cats, they do not have a thick coat. This makes them easier to groom.
Other than the fur, they have traits similar to the Persian ones.