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10 cat breeds that will live happily in an apartment

Do you live in an apartment or in a house without outside access and you don’t know which cat to adopt? Discover 10 breeds of calm, affectionate, cuddly and gentle cats who will enjoy life indoors without constraint. Some are very attached to their master and need his constant presence, while others, more independent, tolerate his absence if they are sufficiently stimulated by the toys and if they have a dedicated space. Make your choice !

The Russian Blue

Russian Blue is ideal for those who lead a calm and quiet life. This cat does not like agitation or sources of stress, he is content with a peaceful life in an apartment, in the company of his master, to whom he is close. He appreciates the heat of fireplaces and radiators, being rather chilly, and he prefers to sleep on a sofa all day and play indoor pashas than to go out.

On the other hand, the Russian Blue remains a curious, playful and hunting animal, which is why he needs toys and accessories to stimulate him, such as a cat tree, hiding places and tunnels. He will be able to take care of himself when you are away. Being relatively independent, the Russian Blue is very suitable for people who are away during the day, provided they allow him to have his toys in quantity.

The British Shorthair

The British Shorthair

The British Shorthair is a cat that adapts very well to apartment life. Peaceful, patient, affectionate and calm, he is easy-going and very sociable. He appreciates the presence of his master, with whom he is sometimes sticky and above all playful. Like the Russian Blue, he supports loneliness during the day, provided he leaves enough toys at his disposal.

The Devon Rex

The Devon Rex

The Devon Rex is a sociable and affectionate animal, but above all very cautious! He therefore does not appreciate outdoor adventures. Sweet, he needs attention and company, and he will be much happier if he is raised with other cats and if you take the time to pet him and play with him every day.

The Devon Rex has another advantage: it can be easily trained, in particular to withstand outings on a leash by your side.

The Maine Coon

The Maine Coon

This large, calm cat is affectionate and gentle. He adapts very well to life in an apartment, especially if he has never experienced the outdoors. However, he can enjoy going out a little in a small enclosed garden to exercise.

Docile, the Maine Coon nevertheless needs to play and remains active; he will therefore need a dedicated place within the apartment to spend himself as he wishes. Your attention and your presence are necessary to him, otherwise he will be unhappy. If you are away for several hours a day, avoid adopting a Maine Coon, as it will have difficulty getting used to being alone, being very sociable.

The Persian

The Persian

The Persian is ideal for apartment living! Very calm, this cat is calm and affectionate by nature, but he needs to be taken care of. Docile and nonchalant, it behaves like a real plush. He does not want to exert himself outside and will prefer to sleep on the sofa, but he can appreciate a few outings in an enclosed garden with his master.

On the other hand, the Persian needs exercise, which is why he can have a “little quarter of an hour of madness” every day. He will then start jumping around like a hyperactive person, then he will calm down immediately. This allows him to exert himself a little, which is important for this cat who easily gains weight.

While gentle with children and affectionate, he will need daily grooming for his long coat which tends to tangle easily. The Persian also has watery eyes that should be cleaned with suitable, non-irritating wipes.

The Ragdoll

The Ragdoll

If you are looking for a perfect cat for apartment life, the Ragdoll is for you! This gentle, kind, affectionate and very calm cat appreciates the interior and the presence of his master, to whom he is very close. Naturally a homebody, he is not equipped to defend himself against the dangers of outdoor life, in particular because of his curiosity and his carelessness. However, he can appreciate going out in an enclosed garden, in the company of his master.

With a relatively robust health, this “glue pot” cat requires little maintenance despite its long coat. Its name, which means “rag doll”, is explained by the fact that it relaxes like a doll when it is in your arms. He will need you to give him time every day and he will particularly appreciate spending several hours on your lap.

The Sacred of Burma

The Sacred of Burma

The Birman is a calm, affectionate and very serene cat, perfect for apartment living. If he appreciates the presence of his master, he knows how to be independent and accept loneliness, like the Russian Blue. On the other hand, he tends to play the pashas, ‚Äč‚Äčeven the divas! Indeed, he can start sulking if he does not get what he wants, being particularly stubborn.

Calm, he is also playful and will need toys to entertain himself, especially in your absence. He also tends to behave like a cat-dog, that is to say that he will appreciate playing with you and that you throw his favorite ball at him so that he can bring it back to you.

The Siamese

The Siamese

The Siamese is an ideal animal for apartment life, although it is playful and active. He is not able to defend himself against external dangers due to his innocence and great curiosity; so it is better not to let him out, because he risks being injured, or even worse. On the other hand, you can let him exercise a little in an enclosed garden under surveillance.

Affectionate, he constantly needs cuddles and the presence of his master, whom he follows everywhere. He purrs loudly and is often very talkative. He will therefore have difficulty coping with loneliness. So, if you are away during the day, adopt another cat or dog to keep him company.

The Sphynx

The Sphynx

The Sphynx is a cat that lives very well in an apartment, in particular because of its nudity which makes it cautious. He needs warmth and your presence. On the other hand, he also has a great need to spend himself regularly during the day, which is why he should preferably live in a large apartment, with space and many toys.

egyptian mau

The Egyptian Mau

The Egyptian Mau is valued for its natural elegance and grace, but also for its ability to handle apartment living very well. This cat needs the presence of its master, because it attaches a lot of importance to it. He will therefore have a lot of difficulty getting used to his absence.

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