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5 cat breeds perfect for living in an apartment

Not all cats are made for living in the city, but some do very well. Which breeds will be happy to come and share your apartment? Check out 5 calm cat breeds that will be happy to stay indoors and share your couch.

While cats are known for their independent and adventurous nature, this is not the case for all cat breeds. Indeed, some cats, who are calmer and more homelike, are perfectly suited to living in an apartment.

Those indoor cats are often very attached to their master and in demand of attention and cuddles. They will nevertheless be able to support your absences (during the day for example), if you make some arrangements: toys, scratching post, cat tree, baskets and dedicated resting places…

The Persian

Indoor cat par excellence, the Persian is a calm cat who will appreciate spending long hours on your sofa. Persian cat sitting in the room _ alice_photo Adobe Stock

Indoor cat par excellence, the Persian is a calm cat who will appreciate spending long hours on your sofa. Excessively cuddly, the Persian cat is close to its master. He will demand a lot of your attention and will not like your absences. It will therefore be necessary to accustom him gradually and to offer him moments of play and affection when he returns home.

  • Lifetime : the life expectancy of a Persian cat is, on average, between 12 and 15 years.
  • Height and weight : the Persian is a medium to large sized cat. In adulthood, it can measure up to 30 cm and weigh between 3 and 5 kg.
  • Hair : known for its majestic fur, the Persian has often long and silky hair. To know all the same, some Persians may have shorter hair (called Exotic short hair).

The American Curl

A cat with curved ears, the American Curl is an affectionate and homebody cat. evannovostro_Abobe Stock

Cat with curved ears, theAmerican Curl is an affectionate and home-loving cat who will appreciate a quiet family life. Indoor feline, it has a gentle and quiet character. The American Curl can be a player when he feels like it. You will need to pay attention to his very special ears and have them checked during your visits to the veterinarian.

  • Lifetime : the life expectancy of an American Curl cat is, on average, between 13 and 16 years.
  • Height and weight : the American Curl is a medium to large sized cat that can grow up to 35cm. Females will weigh between 3 to 5 kg, and males will weigh between 4 to 7 kg.
  • Hair : There are two types of American Curl, a long, silky variety, and a short, soft variety.

Chartreux

The Chartreux is an ideal breed for apartment living. Helios Lumixera_Adobe Stock

The Chartreux is an ideal breed for apartment living. Calm and homebody, he will know how to adapt perfectly to indoor life. With its majestic gray blue coat, it will seduce you with its kindness and gentleness. The Carthusian or Maltese cat still has a strong character that it will know how to temper with its masters, to whom it is very attached.

  • Lifetime : the life expectancy of a Carthusian cat is, on average, between 15 and 20 years.
  • Height and weight : the Chartreux is a large cat that can reach 40 cm and weigh between 4 and 7 kg.
  • Hair : the coat of the Chartreux is short, soft and a unique blue-gray color.

The Ragdoll

Intelligent and gentle, the Ragdoll likes calm and secure environments. cat -Adobe Stock

The Ragdoll is a gentle giant, making it an ideal apartment companion for your family. Intelligent and gentle, the Ragdoll likes calm and secure environments. Very affectionate, he likes the contact of his masters and as for the Persian, it will be advisable to offer him occupations during your absences.

  • Lifetime : the life expectancy of the Ragdoll is, on average, between 12 and 17 years.
  • Height and weight : The Ragdoll is a large cat that can reach nearly 40 cm. The females will weigh between 3 to 8 kg, and the males, between 4 to 9 kg.
  • Hair : the hair of the Ragdoll is semi-long and particularly silky.

The Sphynx

Calm and very affectionate, the Sphynx is a perfect companion for apartment living. Beautiful Sphynx cat -yuriygolub_Adobe Stock

the Sphynx or naked cat leaves no one indifferent. Some love it, others don’t, but in any case, the Sphynx is a unique cat that has many qualities. Calm and very affectionate, he is a perfect companion for apartment living. If the Sphynx does not require more care than a classic cat, it will still take care of its skin by moisturizing it regularly with a cream.

  • Lifetime : the life expectancy of the Sphynx is, on average, between 8 years and 15 years.
  • Height and weight : the Sphynx measures about 30 cm and weighs between 3 and 5 kg.
  • Hair : if the Sphynx does not have hair as such, it nevertheless has a light down on the body.

Adopting an animal commits you, it is a decision that you will have to think carefully about. Do not hesitate to contact your veterinarian or the shelter closest to you before starting. They will be able to give you their advice on the breed of cat that will suit you best.

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