The Himalayan is a breed or subbreed of longhaired cat similar in type to the Persian, with the exception of its blue eyes and its point coloration, which were derived from crossing the Persian with the Siamese.
In this video, we are counting down the top 10 facts about the Himalayan Cat that you might not know.
A Quick Overview: Origin: United States Length: 17 to 19 inches Weight: 7 to 12 pounds Life Expectancy: 9 to 15 years
Like the Persian, the Himalayan is sweet, docile, and quiet. She is an ornament to any home where she can enjoy sitting in a lap—surely her rightful place—being petted by those who are discerning enough to recognize her superior qualities, and playing house with kind children who will gently comb her hair, wheel her around in a baby buggy (but not dress her up), let her chase an interactive toy, then serve her tea at their parties. Himalayans are affectionate but discriminating.
The Himalayan needs to have her nutrition controlled if she is to stay in good condition. Since the breed is not known for a high degree of exercise, attention must be paid to both her nutrition and exercise. The Himalayan needs exercise to keep in top condition. She likes to play with her parent and will play with interactive toys, chase balls, and attack catnip mice, but you might have to keep after her to exercise on a daily basis. The Himalayan coat requires daily attention. She must be brushed and combed in order to keep the coat from tangling. In addition, the flat face must be carefully cleaned as tear stains can deposit themselves on the face.
They reserve their attention for family members and those few guests whom they feel they can trust. Loud environments aren’t a Himalayan’s style; they are sedate cats who prefer a serene home where little changes from day today. With large, expressive eyes and a voice that has been described as soft, pleasant and musical, Himmies let their simple needs be known: regular meals, a little playtime with a catnip mouse or feather teaser, and lots of love, which they return tenfold.
This is one cat who is unlikely to climb up your curtains, jump on your kitchen counters, or perch on top of your refrigerator. She is perfectly happy to rule her domain from the floor or more accessible pieces of furniture. When you are at work or are busy around the house, the Himalayan is content to adorn a chair, sofa, or bed until you are free to admire her and give her the attention she willingly receives but never demands.
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