I want you to meet my new russian blue kitten. This video is about bringing him home on the June 28th of 2020 and his first week. Due to the global pandemic, I'm working from home as I'm still not allowed to back to the office. I decided to do a vlog about him, so I can see how he grows up and share this with others..
I did look into adoption from a local shelter, but also looked at popular pedigree/purebred breeds like Ragdoll British Shorthair, Maine Coon, Bengal, Devon Rex, Munchkin, Sphynx (naked/hairless cat), Abyssinian, American Shorthair and Persian. I decided I wanted a hypoallergenic cat and this made the list shorter. I eventually fell in love with the Russian Blue. I went online to find a good breeder. Luckily I found a breeder near me and got in touch with them. Finally I got him on a beautiful Sunday.
If you're wondering is the Russian Blue the right cat for me, well the personality of a Russian Blue differs per cat. None is the same. Personally I don't believe in the defined characteristic for a Russian Blue. Mine will come to check out new visitors and is curious about them. According to the characteristics found on the Internet, of a Russian Blue, this should not happen.
Shedding with a Russian Blue will happen, although not a lot.There is a lot of information out there on the internet.
Unfortunately a Pedigree cat doesn't not come for free or a small price. They sale price for this kitten was €900. You might get lucky and find one in a shelter, but changes are slim.
Some facts: Russian Blue cats are considered hypoallergenic cats and good for people with allergies. They produce a lot less of the Fel d1 and Fel d4 protein which causes the allergic reaction, but it doesn't mean you won't get a allergic reaction. Keep this in mind when you decide you want a Russian Blue. Visit a breeder or cattery, if possible, to see if you get an allergic reaction.
You also have variations in Russian Blues when it comes to color. There also are blue point Russian Blues and they also come in black. I had a slight preference for a blue/grey one.
The personality off a Russian Blue differs per cat. None is the same. Shedding with a Russian Blue will happen, although not a lot.There is a lot of information out there on the internet.