Russian Blue Kitten and Cat Facts.
The Adorable Russian Blue Kitten
The Russian Blue Kitten just has to be one of the cutest looking cats in the world in my humble opinion (second only to the Scottish fold) and it has a lovely coat to match its soft likeable personality too. The breed is thought to have originated in Russia hence the name, but not just anywhere in Russia. There was a port by the name of “Arkhangelsk” which translates into Arch Angel which is why early English cat fanciers also called the Russian blue kitten and cat “the Archangel Blue Cat”. During the second world war the animal was intensively bred with the Siamese cat and nearly lost its unique identity. However much work was done with the Russian blue kitten to breed this out especially by its enthusiast in the USA. In fact today the Russian Blue rates as one of the countries most favourite breeds of cat. The most pleasing thing about this lovable and cute cat is that it is a naturally occurring breed. That is to say that it wasn’t a result of cross breeding other cats to genetically procure an animal solely for the purpose of showing at cat shows and for breeding.
What’s the Russian Blue Kitten Like?
Apart from being one beautiful cat the Russian blue kitten and adult cat are friendly and affectionate once they get to know you. They can come across as almost regal and aloof but they are highly intelligent creatures. They are not too keen on strangers at first and will usually hide from them but with people they know they have a reputation for a certain catlike loyalty. They are quite happy to entertain themselves whilst their owners are out at work and unlike some breeds of cat they won’t trash your house through boredom. They are very graceful, in fact some cat lovers have likened the blue to a Russian ballerina. They will want your attention however when you are at home and will play quite happily with cat toys and other household items that take their fascination. They are a playful and even-tempered breed but they do prefer a quite home without too much stress and they aren’t renowned for coping too well with change either.
Are You Thinking Of a Russian Blue Kitten as a Pet?
Thanks to it’s natural roots as a breed the Russian blue doesn’t appear to suffer from some of the hereditary genetic health issues that plague many other pedigree breeds. So apart from making sure that your Russian Blue kitten is in good general health there isn’t much that you need to be on the look out for. Of course you still need sight of any documents appertaining to the animals pedigree especially if substantial amounts of money are going to be changing hands. Most reputable breeders should be able to provide evidence and certificates confirming the animals genetic linage so you should never be afraid to ask to see them. It has also been reported recently that the breed is less of a problem to some folks that suffer allergic reaction to cats than other breeds. This is thought to have something to do with the way its unique coat traps and holds allergens. There is also some evidence to suggest that certain chemicals related to the production of theses allergens are produced in much lower levels in the breed. If you want to know more before you buy a Russian Blue Kitten there is a great article here.