Our handy guide looks at the eight best cat breeds for kids to help you find the perfect furry friend for your family.
These are some of the best choices for someone looking to get their first cat.
Low Maintenance Cat Breeds. Sphynx. The hairless cat breeds like the Sphynx are often the first choice for want-to-be cat owners who are concerned about allergens. While there are no truly hairless cats, the Sphynx’s fur feels more like peach fuzz to the touch.
When choosing a cat, pick one that is active, inquisitive, and seeks affection and attention from people. Sometimes cats are uncomfortable in noisy or unfamiliar environments, so keep that in mind during your evaluation. An adult cat should allow handling and petting without hissing or scratching.
Female cats do, in fact, go through a monthly cycle, but their “periods” are quite different from human menstruation.
According to a new study, cats experience the greatest fondness for female owners. Cats attach to your veterinary clients—your female clients in particular—as social partners and it’s not just because they want to be fed, according to research in the journal Behavioral Processes.
The kitten should look well, with bright eyes, a good coat and be able to move easily. Ask to see the other kittens in the litter and the mother to make sure that they are healthy too. Follow your instincts and don’t be taken in by stories of how that runny eye had just happened etc.
The Persian. Perhaps one of the most high-maintenance cats, the Persian is the most popular cat breed in the United States. Persians require daily grooming, as their fluffy coat can become strangled or matted with even a few days without the pampering they need.