The majestic Siberian is a strong, powerfully built cat with strong hindquarters helping them jump exceptionally high. They are gentle cats that enjoy playing and clowning around with their families. It is a natural breed of Siberia and the national cat of Russia where they are considered as a treasure.Known to be an exceptionally agile jumper, the Siberian is a strong and powerfully built cat, with strong hindquarters and large, well rounded paws. They have barreled chests and medium sized ears, broad foreheads, and stockier builds than other cats. They also have a slight arch to their body.
Don’t be surprised if he enjoys splashing you in the tub, drinking from a fountain or faucet, or making puddles by batting his paw in his water dish, fortunately, Siberians like to play in water, so if bathed regularly as kittens they may actually enjoy the attention of a bath. The Siberian is a medium, strong cat with heavy boning and a powerful musculature that takes up to 5 years to reach full maturity.Siberian cats are very personable and want to be near their owners. They enjoy the company of children, dogs, and other animals. They are fearless and easygoing. Siberians stay playful throughout their lives. Teaching him tricks is a fun and easy way to challenge his agile brain.
Siberian cats moult once or twice a year. The first moult is at the end of winter. The winter moult is instigated not by a change in temperature but by a change in day length. Many Siberians will experience a less intense “mini-moult” at the end of the summer season, unlike other cats which will experience a “heavy moult” more than twice a year. Medium-large ears are well furnished with tufts of fur. The nearly round eyes can be green, gold, green-gold, or copper. White Siberians or Siberians with white patches may have blue or odd eyes.
Siberians are generally healthy, but one problem that has been seen in the breed is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, that is a form of heart disease that causes the heart muscle to enlarge. Siberians are one of the breeds that may be affected by this disease.
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