For all cat lovers, there is no thought more delightful that going back home to a purring feline waiting to cuddle with. But while fancying cats might be delightful, choosing the right cat to pet requires some deliberation. So if you are considering having a cat as your pet, here are some of the very popular breeds that you can consider for petting in India-
With their big eyes and luxurious coats, it is no surprise that the Persian breed of cats are most favored as pets to adore and cuddle. Equally prominent is their flat faced appearance that perfectly offset their deep set eyes and short muzzle. Adorable and sociable, Persian cats make for really good pets even when they can depict typical fussy cat behavior. Interestingly this breed of cat is what they call the Iranian cat in the Middle Eastern countries while Iranians call it the Shiraz. Together with their short limbs and allover fluffy appearance, these generally quite kitties definitely are playful with their owners which makes them so preferred as cat breeds not only in India but also in different parts of the world.
One of the oldest breeds of cat to have been domesticated, Siamese cats are exceedingly popular in India as pets. Sleek and distinctive in appearance, these endlessly curious pets would instantly endear themselves to those who love their furry friends to be as interactive and active as possible. Curious and smart, cats of the Siamese type also look their intelligent best with their straight up faces that always seem to be searching for answers. With slender legs and small oval paws, Siamese cats exhibit a very prominently triangular face and bright blue eyes. An athletic body that explains their agility and forever active status, these indeed talkative felines originated in Shanghai and makes for a fairly common pet all throughout Asia.
Touted to be the oldest cat breed on earth and also the largest domesticated cat breed, Maine Coon is the official state cat of Maine in North America and hence the name. Popular all over the world for its affable and friendly nature, Maine Coons also look pretty with their thick fur and large eyes. No wonder cat lovers consider them to be one of the cutest cat breeds and are therefore pet them exceedingly even in India. A large bodied cat that has a distinctive ruff neck and tufted feet as well as a bushy tail, the Maine Coon can be surprisingly calm and non fussy for its seemingly dominant appearance. As a cat type that goes along well with everyone from fellow cats and human children to even dogs, having a Maine Coon is definitely a rewarding perk to petting.
A type of short haired cat that has a muscular build which explains why it can feel more heavy on your lap than what it supposedly should be in the looks. A shiny black coat characterises every Bombay cat that has earned this breed the nickname of mini panther. Striking golden eyes seat deep on the round headed face of this among the Asian cat breeds that make for a common feline pet in India. Friendly and playful like most of the other names in the list, Bombay cats are typically not very aggressive even though they can be fairly brave for their species. Intelligent, attention seeking and adaptive, Bombay cats also live quite long thereby asserting their status as pets you can comfortably build that attachment with.
A long haired breed of cat that comes close to the Persian variety in appearance, Himalayan cats are also commonly known as Colourpoint Persians. Given that this breed came into being by a cross of the Persian with the Siamese the similarity in look is apparent, even when the Himmies generally do not have blue eyes. While Himalayan cats are loving and can even be shy, they aren’t the least apprehensive when it comes to letting you know of them not getting their desired share of affection.
Himalayan cats however aren’t the most athletic of cat breeds, yet they are very much preferred as pets in India. Also with their long and generally white furry coats, this variety requires grooming on a daily basis which can make their domestication a bit more demanding than some other breeds. But given the adorable vision they present while affectionately placing themselves on your lap, it can be really tough to not yield in to the temptation of having one of these rotund balls of cuteness for companionship.
The American Bobtail is a cat breed that does immense justification to its name. With its bobbed tail that is roughly one third the length of its body, this breed makes for an extremely cute pet even when there is a somewhat wildness to its appearance. Their look however also speaks intuitive and that’s exactly how American bobtails happen to be. Playful and intelligent, these fluffy cats also make for excellent pets to cuddle and stroke. Among the sturdier cat breeds, these shiny and fluffy felines however is an uncommon catch, thereby making it one of the more expensive pets to own in India.
Of all the cat breeds that are domesticated in India, the spotted cat is perhaps the most common. The quintessential Indian billi, the spotted breed is characterised by a sturdy body covered with grey spots. Friendly and loving, spotted cats find pet haven mainly for being available freely rather than for any of their characteristics. However they can make for excellent companions since they are quite adaptive to Indian conditions and are very low maintenance while being every bit as adorable.