SIBERIAN KITTENS AND CATS
- Nickname: Siberian Forest Cat
- Breed Group: semi-longhair
- Height: 11-14 inches
- Weight: 12-25 lbs
- Life Span: 11-16 years
WHERE ARE SIBERIAN CATS FROM?
The actual origins of the Siberian cat are unknown. Still, it is believed that exiled Russians transported these cats to Siberia, where their long fur helped them survive in the harsh Siberian environment.
WERE SIBERIAN CATS BRED FOR A REASON?
Siberians are regarded as a landrace breed, which means they just adapted to their habitat over time rather than being developed for a particular purpose or to have a specific appearance.
HOW MANY TYPES OF SIBERIAN PEDIGREES ARE THERE?
There is just one primary Siberian breed. However, there are several variants in coat colour and patterning, as in other cat breeds.
ARE SIBERIAN CATS POLYDACTYL?
Any breed of cat can spontaneously develop the polydactylism mutation.
The lifespan of a Siberian is around 11-16 years.
HOW BIG DOES A SIBERIAN GET?
HOW MUCH DOES A SIBERIAN WEIGH?
WHEN DOES A SIBERIAN STOP GROWING?
Up to 5 years
WHAT COLOR COAT DOES A SIBERIAN HAVE?
Siberians come in a wide range of hues and patterns, with tabby being the most prevalent.
WHAT EYE COLORS CAN A SIBERIAN HAVE?
Siberians have green or gold-coloured eyes.
SIBERIAN TEMPERAMENT & PERSONALITY
HOW VOCAL/TALKATIVE ARE SIBERIAN CATS?
Siberians are not known for their excessive vocality.
HOW AFFECTIONATE OR FRIENDLY ARE SIBERIAN CATS?
Siberians are more loving than ordinary cats but are also entirely independent and do not need constant care from their owners.
ARE SIBERIAN CATS GOOD WITH OTHER CATS?
Siberians are exceptionally playful and friendly and generally enjoy the company of other cats.
ARE SIBERIAN CATS GOOD WITH DOGS?
Siberians are pretty tolerant of dogs.
ARE SIBERIAN CATS GOOD MOUSERS/HUNTERS?
Siberians are pretty good at hunting mice because they have been employed for ages as “working” cats to clean up areas of vermin.
ARE SIBERIAN CATS GOOD INDOOR CATS?
Yes. Regardless of the specific preferences of each cat, it is advised that all cats be kept inside for safety reasons.
ARE SIBERIAN CATS GOOD LAP CATS?
Siberians are very loving and like cuddling up on their owners’ laps. In addition, they enjoy taking a few laps while getting groomed.
WHAT DO SIBERIAN CATS LIKE TO DO?
Siberians like playing and, above all, chasing toys, which are, in their eyes, pretty much everything within reach, so put anything you don’t want to be used as batting amusement away.
HOW BIG OF A DIFFERENCE IS THERE BETWEEN A MALE AND A FEMALE SIBERIAN?
Female Siberians tend to be much smaller than male Siberians.
SIBERIAN DIET, GROOMING & HEALTH
WHAT DO SIBERIAN CATS EAT?
Discuss a diet that would best suit your Siberian with your veterinarian.
DO SIBERIAN CATS EAT WET FOOD?
DO SIBERIAN CATS LIKE MILK?
Milk is not recommended for cats.
HOW MUCH DO SIBERIAN CATS SHED?
Siberians are moderate to heavy shedders.
WHAT TYPE OF COAT DO SIBERIAN CATS HAVE?
Siberians can tolerate severe conditions with their long, dense, woolly, rough coat.
DO YOU NEED TO GROOM A SIBERIAN CAT?
A weekly brushing should keep the Siberian’s coat in good condition in the summer and winter. On the other hand, the “molt” seasons are spring and fall. Brushing the coat every day will help to eliminate the dead hair and avoid matting during this time when it mats and sheds in huge clumps. Every two weeks or so, all cats should have their claws clipped in addition to grooming. Cats should have their teeth washed twice weekly since they are equally susceptible to periodontal illness.
ARE SIBERIAN CATS HYPOALLERGENIC?
DO SIBERIANS HAVE A LOT OF HEALTH PROBLEMS?
Siberians are one of the strongest and healthiest cat breeds with extremely few breed-specific health problems.
WHAT DISEASES ARE SIBERIANS PRONE TO?
- Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM): HCM is a condition in which the heart’s left ventricle abnormally thickens, limiting blood flow. It is the most typical reason for feline cardiac disease and can bring unexpected demise.
PURCHASING VS ADOPTING A SIBERIAN
HOW MUCH DOES A SIBERIAN COST?
A Siberian cat may be adopted for $75 to $100 while paying $1,100 to $1,700 to buy one from a breeder.
WHERE CAN I ADOPT A SIBERIAN
The most straightforward approach to adopting a Siberian would be through a Siberian-only rescue.
SIBERIAN SHELTERS AND RESCUES
Numerous wonderful Siberians are frequently available for adoption at nearby animal shelters or rescues.
WHERE CAN I FIND A SIBERIAN BREEDER?
Before you purchase a kitten from a breeder, we advise you to rescue a Siberian cat (or any cat). Across the nation, there are millions of stray cats, many of whom are purebred cats in need of homes. Siberian cat adoption may significantly alter the adopters’ and cats’ lives.
Getting a kitten from a reputed breeder is safer if you’re not persuaded and want to buy a Siberian from a breeder. When working with a breeder, be sure that the breeder you’re buying from genetically tests their animals. You should also double-check the puppy’s health records. Finally, ensure the breeder will return any animals they sell if they cannot keep them in their home for whatever reason, and confirm that they are dedicated to finding those animals new homes if necessary.