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Our cat breed information pages have lots of valuable information to help you find the right cat for your budget and lifestyle.  All of our profile pages have at least one picture so you can better familiarize yourself with the cat breed that interests you.  You'll learn whether a cat is good with children, a heavy or light shedding cat and their exercise needs. And, finally, on our profile pages, you will find links to classified ads from cat breeders with cats and kittens for sale.   

Abyssinian Ragamuffin
American Bobtail Thai
American Curl Ragdoll
American Shorthair Persian
American Wirehair Toyger
Balinese Russian Blue
Bengal Siamese
Birman Scottish Fold
Bombay Selkirk Rex
Burmilla Ocicat
British Shorthair Somali
Burmese Tonkinese
Chartreux Oriental shorthair
Chausie Norwegian Forest Cat
California Spangled Cat Ojos Azules
Cornish Rex Manx
CymricSiberian
Devon Rex Pixiebob
Egyptian MauSingapura
Exotic ShorthairSnowshoe
Havana BrownTurkish Angora
HimalayanNebelung
Japanese BobtailSphynx
JavaneseGerman Rex
KoratSerengeti
LapermSavannah
Longhair Scottish FoldTurkish Van
Maine CoonSokoke
MunchkinYork Chocolate

Comments

By Elaine   Monday, March 25, 2013 4:05:27 PM

I have a kitten that I got from my son's mother-in-law and yes we get along great (the mother's-in-laws that is). Anyhow, I am told that she is a mountain Andalusian. The only animals that I ever heard called "Andalusian" is a breed of horses not cats. Has anyone out there ever heard of this "Breed" of cat before? When I can get a camera and get a picture I will post it, her name is allspice, she is a polydactyl calico and she is Beautiful. I hope someone can help me with this. I asked the previous owner and she assures me that it is the proper name of the breed. I have heard of the Andean mountain cats but I don't think Allspice is one of them.

By Guest_5018   Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Hi, I adopted a Siberian cat about five years ago. Her name is Tara. She was 5 years old and her family could not keep her. I love her personality which got better as she adjusted to me. The characteristics of your cat sound like my cat. All except the last paragraph. I'm including your paragraphs in quotes and following with my cat's characteristics. "For example, she is very shy at first with new people. Also, I have to comb her often. Her hair war extremely knotted when I adopted her. She sheds in small clumps, and it is not too difficult to clean up. " Tara is shy with new people but it doesn't take long for her to warm up. Tara's hair will get knotted. I try to keep up with it but she doesn't like to get brushed. She sheds in clumps as well as small amounts of hair. I think the fabric on my couch makes it hard to clean it up. "Also, she likes to lie on her back and put her feet in the air when she sleeps. " Tara doesn't always sleep this way but she does sleep this way often; especially in front of the fireplace. She looks so relaxed and trusting when she is in this position. Makes me feel I provided her a safe and comfortable home. "She does like to chase things only when you are swinnging something around on a string, but will not play with anything by herself. " Tara is the same. She will also lose interest quickly even if I dangle something. Once in a while she will find a small item and start throwing it around and chase it. But the playing doesn't last long. "Another strange thing is that she bites me ,but no one else. I think she is just playing and trying to get attention. She also gives me a little claw when she wants me to wake up. " Tara will go to bite me but does not put any pressure in it. I think she is telling me she doesn't want me to pet her in a particular spot or stop all together. To get me up, Tara walks on my body and gets close to my face and meows. Usually I'm already awake and I think she knows it. "One more thing that is strange is that she doesn't move like other cats that I have seen before. For example when she chases something, sometimes she falls on her back, or falls off the bed, because she is paying attention to the object. I have never seen such a clumsy cat. " Tara does not do this. So other than this last item, she sounds like my Tara who is definitely a Siberian.

By Guest_5010   Saturday, January 29, 2011

Hi, I am just wondering what kind of cat I have. I believe she is Siberian. She looks like it, but some of her characteristics are not the same. For example, she is very shy at first with new people. Also, I have to comb her often. Her hair war extremely knotted when I adopted her. She sheds in small clumps, and it is not too difficult to clean up. Also, she likes to lie on her back and put her feet in the air when she sleeps. She does like to chase things only when you are swinnging something around on a string, but will not play with anything by herself. Another strange thing is that she bites me ,but no one else. I think she is just playing and trying to get attention. She also gives me a little claw when she wants me to wake up. One more thing that is strange is that she doesn't move like other cats that I have seen before. For example when she chases something, sometimes she falls on her back, or falls off the bed, because she is paying attention to the object. I have never seen such a clumsy cat. Can anyone tell me about my cat? What kind is she? I am sure you need to see a picture first.

By Guest_5008   Friday, January 28, 2011

I have a 10 month old neutered male Siberian cat. He is the most wonderful cat I have ever had. I had to give up on indoor cats several years ago, dut to asthma, but the siberian gives me no problems. He comes to his name, also a clicker when he is outside. He can sit, shake, sit up, and jump through a hula hoop. I love showing off his tricks to dog owners because they are astounded. Siberians are great family pets.

By Guest_4980   Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I have a large fixed female calico and a maybe three month old kitten (male). I was wondering what breed our calico might be. She is our first cat and we have had her for almost two years. Autumn is almost three and she weighed 12lbs when we adopted her. I am thinking Americn shorthair, but I'd like a second opinon.

By Guest_4963   Tuesday, January 04, 2011

I have a wonderful big boy named Master Hemper he is s stray but he looks like champion Siberian cat. He is a blue silver tabby who chirps, trills, loves water and plays fetch like a dog. He is so smart and he hasn't even turned one! He was a scrawny funny looking kitten who jumped in my neice's car during a thunderstorm when she opened her car door. So she couldn't leave him because he stop licking her face. He was such an unusual cat that u called local vets and left my number. Thank God no one ever called because he is My third child. He fit right in with 3 other cats and our white German shepherd puppy. I'm in love with the breed and I hope that Master Hemper and I will have many more great years together! Anyone wants a pic email me.

By Guest_4906   Sunday, November 14, 2010

When we moved into our condo, there was a stray cat who lived in the courtyard. All the neighbors took care of her, feeding her, though she lived outside. One of the other neighbors who moved, abandoned her as it was their daughter's cat and she was on deployment in Iraq. Well, it was out great find! Lady is a Siberian and my son, who is allergic to other cats never had any issues with her. So, we adopted her and she is a great cat and true to all the Siberian characteristics. Light shedding, dog-like personality, sweet, loving and very playful. Although, we had an issue with her "marking" territory on the couch and under the couch. I think it was due to her wild nature of being outside for nearly a year. My son has no allergy issues at all with her and she is the new member of our family. Cannot say enough good things about the Siberian breed - they are the best cat, hands down.

By Guest_4806   Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I had no idea what breed my cat Elizabeth was all I knew that everybody always told me how beautiful she is. My brother just came home who lives overseas. His first words out of his mouth were oh my god I have never seen a cat like that where did you find her? I told him that I got her at the SPCA and mentioned she was just left to freeze to death before she was rescued. When I took my cat the vet my vet didn't even know what breed she was. My brother told me that she has to be part siberian which is rare in the United States. I searched for images for the breed and within seconds found a cat that looks like her. I know she is not a purebred but at least I have some idea of what breed my cat is.

By Guest_4790   Monday, August 30, 2010

My mother owns an orange/white siberian named Emmitt. He was a VERY energetic and loveable kitten, however, now that he is older (he is about 3 yrs old) he is extremely aggressive. When anyone comes over, he will jump in their lap and let them pet him for a few seconds before biting at their hand or scratching at them. He will growl at you if you sit in a chair that he likes to sit in, and he has even attacked my mother a few times by biting into her arms and leaving huge scratch marks on her legs!(she once had 2 4inch-long scratches down her calfs from Emmitt jumping at her while she slept. I have even seen teeth marks before on her arms and legs...) My niece is afraid to walk by him... is this normal siberian behavior? I own a calico american short-hair who is so sweet and loveable- she would NEVER claw me or any visitor in my home. Compared to my sweetie, Emmitt seems like one troubled cat!

By Guest_4772   Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I have a 2 year old siberian named Jingles, she was a rescue cat and she is my 3rd child. i describe her that way because she follows me around, sits on my lap and demands my attention 24/7. she usually sleeps with me at night but will make her nightly "rounds" and go into my kids' rooms and check on them. we did introduce another cat into our home recently and it did not work out, Jingles just attacked her a few times until we got rid of the other cat. siberians are the only breed i will ever own again

By Guest_4646   Monday, June 07, 2010

I may be able to tell more if I could see a photo of your cat, but we have an American/Domestic Shorthair, and he sleeps sprawled out on his back (mostly, I say because he sleeps in all kinds of crazy positions). Haha

By Guest_3463   Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Some of the behaviors that may endear you to kittens can also be maddening. Oh it's just delightful when they race up the cat tree, but may be not so nice when it's the drapery. Pouncing on a catnip mouse is good, pouncing on your head at 3 AM is not. Sinking teeth and claw into your ankle as you pass a doorway along the hall isn't so charming either. These are all normal play behaviors that are seen between kittens in a litter. All of the pouncing, stalking, chasing, and boxing is done to one another, and continues to a degreee until the kittens are old enough to disperse and live on their own. Normally the kittens keep each other in line and they learn just how rough to play. Play behaviors are an important part of learning to hunt and survive. You may acquire kittens at the height of this play behavior. Unless you acquire more than one at a time, all this energy has to be diverted somewhere -- it's the older cat, the dog, and usually the people who become the focus. Toys, paper bags, and other inanimate objects are fun, but your kitten wants to play with something that plays back and that's fine until things get out of hand or someone gets wounded. Some types of remote punishment include a squirt from a squirt bottle, a puff from a can or compressed air, or a loud rattle of a soda can with a few coins.


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