Cats belong to the feline family of mammals, which are multiple types, and from pets that live in the environment surrounding humans, and many people prefer to raise them at home as spoiled animals, and the types of cats that people usually raise at home are Siamese cats, Shirazi cats, and Ethiopian cats,
And American cats are short-haired, and one of the most common types of cats for raising in the home is Shirazi cats, which are among the most popular types of domestic cats because of their cleanliness, beauty, and ease of handling.
The origin of the Shirazi cats
Shirazi cats are known as beautiful cats, and they are characterized by their soft, long and thick hair, and their origins date back to Iran, or what is known as Persia; therefore they are sometimes called Persian cats, and they were introduced to Italy at the end of the eighteenth century by an Italian explorer, and after a century of time; i.e. Around the end of the nineteenth century, this species was known in the continent of Europe and spread.
Types of Shirazi cats
Shirazi cats have several types, including: Moon Face, Himalayas resulting from the mating of Siamese with Shirazi for several generations.
The characteristics of Shirazi cats
Shirazi cats are friendly and beloved cats in families, and are of a calm nature; they are among the calmest types of cats, as they are of moderate temperament, and they are non-aggressive cats, and claws come out only rarely, and they love sleep and stagnation for long periods of time, and sleep up to 16 hours per day, In addition to being fun, playful, amusing and clean cats.
The length of the shirazi cats is about 60 cm, and the weight is about 4.5 kg, and the average age is about twenty years, and the shirazi cats have soft fur with long hair, and very dense, and increase their density at the shoulders and neck, and has multiple colors, such as: white, black, and smoky, Each color forms a different strain from the other, and the eyes of the Shirazi cats are large, beautiful, shiny, and round, and their face is round, and the color of their eyes is sometimes the same color as their fur, and their ears are short, and their feet are short covered with fur, and the bone is thick, and its nose is not prominent on the face, and its tail Short and thick hair.
How to care for Shirazi cats
When acquiring a Shirazi cat at home, he must take care of his mental health and not neglect it, feed and pamper him, and treat him as a member of the house, and he must maintain cleanliness, and accustom him to bathing at least once a month, and clean his body, ears, and hair to protect him from parasites and small insects, He constantly combed his hair to remove knots and tangles, and dead hair from him, in addition to periodically vaccinating him, and checking it regularly to make sure his health was healthy.