Indoor cats have a 20-year lifetime potential if cared for properly. Cats that live inside seldom live more than 10 years. Cats that are allowed to roam free are at risk of contracting diseases from other animals,
getting into fights, being attacked by predators, and even being driven over by cars. It is possible for outdoor cats to injure or kill birds and other animals.
This kind of cat has been popular in Thailand (formerly known as Siam) since the 19th century. Oriental shorthairs, sphynxes, and Himalayans may all trace their ancestry back to the Siamese. The "points" on a Siamese cat's face, ears, feet, and tail are what give the breed its name.
Beautiful and long-haired, Persians are also known as "smushed-face" cats, the Iranian cat, and the Shiraz cat (after a city in Iran). They have a flat face and may be any color, unlike most other types of cats.
The Maine coon is an imposing cat due to its size and dense coat of hair. The Maine coon is a large, kind cat native to Maine and the official state cat. Excellent hunters, they gained popularity after being certified as such by the CFA in the late 1970s.
The placid nature of ragdoll cats is what earned them the moniker. When taken up, they often collapse like a rag doll. Once it was believed that they were unable to feel pain, but we now know that this is not the case.
The Bengal cat has a ferocious appearance. Although their wild-looking markings would make you think otherwise, these animals are really rather tamed. They need to always be moving and talking.
The Abyssinian cat has its origins in Ethiopia (formerly known as Abyssinia) and is named for its striking reddish agouti coat. Its body is long and lean, and its head is pointed and wedge-shaped.