Russian Blue Cat, not a saying, it is a truly blue cat and truly from Russia. And it is also really beautiful. It officially became a breed in 1912, the Russian Blue Cat, and in the First World War it also risked extinction, but it then came down to us and here it is. Although not common, it is there and like it.
The Russian Blue cat it is an animal of medium size, with short hair, blue hair, green eyes and a very domestic character, suitable for simple and calm people, who never raise their voice. Also called Russian Blue or Russian Blue, the Russian Blue cat it is a fascinating animal, there are also those who say that its expression recalls the smile of the Mona Lisa: I am not very convinced, but this makes us understand how much it is esteemed and the subject of legends and myths. Let's get to know its origins.
Russian Blue Cat: origins
There is confusion, or rather, mystery, about the precise origins of the Russian Blue cat, it seems that since time immemorial it has been present in the north-west of this country, in particular in the port city of Arcangelo. From there the sailors embarked this big furry cat and used it pragmatically for hunt mice from their ships. And so they made it so that the whole world could know him. In those days, its beautiful fur, both for its color and for its resemblance to that of an otter, was used to make hats, muffs, collars for coats.
Literary traces of the Russian Blue cat appear in the writings of many Scandinavian poets of 1300, then around 1850 we find it at the court of Tsar Nicholas. The nanny is said to have kept these cats to watch over the children's beds to keep evil spirits away.
Other important historical figures who love the Russian Blue cat I'm there Tsarina Elizabeth, Peter the Great and the Queen Victoria of England. Not all and only Russians, as you can see, but arrived in England on Russian Blue cat he was renamed blue cat of Malta, Spanish cat but also Arhangelsk, inspired by the city of origin.
The debut in society of Russian Blue cat dates back to the early 1900s when he officially participated in cat shows at the Crystal Palace in London with other giant cats such as Carthusians, the Korat and i British Blue. Recognized as a breed in 1912 and escaped extinction during the First World War, the Russian Blue cat in 1966 it has a new standard and today, a full-fledged breed, it is mainly known in England, but also in Sweden and the United States.
Russian Blue Cat: price
You pay because it is beautiful and it is a cat, as we will see, also very suitable for apartment life. There will be a way to explain all its advantages, for a price that generally starts from 900 euros. Of course I am referring to pup specimens of Russian Blue cat o young, healthy and pedigreed, exams in place and documents too.
This is how I recommend buying them, there are gift offers online or at prices as well as halved. I'm not saying to exclude them a priori but pay attention to the documents, al pedigree and the health of the cat they are offering you. Asking your vet for advice when in doubt is a very good option.
Russian Blue Cat: appearance
Green eyes, blue fur: the Russian Blue cat is a feline beauty of medium size: males weigh from 3.5 to 5 kg, females slightly less, up to 4 kg. These cats have soft shapes despite being slim and snappy, but without edges. The cheeks are slightly puffy, the head rounded like the ears, covered with fur, and the eyes are almond-shaped, slightly slanted and green. The tail of the Russian Blue cat it becomes thinner in the finish, thin are also the limbs and the harmoniously small feet but it is the coat that characterizes it.
Short and thick, with abundant undercoat, the mantle of the Russian Blue cat it is soft and of a uniform gray-blue color, without streaks: it must reflect the light so much that every single hair must have silver tips. No cheating, no stains are forgiven Russian Blue cat, only puppies up to one year old can have slight fur stripes.
No stain or nuance, but variants arrive, the Australian one of Russian cat with white hair and silvery reflection, very bright, and the Belgian one, with black, shiny and shiny fur. From the intersections you also get a spectacular one "Pointed" with white fur, but blue muzzle, tail and legs.
Russian Blue Cat: character
Whether the color matches your furniture or not, the Russian Blue cat it is a perfect houseplant. Unless you're a party-goer. Yes, because this cat can't stand loud noises, “la cagnara”, and meows even a little, with a moderate, subdued, sweet and persuasive tone.
His way of doing is always elegant, the gait is harmonious, the gestures "gentle, and it is not intrusive. It seems, even the owners who live with it every day say, that he understands when to show up or not. It guarantees the presence at home, but knows how to be appropriate in appearing and, if you have to stay flowers all day, the Russian Blue cat, he's not the type to tease.
In general, it is an animal that also coexists with other animals without particular quarrels, while with humans it gets along well. In his adopted family the Russian Blue cat he chooses a reference to which he then votes 100%: he will follow you, he will dedicate all his time and his soft love to you.
Russian Blue Cat: care and nutrition
So beautiful, the cloak of the Russian Blue cat it needs to be well maintained: brush it at least once a week and, during moulting, even more often, hair and against hair. Better not to put too much energy into it, so as not to electrify or flatten the coat, and then smooth it with a deerskin dry or slightly moistened it has an antistatic effect.
Ears also need hygiene and nails need to be kept short. As for thesupply there are no special needs for the Russian Blue cat: Both dry and wet cat food are fine. If you choose fresh foods such as meat, fish and cooked vegetables, a balanced, rich and varied diet must be calibrated, preferably together with a veterinarian.
The Russian Blue cat, especially if sterilized, it tends to gain weight and it would be a real shame: it is better to keep it regulated, giving it the right amount to eat but distributed in several moments so that it does not swallow.
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