5 Easiest Cat Breeds To Own.

5 Easiest Cat Breeds To Own

Hoping to bring a cat into your home? We totally get that. Some cat breeds are easier to own than others, especially for novice cat parents.

If you’re looking for the perfect cat, check out 5 of the easiest cat breeds to own.

1. Maine Coon

Weight range: 9-18 pounds

Life expectancy: 9-15 years

Temperament: sociable affectionate

Maine Coons are good-natured cats that adapt well to many lifestyles and personalities. They like being with their human family but they aren't needy.

Maine coons are large, affectionate cats who enjoy playing with their humans. They have a silky, smooth coat and come in a variety of colours and patterns. Maine Coons are highly intelligent, fun-loving, and often known as the clowns of the cat world. These gentle cats are good with kids, dogs, and other cats.


2. British Shorthair

Weight range: 7-17 pounds

Life expectancy: 12-17 years

Temperament: sociable, affectionate 

British Shorthairs are calm and quiet cats with an easy-going temperament. They enjoy affection but are not needy all the time. British Shorthairs consider everyone in the family as a close friend, including other cats and dogs.

British Shorthairs have a muscular body and are often known as "Bulldogs of the feline world." The Cheshire cat from Alice in Wonderland was actually a British Shorthair!

British Shorthairs are not very active and playful cats. They enjoy sitting next to you. You will often find these couch potatoes laying solidly on the floor. These cats are energetic during kittenhood but adult British Shorthairs usually settle down and become less active.


3. Russian Blue

Weight range: 7-12 pounds

Life expectancy: 15-20 years

Temperament: affectionate, neurotic, shy

Russian Blues are long, muscular, and slender cats with triangular heads. They have beautiful green eyes and a glamorous silvery coat. Russian Blues appears to be larger due to their dense and soft double coat. 

Russian Blues are ideal for cat lovers who are looking for a gentle, quiet, and intelligent kitty. These gentle cats love to follow their owner everywhere. Russian Blues are social animals but they also appreciate alone-time. These cats don't mind being left alone all day. However, Russian Blues do require a lot of playtime when you are home.


4. Ragdoll

Weight range: 10-20 pounds 

Life expectancy: 12-17 year's

Temperament: sociable, affectionate, bold

Ragdolls are gentle, loving companion pets who get along well with everyone in the family. They love their people and follow them around the house. Ragdolls leap into a lap or snuggle in bed whenever given the chance. They often learn to come when called or to retrieve toys that are thrown for them.

Ragdolls are quiet cats who are incredibly patient and calm. These glamorous cats are large and muscular with long hair and a soft, silky coat. Ragdolls' fur has a little undercoat and needs very little grooming. They're incredibly social and easy to care for.


5. Burmese

Weight range: 8-15 pounds

Life expectancy: 9-13 years 

Temperament: sociable, affectionate

Burmese are medium-sized stocky cats with short, smooth, and very silky hair. They feel considerably heavier than they appear. Burmese cats are somewhat compact but very muscular with heavy boning.

Burmese cats come in many colours including Sable, Champagne, Cream, Blue, Red, Platinum, Lilac, Fawn, Chocolate, Cinnamon, and Tortoiseshell. They shed very little and hence are suitable for allergy sufferers. 

Burmese cats are incredible climbers and jumpers. These friendly and affectionate little creatures are very fond of their humans. Younger Burmese are active, playful, and curious kittens, and adapt easily to different environments.

Final thoughts

Becoming a cat parent is a truly rewarding experience. Of course, these cats can be a wonderful addition to your home and can be trained to fit into most environments. Keep in mind that there are always exceptions to the rule, but these 5 cat breeds are generally considered to be some of the easiest ones.

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