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    Our boy is a russian blue X. Hardly ever notice shedding except occasionally when patting him ill get a bit of fur on my hands. He's SO smoochy but also loves a play. He gets along with our almost 3 year old ds even when he's being pretty rough. The only negative (unsure if this is a breed trait) is that he has a very loud meow. And he likes to use his voice a lot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BlueBirds View Post
    Hi, I am a little confused about what breed of cat to get because originally I was thinking a Burmese but read that it is better to have 2 as they require a lot of attention.

    This will be our first indoor cat, our 11yr old dog recently passed away :-(

    So if anyone can help with breed selection, that would be great!

    Here is some info:
    * I have two young boys, school age (5yr and 7yr)

    * The cat would be on its own only 3 days a week (approx 8.30am - 3.30pm), I only work 3 days a week. Obviously on the weekends we might go out on Sundays...etc and on my days off I might duck out to the shops...

    * It would be an only cat, we really don't want a second cat.

    * I would love the cat to be playful, but also love to snuggle on our laps.

    * I really don't like the idea of having a lot of hair around on the furniture or clothing, so would prefer a low shedding cat. Am I right in saying that even domestic cats shed quite a bit in comparison to some other breeds?



    I really want to choose the right breed, your help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

    PS: Please don't judge that I won't be adopting a rescue domestic kitten...
    We have a moggy bit she looks like a Persian.

    She has the most amazing temperament.

    They live a long time low maintenance good with kids like a little fuss but also happy alone ...

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    We also used to have a himilayan Persian, she was so beautiful! They say the himilayans have more of a woolen coat so don't tend to shed as much and are better for people with allergies so maybe something to look into if you want a fluffy cat.

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    I have friends with a Burmese and it's so snuggly and chilled out. It doesn't seem to mind being an only animal. There's no fur around...either they're super on top of it, or it's low shedding.
    I have a friend with a Bengal...it's a psychopath. Awful. Terrorises everyone and everything, and is really antisocial. I thought that Bengal's were the least domesticated of all cats?
    I am not a cat lover by any stretch...but I could see myself with a Burmese if we were to ever own a cat.

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    I would love a Burmese too, but a lot of reading suggests it's better to have two.

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    Burmese definitely prefer company. They also shed quite a bit.

    I'll add another vote for a Devon Rex. They are truly delightful and happy to play and snuggle. With a bit of effort they can be taught to fetch! We used rolled up pipe cleaners with my beautiful Devon.

    Anyway super low maintenance, very quiet (Burmese , Siamese etc are very vocal), playful and snuggly and also independent.

    We had it let my beloved Arwen go about 2 years ago and I miss her everyday.

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    A very long time ago we had a Russian blue.

    I'd not hesitate to have one again. He was super cuddly, very mellow and not particularly messy.

    25 years later, I still miss him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misho View Post
    A very long time ago we had a Russian blue.

    I'd not hesitate to have one again. He was super cuddly, very mellow and not particularly messy.

    25 years later, I still miss him.
    Ive enquired today and there is a long wait list!

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    If we were to get a domestic cat, are they ok to be indoors all the time? I know some breeds are indoor only (like the burmese), but could a domestic be indoor only?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BlueBirds View Post
    If we were to get a domestic cat, are they ok to be indoors all the time? I know some breeds are indoor only (like the burmese), but could a domestic be indoor only?
    We have 2 domestics and they only indoors . They just had to learn from kitten age that outside is no go


 

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