Cats are one of the most popular pets in the world and for good reason. They are affectionate, cuddly, and easier to care for than dogs. There is a misconception that cats are uncaring, but that is not true. Cats are very loving, they just also enjoy their personal space. That is a trait that many of us can relate to.
They are also great first pets. Cats are independent enough that you don’t have to take them on walks every day, but you still need to care for and love them just like any other pet. You need to feed them, clean after them, groom them, play with them, and cuddle them. Owning a pet is a big responsibility and you have to be completely prepared for taking on the role of caring for another life.
Once you have made the decision to own a cat, it is time to start looking into what cat to get. There are many different cat breeds with different grooming requirements and activity levels. You just need to choose the right one for you.
In this guide, we have laid out 3 cat breeds that we believe are perfect for first-time cat owners. For more information about taking care of cats please visit https://catnfriends.com/.
This breed of cat gets its name from how they flop when being picked up. Ragdolls are characterized by their white coloring and pointed pattern. Overall, they have a very fluffy coat that makes them appear to have a scarf and leg warmers, their tails are especially bushy. They typically have blue eyes and are a very pretty cat breed.
Ragdolls are great beginner cats because they are very cuddly and enjoy being around people. They will follow you across the house and enjoy being in the same room as you. Overall, they have a very laid back and docile nature which makes them great around children and other pets.
As a breed, they are quite intelligent and can be taught tricks like fetch.
Due to their long and fluffy fur, Ragdolls need regular brushing to avoid matting.
Named after the American state where the breed is from, Maine Coons are very noticeable due to their large size. On average they can get up to 16 inches tall.
Maine Coons are very fluffy and come in a variety of colors and patterns. Their ears are large and pointed, and their tails are long and bushy.
They are commonly called ‘gentle giants’ because of their friendly and affectionate nature. If you are used to owning dogs, this is the cat for you. They love to follow people and play. As a breed, they are very loving and get on well with other pets and children.
Originally they were bred as hunting cats, so if you let them go outdoors expect some gifts from them.
Maine Coons have 2 layers of fur in order to protect against the cold. This means they require regular grooming and may shed a lot in the spring.
This breed is originally from Thailand, formerly known as Siam which is where they get their name from. They are recognizable through their pointed coloring and large ears.
Siamese cats are very affectionate and social. They don’t like being left alone for long periods of time which is why they are typically bought in pairs.
Their most defining feature is actually their voice, it is quite low in pitch and they definitely enjoy using it. Siamese cats love to talk and you will have many conversations with them.
They are an intelligent breed and can learn tricks. However, this means they are also quite demanding of attention.
As for grooming, Siamese cats are quite low maintenance and don’t require frequent brushing.
When looking into getting a cat, please consider adopting one. There are many loving cats in shelters that deserve a caring home. While you may not find a purebred there, it is important to remember that every cat has their own personality and it may not be indicative of its breed.
We also recommend adopting older cats. While kittens are very cute, they are a lot of work and may be difficult for beginner cat owners. Older or senior cats are usually already trained and are just looking for a loving owner to spend the rest of their life with.
So get yourself some cat toys, treats, and scratching posts, and start your new life as a cat parent.