Do Russian Blue cats have fur or hair?

Do Russian Blue cats have fur or hair?

Russian Blue Fur Texture A Russian Blue cat has thick fur that is wonderfully velvety and often compared to a seal or beaver. In fact, history suggests that these fluffy friends were sadly once hunted for pelts. Uniquely, their hairs sit at a 45° angle.

How can I tell if my cat is a Russian Blue?

Physical Attributes. We call them blue, but Russian Blue cats actually come in a range of bluish grays, anywhere from a light silver to a deep slate. Regardless of shade, their vivid green eyes and pinkish paws are perfect accents. Although they are shorthaired, Russian Blues have a very dense double-layered coat.

How rare are Russian Blue cats?

Think about the costs. True Russian Blues are in fact rather rare, and often very expensive. The average reservation fee alone for one in Europe from a decent cattery is around 1000 euros as of 2012. The average cost of Russian Blue kittens in the US is between $400 and $600.

Do Russian Blue cats need a lot of attention?

But remember: While Russian blues are fine to spend some time alone, they’ll happily greet you at the door when you make it back and need plenty of attention to be happy. Because they’re highly intelligent, this breed needs physical and mental stimulation.

Should you brush a Russian Blue?

Russian Blues typically enjoy being brushed because they like the attention. Use a medium to small toothed metal comb. Weekly brushing will help remove any loose hair and can prevent your cat from ingesting a fur ball.

Can Russian Blue cats have long hair?

The Nebelung cat breed is the longhaired variety of the Russian Blue. Their name is German and means “creature of the mist,” a reference to the cat’s shimmering silvery-blue coat that seems to float over their body.

Can a Russian Blue have gold eyes?

Though they have emerald green eyes once fully grown, Russian Blue cats are born with yellow eyes. Most cats are born with very light blue eyes that get darker as they age – eventually turning brown. Oddly, Russian Blue cats are born with yellow eyes instead!

Can Russian Blues be left alone?

Russian Blues can be left alone for long periods of time as they are highly independent. Russian Blues have a thick double coat that needs to be brushed out weekly. This breed is prone to anxiety, so keeping them mostly indoors and away from loud noises is a good idea.

How do I keep my Russian Blue happy?

Russian Blues are sensitive cats that crave attention and love to play, so aim to have at least two 10-minute play sessions with your kitty every day. It’s also important to provide plenty of cat toys to keep your Russian Blue entertained and happy when you’re not home!

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