Cat Care : Which Cat Breed Is Right for You?

Cat Care : Which Cat Breed Is Right for You?

We’re here today with Bo and Brandy talking
about picking the right cat breed for you. Now if you’re interested in adopting a pure
bred cat, there’s a few things you might want to consider. Before you even start the selection
process of the breed, or you may have an idea of the breed that you’re interested in. I
think the most important thing is to really consider the breeder that you’re adopting
from. You want to make sure that the breeder is raising their kittens, it’s called underfoot,
which means that they’re being raised in the house where they’re interacting with people
a lot and getting a lot of socialization. As opposed to a breeder that’s pretty much
keeping the cat locked in a cage. Because cats like people, they er, they learn all
their social skills in their early, early, well their early months for the cat. The other
thing to consider too, is that they’re, you may find that you learn that there are certain
breed characteristics that really interest you. Like, with these guys, they’re rag dolls,
and people usually, they love the rag doll. Because rag dolls are known to be very relaxed
and they, they’re sort of floppy. They kind of completely relax when you pick them up.
Although not all rag dolls do that, but they’re known for their exceptionally affectionate
personalities. The thing to remember though is that each cat regardless of their breed
is an individual personality. So while the burst, the breed may have certain characteristics,
you want to be sure that you get a chance to get to know the cat that you’re adopting.
I strongly recommend that if you’re going to purchase a cat from a breeder that you
make sure that you can visit the cat several times in the breeder’s home. You can inspect
the, you can meet the parents of the cat or at least one of the parents. And, and just
get to know the cat. Because remember this a up to potentially a twenty year commitment.
And you want to make sure that this is really truly the cat that you want to keep for the
rest of its life. Some of the cat breeds that are really popular right now are rag dolls
because of their lovely affectionate nature, their beautiful coats. Bengals are another
breed that’s very popular right now. A Bengal is a cross breed between a domestic cat and
an, an Asian jungle cat. And so they, they do have a little bit of wild cat blood. Even
though by the time you get to the generations that most people adopt out, most of it has
been diluted. Those cats are highly active. And they’re cats that are really not meant
for everyone. That you, you know, you need to think about are you a person who wants
a docile cat who’s going sleep with you or do you want a cat that’s going to talk to
you constantly and follow you around the house and want to be played with for hours on end.
If you want a cat that’s going to play with you for hours on end, then maybe you would
be interested in a Bengal. If you like listening to a cat vocalize a Siamese might be the cat
that’s right for you. Abyssinians are a cat that’s into everything, highly intelligent,
but also very needy. And then you get some cats that are really much more laid back and
they just kind of want to snooze and relax, like a Persian is a great, a great lap cat.
But again, the most important thing to remember when you are choosing a cat breed, there’s
over fifty recognized breeds that you can choose from. You want to make sure that it’s
a reputable breeder. But if you have your heart set on a specific breed, there are rescue
groups that have plenty of cats of, of every breed that need homes. And often, you know,
the person gave it up because they discovered they had allergies, or they had some life
change and that could be wonderful cats, that would be a wonderful addition to your home,
that really need a home. And of course never forget that there are lots of cats with wonderful
personalities at your local shelter.

Comments (50)

  1. I think she is a vet, and I met a 21 year old cat πŸ˜€

  2. I have a bombay mixed with Ragamuffin. VERY ACTIVE!!!

  3. wtf with "meeting cats parents" ? Is she nuts? I'm not going to marry that cat or smhtng…

  4. I completely agree. People should stick to getting pets from shelters in general (but I'm biased also haha). πŸ™‚

  5. she seems like a very smart and sweet woman. i'm glad she suggested adopting from a shelter. i saved my cat from being put down and i love her to death!

  6. You have cjildren?

  7. Well that's not surprising, isn't it?

  8. i am looking for a cat breed that is verry Active and Playfull , i mean cats that will plasy with almost everything is there . But not a bengal (too expensive for me)

  9. I think my cat is a mixture of Persian (not spartan) and forest cat. He is red and his name is Edvard πŸ˜€ Loves to be cuddled, and is 9 years old πŸ˜€ I love him

  10. i think i have a bengal r they the striped ones?
    i also think i have a obasidian? is that how u spell it?

  11. If you dont want to brush it (even though they love it) you can allways give them special food that taste great and also makes thier fur soften out more, wich requres no brushing.

  12. @SYDHIGH5 i agree but sometimes purebreds are soo adorable too :]

  13. 2:31 what is that in the back ground? also i want a cat thats just is fun and kinda crazy lol

  14. @asiantrolls yea, I use to work as a pet groomer and the Persians were the easiest to groom. I was just amaze as how easy going they were. They didnt fuss and try to rip you a new one like the other cats would. But maybe Im biased because my childhood cat was a persian mix.

  15. You are the most animal loving person I have ever heard or seen.
    I am so happy that there are people on this planet you are so nice like you.I have seen many if your videos and found really good tips.thans alot.

  16. My cat, has, ALL of these qualities, Hyper, curious, Lazy, sweet, snuggly, intelligent and best of all, I got him off the street, 6 months old now, was like 3 whn rescued.

  17. I went to go choose a kitten but saw a 2 month kitten in a box near my house so i decided to have her and she perfect!!

  18. i dont care that what cat is best for me i like every single cat breed and i have lots and lots of time to spend with my cat and i love her very much

  19. Hello,

    I would like a cat that will follow me around and talk to me. what breed is that?

  20. @FingerBoardingElite1 Siamese?

  21. i touch cat ear wax before i feel like tickeling

  22. can you help me find what my cay is!?! shes verry fluffy! and has black on the top on the top of her head and her she has one green eye and one blue eye! her dad had blue eyes and her mom had green eyes! please help me find out ! i will post a video soon! thank you bye!

  23. i have a kitten. he is always running around and biting people. is that normal? it's nonstop. what do i do? what breed is he? he has short hair, blue eyes, gray, gray tan and white, not a pure breed, his mother looks like him but the father is gray w/ short hair w/ his eyes are green and yellow. please reply.

  24. I used to have a Ragdoll πŸ˜€ She had a perriwinkle spot on her back <3

  25. i like the person in pink pants that stands in the back in the beginning of the video xD

  26. i dont think you should buy a cat when theres millions of homeless cats for adoption.

  27. @martin518441 Abyssinian cats are really playful and intelligent

  28. I will be getting a bengal kitten in February.
    It was love at first sight.
    Love the active cats that keep me motivated and always suprising me. Bengal cats are just that πŸ™‚
    Love ragdolls and would love a ragdoll but my partner has bad hayfever and ragdolls shed a lot of fur πŸ™

    I normally only go through rescue centres but they never seem to have any bengals.

    I would love to see a video on how to teach a cat to sit or shake.

  29. I would love to get a LaPerm kitten their so cute and their personalities are wonderful

  30. ther is some 1 beside th widow -_- and he is wearing pejama

  31. @ashley88mark that was the first thing i noticed πŸ˜€

  32. i don't know what type of cat i have my dads friend(i am 11) has to move so i am getting him and he looks like garfield the cartoon but his name is also garfield and i want to know what type of breed he is ……. do you think you could help?

  33. anyone see the legs in the back? lmao its all i can focus on

  34. how about the russian blue kittens πŸ˜€

  35. 3:17 were did the leg go?

  36. Nice Video πŸ˜‰

  37. How many cats do u have ?

  38. i have a gorgeous Turkish Van!

  39. hey I go to school for 6 hours and I am busy on my computer and studies so can you please tell me which cat will be good for me except persian and I will provide time for them and play with them.

    Please like this so she can see this and answer me

  40. it's a good thing to get 2 cats together if they can get along. They can play with each other. It's better if one's a male, and other is a female though.

  41. What if I'm getting a cat from a shelter?

  42. I like Tuxedo cats.

  43. In my experience with a Ragdoll. They are very outgoing and social. They are not jittery or the type you have to worry when you take to the vet. But mine is very hyper.

  44. where do u buy a cat

  45. I want a birman cat but i have never had a cat before? Is this a good cat for a beginner?

  46. could you recommend any breeder sites or places? i'd really love to have two oriental shorthair kittens.

  47. i have an sibiran cat the neva masqerade yes the white one with blue eyes they are rare but buttiful and playful and sleepy i preffer them due its an anti alergie cat they prouduce no that protion that make pepole alergic

  48. I have a little Persian kitten ??

  49. @expertmedia Do cat/dog breeders will be willing for you to come to their homes 'several' times before making a purchase??? Also, What to do when your breeder is out of state and you only have a limited amount of time to interact with the pet before the purchase? Thank you in advance.

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