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Facts about Russian Blue Cat

The Russian Blue Cat (also known as Archangel Blue Cat) is believed to have originated from the port town of Arkhangelsk in Russia. In 1800s, it was brought to the UK and has been domestically bred since then.

The Russian Blue Cat is famous for its silver-blue coat that shows off its wiry frame and complements its vibrant, dark green eyes. It has a long, slim body with short fur, and its coat is known as “double coat” as it has a soft, velvety undercoat that helps in providing the cat with an additional insulation in the extreme northern winters. The topcoat fur (even if sometimes a soft black in color) can be a real shade of blue with silver tips, giving the cat an iridescent look.

These cats are recognized as highly intelligent and playful; however, they are really shy around strangers. Moreover, they are quite easy to train and are well known for developing close bonds with their owners.

Since the saliva and sebum of Russian Blue Cats contain less of a certain protein than many other cats, they are among the hypoallergenic breeds of cats.

The purebred Russian Blue Cat does not have any white markings on its body, however in rare cases, a ‘locket’ of white fur can be found on its throat, which is considered as an extremely negative feature in cat shows. Another prominent feature of a purebred Russian Blue Cat is the positioning of its ears on its head, which are usually attached to the head at a rakish angle.

Russian Blue Cats are popular due to their calm and loving nature. In addition, they are one of the few domestic breeds that are not prone to illness or carry genetic defaults.


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How to Get Your Cat to Come to You

The foremost and main thing about a cat is to keep in mind that she is an animal, and most probably think of you as a very large cat with non-cat eccentricities. Therefore, it is better to look at things from her perspective. This will enable you to understand things that she does.

Unlike kids and dogs, whenever you call your cat, he normally does not come to you for kicks you want him to obey. But if a cat knows he will be warmly greeted, petted, brushed, will get a treat, or an additional time of lap-napping, then these incentives will surely make your cat to come to you, showing the attitude that it was his idea in the first place.

Remember that no animal will ever come to you willingly if you raise your voice or if they think they will be punished upon coming near you.

In addition to this, cats react best to names that end in an ‘ee’ sound. The chances of getting a better response depend on the name of your pet cat. Names that end in an ‘ee’, such as Stanley and Zaddy, are great to make your cat come to you when you call him.

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