Siberian Cats

The national cat of Russia is the Siberian kitten. Very little can be found regarding the origin of the Siberian kittens through authentic documentation, but it is widely believed that the Siberian kittens have existed in forests around Russia for centuries. Siberian kittens are a natural breed of cats.

Studies have revealed that from the time when the Siberian cats came into existence, they were accustomed to living in extremely harsh conditions in the wild, where the temperatures used to drop many degrees below zero. Eventually in the attempt to survive the very harsh winters, and to seek warmth, these wild forest cats gravitated to animal herders, and became domesticated. However, many studies now suggest that the Siberian kittens are the product of mating between the wild forest cats, and the domestic stray cats from Ukraine and Siberia. Siberian kittens are definitely companions; they also act as mousers and even watch dogs, keeping an eye on the unnecessary intruders.

Features and Characteristics

The Siberian kittens vary from medium to large size. Its body is compact and very powerful, Siberian cats normally age gradually taking almost up to five years to reach maximum maturity. Siberian kittens on the whole, have a rounded look and a fairly sweet appearance, as with almost any breed of feline, the males are comparatively larger than the female Siberian cats.

The coat of Siberian kittens is the feature that shows its magnificence, and splendor, which is a semi long haired triple coat, with a very characteristic thick undercoat. The coats of a Siberian kitten comes in a variety of colors, and patterns, from tortoiseshell, tabbies, solid color and even color points. Many purists, in many countries however do not accept color points as Siberian cats. In many areas of the Russian Siberian forests, the feline breeders have a preference to preserve the original shade and the wild appearance of the Siberian cat breed.

Siberian cats are hypo-allergenic, which means they have lower than normal allergic reactions. Fel Dh1 is a protein that causes allergic reactions in human beings; normally most cats produce around 63,000 microgram of Fel Dh1 per gram, whereas Siberian kittens only generate about 200 micrograms per gram.

Personality and Temperament

Siberian kittens are mischievous, dynamic and energetic pets. One of the most pleasing characteristic of the Siberian breed is its exceptionally soft and distinctive chirping sound, that is not earsplitting, and works as a charm when it greets your friends and family, at the door. Siberian kittens make wonderful companions, which can cuddle up in your lap, as well as entertain you outdoors. Siberian kittens have very calm and flexible temperaments and they get along exceptionally well with children, dogs and other pets in the house. Owners have expressed Siberian kittens as loving, smart, remarkably loyal and often described as, ‘dog like’.

Health and Grooming

The Siberian kittens are strong and healthy feline breed which requires twice a week grooming to avoid matting. In spring however, additional grooming sessions are required.

Cristian Gonzalez

Howdy! I created this website to learn all about the amazing creatures that are the animals. I have two cats called Santiago and Valentina.
By Cristian Gonzalez •  Updated: 08/08/23