Cat Personalities: What is the Best Cat for Me?

Each cat has its own cat personality which may or may not mesh well with yours or your other pets. Although each individual cat has its own personality; we can take a look at cat breeds and obtain an overall personality profile for the cat to determine which cat suits your home best. Let’s take a look!

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Cat Personality: Busy, Hyper Cat Breeds

If you are searching for a breed with a lot of energy; there are several breeds which may be right for you! The Abyssinian and American Curl are both breeds who are energetic and ready to play. The Abyssinian is a short-hair breed. The American Curl may have long or short hair and is known for his curled ears.

Cat Personality: Exceptionally Affectionate Cat Breeds

Some pet parents search for cat breeds which are extremely loving. If you are searching for an affectionate cat, you may want to search for a Balinese, Birman or Persian cat breed. Balinese are extremely affectionate breeds who look similar to a Siamese Cat; they have long hair and are also vocal and somewhat active. The Birman cat breed also has an affectionate personality and known to be one of the sweetest cat breeds. Persian cats are a long hair breed of cat as well; and are often known to be lap cats.

Your Decision

There are many factors which may contribute to your choice of cat breed. You should consider the following questions when making a decision:

  • Long hair or short hair?
  • Low or high maintenance for grooming?
  • Active or laid back?
  • Affectionate or independent?
  • Common cat breed or unique cat breed?
  • Age, gender
  • Size as an adult
  • Help Choosing

    If you are unsure of how to choose a cat breed which best suits your family, please speak with our pet behaviorist here at PetPremium! She is happy to assist you in making the best decision for you and your family.

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    Amber Johnson, Animal Behaviorist

    Miss Amber Johnson has many years of experience with pets and is a licensed cat and dog nutrition and behavior specialist. She currently collaborates with PetPremium where she counsels clients in pet behavior and nutrition. The statements made in this article are the personal opinions of Miss Amber Johnson and based on independent experiences and could be different from the opinions of PetPremium Pet health Insurance or any other pet health insurance provider.

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