Despite their reputation as laid-back and low-maintenance pets, many cats are actually quite demanding when it comes to the attention they need and the grooming
they require. For people with busy lifestyles those cats can become a real problem, and that’s the last thing a pet should ever be.
Luckily, there are many cats who do just fine without regular interaction and don’t need much pampering. A self-sufficient cat can be the perfect pet to come home to when you don’t have the energy for lots of grooming or play after a long and busy day. Below are some breeds to consider.
- The American Shorthair is a low-maintenance breed known for its longevity, good health, and easygoing nature.
- A quiet and happily independent breed, the American Wirehair does not require much grooming and has been known to be resistant to disease.
- The adorable and easily groomed Exotic is a very easy-going cat. They enjoy affection and interaction but do not demand it. Females tend to be more aloof.
- The spotted Ocicat is very loyal without being clingy or demanding.
- The easy-to-care-for Russian Blue (pictured above) is a relatively calm and reserved breed that can be shy at first but will warm up and enjoy (but not demand) your company and playtime
- These sweet and adorable cats love human companionship but are just as happy to spend time alone gazing out the window or lounging on their favorite chair.
Tips for Having a Self-Sufficient Cat
Good Old Cats:
Consider getting an older cat who will require less attention than a younger cat or brand new kitten