Contrary to popular beliefs, not every cat breed prefers to sleep
in your house all day long. Some of them prefer to play with you
regularly, as they like being active most of the time. You can
use a variety of toys and have the time of your life playing and
petting the following breeds:
The reason why a lot of people want to adopt a Bengal breed of
cats is because of their exquisite looks. While they are docile
by nature, they love spending time playing with you. They are
always ready to be a part of any action, as long as it involves
climbing and chasing.
You will have a lot of fun having a Bengal in your household, as
it loves to get your attention. These breeds of cats can go on
walks with a leash, as long as you train them. The best part is
that they don't mind being in the water.
Bombay is known to be social felines, who want as much attention
as possible, from you. Due to their energetic nature, you can
take these cats for a long walk to your favorite park. When they
are at home, they will assist you in all activities, by following
If you have children, they will get along with these felines. If
you are up for the task, you can even teach these cats a couple
of tricks. After a long day of fun and action, they will love
cuddling up with you, while you give them hour-long pets.
There isn’t going to be any part of your house that the Burmese
can’t reach, thanks to its remarkable athletic abilities. They
love being the center of attention, which means that you need to
show a lot of affection via petting.
If you get interactive toys, they will have the time of their
lives playing in your household. Even when they grow older, they
won’t become sedentary. Once they are done with all the
activities, they will be ready to sleep with you and call it a
If you think every cat breed hates water, you will be speechless
when you spend time with the Japanese Bobtail. You can take it
for a swim in a nearby pool and watch it have a ball of a time.
They love being active throughout the day, so make sure you have
a lot of toys.
The Japanese Bobtail will be the first person at your door, when
someone rings the bell, due to their outgoing nature. You can
even create an obstacle course, which the feline will clear in no
As all these breeds love receiving all the love and attention
from their owners, which one will you choose to be a part of your
Here’s All You Need to Know About Heritable Behavioral
Differences Between Cat Breeds
Did you think only humans inherited personality traits from their
parents? Recent research has found that cats inherit behavioral
traits from their breeds. The level of activity they indulge in,
their aggressiveness, sociability, how shy they are – are all
determined by the breed they belong to.
Although cats are possibly the second-most popular animal to be
domesticated, not much research has been conducted into cat
behavioral traits and its origin, until now. Researchers at the
University of Helsinki found that the most difference, when it
came to behavioral differences between cat breeds came with
regards to activity level displayed. The least difference was
observed in the stereotypical behavior that they adopted.
The focal investigator of this research group, Professor Hannes
Lohi attributed this, to the fact that activity is more of a
permanent trait than is stereotypical behavior, which isn’t quite
as static. Stereotypical behavior depends on the cat’s
environment and may incorporate changes over time.
Three vastly different cat breeds were chosen for studying the
hereditary of behavior and mannerisms in cats, with relation to
their breeds. The three breeds, so chosen, were – the Maine Coon,
descending from Nordic and landrace cat breeds, the Turkish Van,
with no links to any other cat breed and the Ragdoll, a distant
cousin of American and Western European cat breeds.
About half of all cat traits
The study found that of all the behavior traits examined, nearly
half were passed down by breed. If the same cat breed did show
distinct differences in behavior, it is possibly because they
were subject to a behavioral trait selection and elimination
process at the time of breeding.
The behavior of cats belonging to the same region may be similar
despite breed differences, because of their shared history.
What piques the interest of the researchers now is how these
behavioral traits came to be originated in the breeds.
The study conducted had asked for feedback on responses for 6,000
cats. It is the second-largest inventory of information collected
on feline behavior in existence.
The same researchers have gone on to expand their sample size and
now hope to collect information on 20,000 cats. We wish them all
the best in their endeavor. After all, why should dogs have all
the fun? Us, cat parents, need to know what goes on in our
mysterious brains too.
The research performed by the University of Helsinki has thrown
up numerous interesting nuggets of information. We now know that
Bengal cats are among the most active and British short-hairs,
just as lethargic. A Burmese cat will be amiable and friendly to
a stranger, but a Russian blue will most likely shy away. Useful
info? We'd certainly say so!