According to the classification of the International Federation of Cat Lovers, FIFe and the World Cat Federation WCF, Siberian cats are semi-long-haired large cats.
Until the end of the 20th century, the development of the breed followed a natural evolutionary path, which is why all the large long-haired cats of various colors, with the exception of the white one, were called Siberian. It is generally accepted that the ancestors of the “Siberians” were local cats of Siberia, which interbreed with cats imported by migrants and traders in the Trans-Urals. So, Norwegian forest cats got to Siberia from the North, Asian, Bukhara snow-white and Persian cats appeared on the Silk Road in Siberia, European cats were brought from Central Russia. In the appearance of local Siberian cats, wild forest cats and even manuls took part. This diversity of ancestors caused the appearance of a large number of colors in the breed. And the harsh conditions of Siberia influenced the formation of the appearance of the Siberian breed: a strong physique, long coat and developed undercoat. In the 80s, Russian felinologists drew attention to domestic cat breeds. For the formation of the Siberian breed, large, long-haired cats were selected, which were later used in breeding – it was they who determined the breed standard, which was recognized in the 90s by foreign felinological organizations. Currently, representatives of the Siberian breed can be found in Europe, America, Asia and Australia. Continue reading
Pet owners who do not plan to raise their pets offspring should consider castration or sterilization. However, the owner must carefully prepare for these procedures.
Decide on the age of the operation
Today, veterinarians offer pet owners two options:
“Early” sterilization or castration of a cat. The animal must be less than 16 weeks old.
The operation that the pet takes place after puberty.
As an advantage of “early” sterilization or castration – that is, an operation performed by a kitten before puberty, we can name the fact that the pet does not have time to experience the severe psychological and physiological consequences of the need for mating. Continue reading