Before Choosing a Russian Blue Kitten, What Should you Be Looking For?
Cats are one of the most beloved household pets, and for many great reasons. If you have ever seen Russian Blue kittens, you can agree that they are downright adorable and may want one. However, once you experience the love of a Russian Blue kitten, your life will be forever changed. From their vivacious green eyes, beautiful silver-blue coat and sleek body frame, the Russian blue is a strikingly beautiful and rare breed. What also makes this breed so unique is its temperament. Russian Blue kittens are known to be very intelligent and tranquil animals, sensitive to human emotions. Referred to as the cat for the person who loves cats, they develop very close bonds with their owners and are sought out for their temperament and coat.
Whereas most cats have coats that come different colors and patterns, the Russian blue comes in only one color and pattern- solid blue, which really looks like a grey color to the human eye. They always have vibrant green eyes that seem to pop next to that light gray coat. Although this is a rare breed, an increasing number of cat lovers are showing interest in the Russian Blue. Pet quality Russian blue kittens range around $400 to $700, depending upon the breeder and area. Champion lines for show and breeding purposes are even more expensive, ranging anywhere from $800-$3000 per kitten. Since the breed is so atypical, Russian Blue breeders can be difficult to find, and most likely they will not be in your immediate area. Once you do find a Russian Blue breeder, be prepared that many times the scarcity of the breed requires a waiting list and it may take six months or more for the right kitten to become available. It’s important to be patient and understand that many breeders won’t release kittens to new homes until they are between 12 and 16 weeks of age. So plan ahead and give yourself ample time to find your beloved feline companion.
Before choosing a Russian Blue kitten, watch to see how the kittens interact with the breeder and family to get an idea of their personalities and to determine the amount of handling the kittens have received. Do not be alarmed if the kitten seems standoffish at first. Due to their shy nature, Russian Blues are usually reserved around strangers. This shyness is not an indication that a kitten won’t make a great companion, but early handling is vital if the kittens are to grow up to be well-socialized cats. Once you do choose your Russian Blue kitten, be prepared for a bond that is like no other. Unlike other breeds, the Russian Blues love a lot of attention and require your love and affection. A Russian Blue is never unpredictable or aggressive. It’s a cat that you can trust and it will never let you down.
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