There are so many misconceptions about big cat breeds. They may have been neglected as pets in the past, but that doesn't mean they can't be wonderful companions. These cats are amazingly affectionate and make great pets. Cats have been domesticated for only a few thousand years. But their wild ancestors have been domesticated for much longer. Here are some big cat breeds.
Biggest domesticated cat breeds
Maine Coon 🐈
They are the largest housecats in the world. They have a very large range of coat colors, but their most common colors are tabby, silver, and black. Maine Coons are known for their curiosity, love of water, and intelligence. If you want a cat that is very friendly, then this is the breed for you. They are very good with dogs and other animals, too.
The Maine Coon's origins are unknown certain, but there are many theories. They are thought to have been bred from cats brought by European immigrants to the New England area of North America. The Maine Coon is a very popular breed, but they are not the only big cat breed.
Norwegian Forest Cat 🐈
The Norwegian forest cat, or the Norsk Skogkatt, originates from Norway. They have a very thick coat with a thick undercoat. These cats are known for their strength and courage.
People in Norway call them the "mountain cat" because of their strength and ability to climb trees. These cats fight with other animals to defend their territory and each other, but they don't usually kill outsiders. These cats make wonderful pets.
Savannah's Cat 🐈
The Savannah cat is a breed native to the Savannah region of Africa. These cats are known as excellent hunters. They are fearless and can jump nearly 10 feet vertically. Humans have used them for food, but now they make excellent pets because they are so cute and gentle. They love to be held and petted, making great family pets. The Savannah cat's short and dense coat allows them to live comfortably in hot climates. They are very intelligent, so they are easy to train.
Siberian Cat 🐈
These cats are very strong, too. They are known for their intelligence and ability to get along with other animals. Siberian cats got their name from Siberia but were bred in Alaska. These cats are very large and muscular, with very thick coats that can be any color or pattern of your choosing. Siberians also closely resemble the Maine Coon because of their long, tapered tail and broad head.
The Chausie is a cat breed from the island of Kauai in Hawaii. They are great jumpers and have lean athletic strong bodies. Chausies need to be fed meat because they can't digest milk and other dairy products, and they usually mark their territories with urine spots to protect them from invaders. Chausies are not good pets for people who want cats that are easy to take care of.
Ragdolls are a large cat breed known for their docile nature and tendency to go limp when picked up, hence the name "Ragdoll." They can weigh up to 25 pounds. These cats are known for their fur, which is a cross between a Persian's long hair and shorthair's soft coat. Ragdolls have been bred in the United States since the 1940s. They originated in California, where they became extinct, only to be brought back to life by breeders who kept them as working cats. Ragdolls can live to be 20 years old and are one of the most popular breeds on cat shows (where they compete against other breeds).
Highlander Cat 🐈
Highlander cats are large cats with tender personalities. These long-legged cats are very strong and muscular, with very thick coats. Their coats can be white or tabby with colored ears (red or black usually). They originated in Virginia when a longhair cat had kittens with a Siamese. These cats are known to be wonderful house pets because of their tolerance to any climate condition, playfulness, and affectionate nature. They are very fond of human companionship but can be very good with other pets.
All big housecats need owners who understand and love them. They are not scared of anything, including children. These cats also love to play and will enjoy a good game of chase with a toy. If you want a loving and affectionate cat, you should consider getting one of these wonderful pets.