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Himalayan Cats: Breed Personality, Behavior Facts and Characteristics, Health Care Info

The Himalayan cat it is a cross between the Persian, from whom he has developed his physical characteristics and from the Siamese, from whom he has inherited the characteristic pattern. The combination of these two predecessors offers us a unique and elegant cat.

The origin appears in Sweden, in the 30 years, although the official standard of the breed we know today was not set until the 60 years. Its name is due to the great resemblance to the Himalayan rabbit.

Physical appearance

The Himalayan cat, as we have mentioned before, has the characteristics of the mantle of the Siamese cat and the long hair and the Persian physiognomy. There are those who point to him as a long haired Siamese although the reality is that it is a Persian sub-race.

They are medium sized and compact, robust, just like the Persians. The round head is framed by small, separate ears that give importance to the characteristic blue eyes. The face looks very flat due to its flat nose.

The mantle of the Himalayan cat is soft and may vary slightly in tone, always adapting to the style point offering brown, blue, lilac, red, chocolate or tortie shades.


We can affirm that we are facing a Smart and friendly cat. He is observant and has a great facility to learn, in addition and in general, it is an obedient pet that will seek affection in those who adopt it.

It does not usually meow like other cats do and it adapts perfectly to a small apartment.

In addition to the above, it is a loyal and calm friend who will enjoy the restful life at home with you. From time to time you will like to exercise but usually prefer the comfort of a good sofa.


The most common diseases in Himalayan cats are:

  • The formation of hairballs can trigger choking and intestinal obstruction.
  • Ophthalmological alterations.
  • Mandibular and facial alterations.

For the rest we talk about common themes and present in all other races, for that reason make sure you take it to the vet to receive your vaccinations and regular medical attention and feed it properly.

It is very important to pay attention to Himalayan hair. You should receive a bath each 15 or 30 days, which we recommend to be together with specific shampoo and conditioner. You should also brush daily to avoid unpleasant tangles. If you follow these tips, your Himalayas will look beautiful and bright.

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