are russian blue cats smart

The Russian blue is a highly intelligent breed. Some people find them aloof, but their owners say they just like to evaluate a situation before getting involved. They are playful, not just as kittens but also as adult cats. Many Russian blues like to play fetch with their owners and will bring them items to be thrown.

About the Russian Blue Cat

The Russian blue cat’s incredibly dense, soft double coat gives the impression that she is larger than she actually is. Because she doesn’t shed as much as other cat breeds and produces less of the known allergen glycoprotein Fel d 1, she might be a good option for pet parents with allergies.

Russian Blue Cat personality

Though she tends to attach to one pet parent in particular, the Russian blue is a sweet-tempered, devoted cat that will follow her owner everywhere, so don’t be surprised if she greets you at the front door! She shows affection with her entire family and demands it in return. Russian blues are said to train their owners rather than the other way around; this is a legend that has been repeatedly shown to be accurate.

Although they are highly gregarious animals, they also value their alone time and will actively look for a peaceful, secret spot to sleep. They don’t mind if you spend the entire day at work, but they do need lots of playtime when you get home. Russian blues are typically wary of strangers and may hide in big groups.

Due to their high level of intelligence and need for both mental and physical stimulation, Russian blue cats should always have access to toys. They still have a strong hunting instinct, so the ideal plaything is a fishing pole toy with feathers. These kinds of toys should be kept in a location that is secure from cats because: (a) your cat will rip them to pieces; and (b) she might eat the feathers or string, which is bad for her digestive system and general health.

Your Russian blue will require less care and grooming if you follow good hygiene practices. After adoption, there are a few essentials to keep a cat comfortable. For example, you should buy a medium-toothed comb to keep her double coat silky and opulent, as well as a toothbrush and cat-safe toothpaste (available online or at your neighborhood pet store). One crucial fact about the Russian blue cat breed is that they enjoy eating, so watch out for her overindulgence. Even though she probably begs for food several times a day, you should be firm, adhere to the feeding schedule, use measured portions of cat food, and limit the amount of cat treats you give her.

The Russian blue is extremely talkative, just like her Siamese relative, and she uses her voice to let her pet parents know when she wants to play, eat, or cuddle. She is perceptive and tenacious, making sure her needs are satisfied at all times. You are never really alone when you have a Russian blue fur baby because she doesn’t adjust well to change, such as different meal times or unknown visitors, so be prepared to hear about it! She will respond favorably if you talk back and forth with her frequently.

Do Russian Blue cats have another name?

They’re sometimes known as the Archangel cat, or Archangel Blues.

FAQ

What is unique about Russian Blue cats?

Russian Blues are different from other Blue cats. They have remarkable emerald green eyes unlike that of any other cat. For example, British blues almost always have yellow or gold eyes and the Chartreux are known for their orange eyes. The Russian Blue also has much softer, silkier, shimmery fur!

Do Russian blues like to be held?

While we wouldn’t dare speak on behalf of all Russian Blues, the breed is known to be incredibly affectionate, especially with their favorite humans in the household. They can be aloof with those they don’t know well, but they may enjoy being held and cuddled so long as they feel comfortable in your presence.

Do Russian Blue cats have a favorite person?

Russian Blue cats are one of the most loyal breeds of cat you can own, and they often attach to one person in particular. However, this friendly breed will still expect love and affection from everyone in the home!

Are Russian Blue cats well behaved?

Like any other cat, their history and environment will dictate their personality traits and behavior patterns. Cattime says Russian Blue cats are known for being well-behaved, gentle and quiet.