Norwegian Forest Cat Breed
The Norwegian Forest Cat Breed
First European Feline Explorers of North America
The thick coated Norwegian Forest Cat originated in chilly
Norway during the early nineteen hundreds. This cat's feline
ancestors accompanied the warlike Vikings as they sailed around
the world. This handsome cat is Bowetzo, a Norwegian Forest Cat
The Norwegian Forest Cat kept their owners company, but they
also had a more important purpose, rodent control.
This is a longhaired cat
While the Norwegian Forest Cat's
thick, long coat looks beautiful, you should be prepared to do a bit
of grooming to keep it that way.
You will have to brush this cat's
coat out once a week or your cat may end up with a matted and
tangled coat that will need to be shaved off. Since clipping a cat
can be quite stressful for him, try to keep his coat free of
If you are looking for a playful,
active cat that loves family interaction, then the Norwegian Forest
Cat is probably the breed for you. Most are quite happy to accept
and play with strangers as well as their own people.
The Norwegian Forest cat evolved, by
necessity, as a very efficient and resourceful hunter. That instinct
is still there so they have to given some sort of activity or
entertainment to take the place of that drive.
If she were left alone in the home
for long periods, the owners definitely need to set aside time for
play or walks on a lead. Because they love activity and interaction,
they may not be the best companion for busy professionals.
They aren't terribly demanding, but
someone with this lifestyle should be prepared to spend some serious
one-on-one time with their Norwegian when they return from work.
A great companion cat
Norwegians are great as a companion
cat for people living on their own. They love spending time with you
and are also great helpers. They add interest and style to any
normally dull painting chore. The Norwegian becomes very attached to
his family and is very devoted and loving.
After all, if these beautiful cats
were loved by the legendary Vikings, they have to be special.