Russian Blue cats stand out because of their luxurious silvery coats and striking green eyes. They also have magnetic personalities and are famous for being sweet-tempered, loving, and loyal cats. However, this does not necessarily mean that these cats will behave the same way when they are in the company of other cats. In this article, we will discover if Russian Blue cats act similarly when around other cats as they act with humans.
Do Russian Blue cats get along with other cats?
Yes, Russian Blue cats get along with other cats, especially if they are introduced properly and carefully. They are amiable cats and naturally sweet-tempered and friendly. These cats can coexist well with other cats, pets, and kids. They adjust well to other pets, but it is still essential that proper introductions are made to avoid conflicts.
The Russian Blue Cat Personality and Temperament
Russian Blue cats are intelligent, conservative, and thoughtful. Once they are familiar and truly get to know their humans, they will show sincere affection. When these cats become familiar and comfortable with their environment, they become trusting and will even greet you at the door each time you come home from work.
Although these cats enjoy your companionship and attention, they may also retreat to a quiet nook at certain times. They are not too demanding, unlike Bengal cats who demand playtime and constant interaction with their owners. They do not mind being left alone at home for certain periods, but when you are at home they may engage you with play.
Russian Blue cats tend to attach to one human, but they will also willingly express affection to other family members. These cats are famous for being the ones to “train their owners” rather than the other way around. Interestingly, they shy away from strangers and often hide during large gatherings.
Russian Blue cats are very smart and have great memories. They remember where their toys are kept and where they can access food. They tend to be cautious when things are new to them, but they can also become stubborn. These cats have muscular physiques and love to jump and climb; this is why cat trees and feather toys are some of their favorites.
Introducing your Russian Blue cat to other cats
Here are some pointers to follow when introducing your Russian Blue cat to other cats:
Limit your cat’s explorations for the first few weeks.
For the first few days or a week, give your cat her own separate space. This will give her room to explore and become comfortable. You should also create a barrier between the areas of your Russian Blue cat and the other cat. There may be an initial resistance, but this is to be expected among cats.
Let the cats eat on opposite sides of a barrier.
Once the cats are already accustomed to each other’s scent, try to get them to eat and drink on the opposite sides of a barrier. You can eventually introduce a smaller barrier where you can see the two cats. When the cats realize that they can do activities near each other, such as drinking and eating, they tend to become more open and welcoming. This also allows them to get accustomed to the other’s presence.
Increase visual access.
Once you have ascertained that the two cats are comfortable with smelling and hearing each other, you may proceed to let them see each other gradually while having their meals. See to it that their food bowls are at a safe distance from the barrier so they are aware that they can see each other, but still far enough apart to not fight. You may gradually move their bowls closer so they become used to each other’s presence.
A pet gate may be used as a barrier; you can drape a blanket over it to have greater control over how each of them will visually appear to the other while they eat their meals.
With proper introduction, your Russian Blue cat will get along nicely with the other cat. Although Russian Blue cats get along well with other cats, there will always be exceptions since cats have unique personalities. Time and patience are essential when introducing cats. It may take weeks or longer before your cats will learn to get along.
Make sure that your cats have their own essential resources, such as a food bowl, water dish, and litter box. Schedule playtime with the cats to burn off their excess energy and to prevent them from becoming aggressive. If the cats are not mingling, let them be, but do not leave the two cats in a room unattended.
Cats are very particular with scents, so always make sure that they are comfortable with each others’ scents before you introduce them visually. Give them treats and rewards if they are friendly and cordial to each other. Use pheromone diffusers like Feliway to help keep your cats calm and relaxed.
Do Russian Blue cats like to be held?
Yes, Russian Blue cats like to be held, but only when they become comfortable with you. These cats are reserved, but they can be very playful and loving if they become familiar with their humans.
Are Russian Blue cats lap cats?
Yes, Russian Blue cats are among the breeds that are considered lap cats. They are intelligent, gentle, and calm. They are affectionate and they enjoy being cuddled by their humans.
Russian Blue cats have distinctive green eyes and soft bluish-gray fur. They are sweet-tempered, loyal, and get along well with other cats. However, just as it is with other cats, conflicts may still arise. It is essential to properly introduce your Russian Blue cat to your other cats to ensure that they get along well with each other.
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