A Russian Blue is a curious cat. It gives a balanced impression and exudes pure elegance. This purebred cat wants to be respected but also gives respect. She prefers to stick to one owner because she likes structure and tranquility. This cat is not very suitable for growing up in a family with small children. She hates noise and crowds. Russians are ‘cats for connoisseurs’ because they have a lot of self-esteem. They are also very characterful and intelligent. They remain playful for a long time and greatly appreciate games.
Russians are distinguished by their long, slender body and triangular head with a long face. They have a graceful, pointed tail and oval-shaped feet. This Russian cat’s short, double coat is exceptionally thick, silky, and silver-blue in color. This color is created because the tips of this cat’s top coat are less pigmented. Depending on this, the blue-gray can turn out lighter or darker. In an adult Russian Blue, the coat is solid in color, but in kittens, a tabby pattern may still be visible during the first year of life. The large eyes of this purebred cat are typically green, but remain blue for the first two years of a kitten’s life. The nose is slate colored. Russians weigh about 2.5 to 4.8 kg.
Russians blue need their own space. They also tend to bond with one person. Hence, they are sometimes referred to as ‘cats for individualists’. They cause little inconvenience because their voice is soft. A blue russian answers when you talk to her. It is very suitable for an apartment or flat. She doesn’t really care about space. A blue russian does love the outdoors. This cat will have a great time in a fenced-off garden or on a balcony. The life expectancy of this endearing cat is 15 to 20 years.