Frequently asked questions
Q: I'm a little confused on the personality of the cat... when I've looked it up, breed descriptions have said they are cuddly cats, but that they are also independent. ... They're both cuddly and independent...? So they both need attention ... and don't need attention..? I'm confused. lol.
A: So personality as a whole, BSH and BLH are one of the kindest and friendliest cats in breeds. They can be calm and quiet for most of the time (kittens can be more hyper), but they can also get a little hyper (usually just 2-3 hours a day) for a while. Boys and girls all have beautiful characteristics (gene is important, so ask other breeders about the personalities of parents), but as what I experienced so far, the girls are a little bit smarter.They won’t ask for attention all the time, if you ignore them several times, they won’t stick with you. And it depends on how reliable you are to them.
Q: What's it like to live with this cat? Do they follow you around, do they want to be petted and paid attention to? (That might be answered in the above question, if so, you can skip this question.)
Q: They're part persian, and I've read persian cats can get oily fur and need a bath. Have you ever had to bathe your cat, like not for a show but just because their coats were oily and needed it?
Q: If so, do you start to train your cats as kittens to accept a bath? Do they bathe ok? I've seen persians that actually seem to really enjoy being groomed a lot. (If no to needing to bathe the cat, you can skip this question)
A: I don’t give kittens baths before 4 months, due to low immune systems. If you introduce the bath right, they can be very chill. So far all my cats are fine with bathing. All of my cats enjoy how clean they are after baths so far. But don’t over bathing them, and choose a good shampoo and conditioner!
Q: How often do you have to brush your cats, and do they enjoy it? (I never met a cat that didn't like to be brushed, but then I read that some cats don't. o_O' Weirded me out.)
Q: Do they shed abnormally a lot? I know all cats shed a lot, even most short hair ones. But I think ragdolls actually abnormally shed a whole a lot. Are they like that or just standard cat-hair-everywhere shedding? Or do you brush them a lot and they shed less...?
Q: Do you know how they get along with other cats? How do they get along with each other?
Q: You have a beautiful white cat. Have you ever had your cat get dirty or her fur stained to any degree? If so, ... how do you deal with it with a white cat? Does it grow out, shave it off, bathe it out? lol is there a spot stain remover for white cats? Is that not a problem?(if you cat dips her paw in for a drop of coffee does it come up stained? If she is allowed to go in the backyard, does she get her paws or bottom dirty from sitting?)
Q: As a cat owner, ...what do you use for kitty litter? I remember getting so much litter tracked around everywhere. My cat slept with me every night, it was like sleeping on the beach there was so much sand. I think I switched to some clay stuff or something. Is there a better litter? What do you use?
Q: Do they like travel? I don't think most cats do, but I think some breeds do, like Maine Coon, American Bobtail, Japanese Bobtail, Perisan, there are probably others... I remember seeing as part of a documentary, a guy who was a trucker and had a cat sidekick in his truck! lol. (It was an American cat, I don't remember if maine coon or american bobtail.) ... I can't think of any cats I've ever met who would like that at all, they all like routine and are generally scared of new environments,would probably run off and get lost from being scared, but most of the cats I've had were rescues and came from some kind of background that was less than ideal. ... But these are part persian, so, how are they with traveling around? Do you have to take them to shows and stuff, or do they like kicking around the car and visiting your friends? lol -- idk, how do you even travel with a cat, haha.)