All You Need to Know About the Aegean Cat

June 02, 2021

All You Need to Know About the Aegean Cat

All You Need to Know About the Aegean Cat

Are you looking for a new furry member to add to your family? 


The Aggeam cat is the right fit for you if you wish to have a purebred cat without the health issues that come with owning one. This naturally occurring cat breed was able to develop without any interventions from humans. 


These cats are rare and can be found only in Greek islands. 


In this blog post, we will go over everything you need to know about the Aegean cat so that you can make a well-informed decision. 


So, let’s dive in, shall we? 

A Quick History Lesson on the Aegean Cat

Aegean cats are native to the Greek isles ofCyclades, situated in the Aegean Sea. Yes, that’s where this breed gets its name from. 


Legend says that Aegean cats aren’t afraid of water since the breed has such close links to water. 


People living in these islands used to keep Aegean cats as pets and they were always around sailors and fishermen. So, naturally, the breed got used to being around water. 


Bath time should be interesting with this cat, wouldn’t it be? 


While you may not have heard about these cats, they’re actually quite popular in Greece, and you’ll come across them chilling near the sea, in cafes, or just roaming about. However, you won’t come across this breed in other countries.


A Quick Peek at the Cat Breed Information 


Name 

Aegean

Place of Origin

Greece 

Size

Medium 

Coat

Short hair 

Plush

Brushy

Lifespan

9-12 years

Lap Cat

No

Temperamental Traits 

Social

Intelligent

Affectionate

Playful

Active

Colors

Black

Red

White

Blue

Gray

Fawn

Tri-color

Bi-color

Weight

Male: 9 - 10 pounds

Female: 7 - 9 pounds


Let’s Take a Look at the Aegean Cat’s Personality! 

These cats are highly friendly and sociable and love to be a part of a large family. They love interacting with people and are down for anything--from cuddling during downtime to fun-filled play sessions. 


These cats are extremely intelligent, which makes them easy to train. 


Aegean cats enjoy the hustle and bustle of life, which is why they’re well-suited for large families were a lot of activities are going on. These cats don’t like being bored and enjoy the outdoors. They also enjoy the water and won’t claw at you during bath time, which is an added bonus.  

Health Issus You Need to Know Of

Aegean cats are a relatively healthy breed as they have better genetic variation than your average purebred cat. These cats are usually outdoor cats, making them a hardy breed. The great thing to know is that there aren’t any known genetic health problems that plague this breed. 


However, eye issues and intestinal problems are also very common with this breed. 


With good care, lifestyle, and diet, these cats can live up to the age of 15 years, which is excellent. Some even live longer than that. 

Grooming

The Aegean cat features a semi-long-haired coat that needs to be brushed once a week for maintenance. All you need is a wire brush to remove the dead hairs and shedding. This also helps stimulate and distribute the skun oils. 


In addition to that, you only need to worry about regular ear cleaning and trimming of the nails.

Lifespan

Since the Aegean cat is an outdoor breed, they have a shorter life expectancy of about 10 years. However, they live up to the age of 15-18 if they remain indoors. Other lifestyle factors, too, influence this. 


With proper care and nutrition, your cat could live to be much older.

Caring Difficulty

One of the best things about the Aegean cat is that they aren’t too complicated when it comes to caring. They are easy-going cats that need a comfortable place to sleep, regular grooming,  lots of attention, and of course, lots of love.

All in All: All You Need to Know About the Aegean Cat

Did we go over everything you wanted to know about the Aegean cat? 


Aegean cats make excellent companions and offer the best of both worlds--the health benefits of a mixed breed cat and the advantages of having a purebred cat. These cats have come a long way from Greece and are growing increasingly popular in the United States. 


Here are some fun facts about the breed: 


 

Feel free to leave your questions in the comments section, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. 




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