Get to know the Turkish Angora
All you need to know about the breed
Refined yet rollicking, the Turkish Angora cat is a pleasure to behold, both for their luscious coat and their energetic personality. Recognised for their sophisticated appearance, the feathery tail is only the beginning of many terrific traits about the breed, which continues with their surprisingly dynamic presence.
Very lively, the Turkish Angora breed will maintain kitten-like behaviour well into adulthood so prepare for many fun years ahead. Fans of the Turkish Angora cat know them to be extremely social, coming right up to visitors to the house with a welcome greeting. On top of being alluring, they are nimble: This is a cat who will routinely scale to new heights—like the tops of sofas or your shoulder to ride along, if you don’t mind. They’ve been known to open doors and cupboards to discover what’s inside as well.
Patience is the name of the game with the Turkish Angora and owners should know that this is not only a very smart cat but a beguiling one. They can have a mind of their own but will listen to commands when strictly delivered. The Turkish Angora’s charming personality and tender approach, however, top out the lovely characteristics of this breed.
2 facts about Turkish Angoras
Things to look out for
From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your Turkish Angora
Caring for your Turkish Angora
Grooming, training and exercise tips
The Turkish Angora breed has a single coat that rarely mats and sheds very little. Weekly grooming should be done nonetheless to prevent any from occurring. Clean your cat’s ears often with a cotton ball or soft cloth dampened with appropriate veterinary products to keep them free of debris. Dental health is vital for cats so brush their teeth daily if you can, weekly at least. Keep their nails trimmed as well. This is an active cat whose goal is to play, always, and even get up to a bit of mischief. Exercise will be a given for your Turkish Angora. The breed enjoys interactive toys that squeak or light up and will keep them occupied for hours. To note: They also enjoy water and have been known to swim of their own accord! Training the Turkish Angora will be equally effective if there are games and lots of give and take. They may assert their strong will and turn on their charm, so a firm approach will produce the best results.