Norwegian Forest cats for adoption
Need for Attention
Need to Vocalize
Healthiness and Hardiness
Good with children
Good with other pets
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Norwegian Forest Cat Cat Personality
Natural athletes, Norwegian Forest Cats love to investigate counters, bookcases, and the loftiest peaks of their cat trees. Wegies are active and playful and retain their fun-loving spirit well into adulthood, but don't be fooled by the breed's impressive muscles and all-weather exterior. They are sweet, friendly, and family-oriented, and they love their human companions. Despite the wild years in the forests of Norway, or perhaps because of it, they would much rather cuddle than prowl.
Because of those harsh survival years (perhaps), nothing fazes them much, either. They take new people and new situations in stride; as cats go, Forest Cats are the strong, silent types. They are conversely great purrers, particularly when perched beside their favorite humans. Out-going and gregarious, they tend not to bond with one person, but rather love everyone unconditionally and enthusiastically.
Norwegian Forest Cat Cat Breed Traits
The Norwegian Forest Cat's distinguishing double coat varies in length according to the time of year. The cat goes through a spring 'molting, ' when the winter coat is shed, and a fall shedding, when the summer coat departs. At these times of year, thorough combing is necessary unless you want seasonal layers of cat hair on everything. The rest of the year the Forest Cat requires minimal grooming since he tends to hang onto his coat, perhaps remembering those harsh winters.