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Videos We Love: 5 Reasons Why Persian Cats Are Awesome

Sure, they need extra grooming for their long hair, but they reward the effort by being chill, talkative, and generally hilarious.

Angela Lutz  |  Jul 17th 2015


Known for their soft, luxurious fur and sweet temperament, Persian cats have been called everything from perfect companions to “pretty couch potatoes.” These fluffy feline friends may require a little extra grooming to keep their long hair looking its best, but they’ll reward your effort by being chill, talkative, and generally hilarious.

Not convinced that Persians are rad? Check out these videos – and if you’re thinking of adopting, try a shelter or rescue group first. Plenty of Persians are in need of homes.

1. Hide and seek

Kemo Sabe the Persian kitten enjoys the most adorable game of hide and seek I’ve ever seen in my life. Her face is so cute I kind of can’t even believe she exists.

2. Grooming is good

This informative grooming session featuring Benji the Persian is actually rather calming to watch. Benji’s temperament is identified as “compliant,” meaning he basically just sits there while the gentle-voiced groomer turns him into a “giant teddy bear.”

3. Chop chop!

This Persian kitten prefers his kibble to be delivered directly to his mouth, piece by piece, using chopsticks. Time consuming? Maybe. Adorable? Certainly.

4. Watermelon addiction

Cooper the kitten has found his new favorite food: a slice of fresh, juicy watermelon. Trust me when I say this is good news for everyone involved – except the dogs he pushes out of the way to get another sloppy slurp.

5. Nodding off

This very sweet, very tired kitten looks like me when I fall asleep on an airplane. He’s just about to tip over when he wakes up and rights himself, only to doze off again seconds later.

Bonus video!

Here’s how to draw a Persian according to Simon Tofield, the inimitable creator of Simon’s Cat.

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About Angela: This not-crazy-at-all cat lady loves to lint-roll her favorite dress and go out dancing. She also frequents the gym, the vegan coffee joint, and the warm patch of sunlight on the living room floor. She enjoys a good cat rescue story about kindness and decency overcoming the odds, and she’s an enthusiastic recipient of headbutts and purrs from her two cats, Bubba Lee Kinsey and Phoenix.