Owning a cat can be so rewarding. But not all cats are the same. Adopting a tiger cat can, in some ways, be quite different from buying a Persian kitten from a breeder. If you are leaning towards buying a solid white Persian kitten, then there are a few questions you should first ask yourself to determine whether this is the right kind of cat for your family.
What's your budget?
Persian kittens can come with a significant price tag. Costs vary, but you can expect to pay at least $1300 for a kitten in most cases — and often much more than that. If this is in your budget, then that's great! But if your budget is a bit smaller, you may be better off adopting a kitten from a shelter. You can still get plenty of joy and love from a shelter kitten, and they're very affordable.
Do you have a fairly quiet, calm home?
Persian cats can be really friendly and loving. They don't typically bite, and they get along with family members and strangers. However, they do tend to be a bit skittish. This isn't a characteristic that would cause any problems in the average home. But if you have a really busy household, or if you use a lot of loud equipment in your home, a Persian cat may not be for you.
Are you willing to brush your cat?
Their long, sleek coats are what make Persian cats so beautiful. Like other cats, Persians do groom themselves. However, they can't always keep up with preventing mats from forming in their hair. To prevent matting, you will need to brush them regularly — usually a couple of times per week, and sometimes even daily. If you're willing to commit to brushing your cat regularly, that's a sign you really are prepared to own a Persian kitten.
Are you prepared to feed your cat a specialty diet?
Persian cats do tend to have sensitive digestive tracts. They can also be pretty picky about food. So, while the grocery store brands of cat food might be okay for most cats, they are not always suitable for Persian cats. You should be prepared to spend a little more on specialty cat food before buying a Persian kitten.
You should now have a better idea of whether a Persian kitten is right for you. Talk to a breeder to learn more about white solid Persian kittens.