Turkish Angora Kittens and Cats
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Turkish Angora Information
Turkish Angora Basics
Where Are Turkish Angora Cats From?
It is believed that the Turkish Angora’s ancestor was the African wildcat (along with all other domestic cats), and that the genetic mutation for long hair occcured many centuries ago. Mohammed owned an Angora sometime in the early 600s. These longhaired cats were developed in the Ankara region of Turkey and imported to Western Europe sometime in the late 1500s.
Were Turkish Angora Cats Bred for a Reason?
Odd-eyed cats are believed to be “touched” by Allah and therefore considered very sacred. Turkish Angoras were also frequently used in the Persian breeding stock to add length and luxury to their coats.
How Many Types of Turkish Angora Pedigrees Are There?
There is just one main type of Turkish Angora.
Are Turkish Angora Cats Polydactyl?
This breed is not known for being polydactyl though the mutation can spontaneously occur in any cat breed.
Turkish Angora Lifespan
The lifespan of a Turkish Angora is around 12-18 years.
Turkish Angora Appearance
How Big Does a Turkish Angora Get?
How Much Does a Turkish Angora Weigh?
When Does a Turkish Angora Stop Growing?
What Color Coat Does a Turkish Angora Have?
Turkish Angoras are known for being white, but actually come in most colors.
What Eye Colors Can a Turkish Angora Have?
Turkish Angoras are usually blue eyes or odd-eyed (one green, one blue) but they can be amber as well.
Turkish Angora Temperament & Personality
How Vocal/Talkative are Turkish Angora Cats?
Turkish Angoras are not a very vocal breed.
How Affectionate/Friendly are Turkish Angora Cats?
Turkish Angoras are known for being very affectionate with their families.
Are Turkish Angora Cats Good with Other Cats?
Turkish Angoras are playful and quite enjoy another cat to pal around with.
Are Turkish Angora Cats Good with Dogs?
Turkish Angoras can get hip to a friendship with a dog, so long as everyone knows the Turkish Angora is in charge, not the dog.
Are Turkish Angora Cats Good Mousers/Hunters?
Turkish Angoras have a reputation for being excellent mousers.
Are Turkish Angora Cats Good Indoor Cats?
Are Turkish Angora Cats Good Lap Cats?
Turkish Angoras will tolerate a lap cuddle for a short amount of time, but their independent spirit will keep ’em moving on soon enough.
What Do Turkish Angora Cats Like to Do?
Turkish Angoras love a good pounce, jump, and prance — these are very playful, active cats who even enjoy the odd swim on occasion!
How Big of a Difference is There Between a Male and Female Turkish Angora?
Male Turkish Angoras tend to be larger than females.
Turkish Angora Diet, Grooming & Health
What do Turkish Angora Cats Eat?
Ask your veterinarian what diet would best suit your Turkish Angora.
Do Turkish Angora Cats Eat Wet Food?
Do Turkish Angora Cats Like Milk?
Milk is not recommended for cats.
How Much Do Turkish Angora Cats Shed?
Turkish Angoras are light to moderate shedders.
What Type of Coat Do Turkish Angora Cats Have?
Turkish Angoras have long, almost shimmering, luxuriously silky coats.
Do You Need to Groom a Turkish Angora Cat?
A weekly brush or combing will do right by this breed. In addition to brushing, all cats should have their claws trimmed every two weeks or so. Cats are also prone to peridontal disease and should have their teeth brushed two to three times a week.
Are Turkish Angora Cats Hypoallergenic?
Do Turkish Angoras Have a Lot of Health Problems?
The Turkish Angora is usually a healthy breed, with some hearing issues.
What Diseases are Turkish Angoras Prone To?
- Deafness: Odd-eyed and blue-eyed white Turkish Angoras are prone to deafness.
- Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM): HCM is an abnormal thickening of the left ventricle of the heart that leads to improper blood flow. It is the most common cause of heart disease in cats and can result in sudden death.
Purchasing vs Adopting a Turkish Angora
How Much Does a Turkish Angora Cost?
It costs around $75-$150 to adopt a Turkish Angora. Conversely, it can be prohibitively expensive to buy a Turkish Angora from a breeder — they are usually somewhere in the $600-$2,000 range.
Where Can I Adopt a Turkish Angora
Turkish Angora Shelters and Rescues
There are often many great Turkish Angoras for adoption at local animal shelters or rescues. Click below to find a shelter or rescue in your area!