Known for their long, delicate, ballerina-like bodies and softy, silky fur, Turkish Angoras are considered treasures in their homeland of Turkey. Despite their delicate appearance, however, Turkish Angoras are playful cats that can be affectionate with their owners, and friendly with children or other pets—but she’ll let those other pets know who’s boss.
Despite the Turkish Angora’s delicate, luxurious appearance, grooming is relatively simple. Because Turkish Angoras have a single coat, they’re far less prone to tangles and matting. Simply brush your cat’s coat once per week to remove debris, and bathe as needed. Those with light-colored Turkish Angoras may find they have to bathe their cats more frequently. Fortunately, many Turkish Angoras love water—and are natural swimmers!—so bath time may not be as challenging as you’d imagine.
Because the Turkish Angora has higher energy levels, you should plan to exercise your cat for 15 to 30 minutes each day. Playing with cat toys is a fun, easy way to help your Turkish Angora expend some energy. Buy toys and scratching posts for your pet and your pet will be happy.