Characteristics

  • Playfulness
  • Activity Level
  • Friendliness to Other Pets
  • Friendliness to Children
  • Grooming Requirements
  • Vocality
  • Need for attention
  • Affection towards owners
  • Docility
  • Intelligence
  • Independence
  • Hardiness

History and Origins

The LaPerm cat breed emerged in the early 1980s on a cherry farm in Oregon, USA, from a spontaneous genetic mutation in a litter born to a barn cat. The first LaPerm, a curly-coated kitten named Curly, was born bald but later grew soft, curly fur, marking the beginning of this unique breed. The breed's name, "LaPerm," reflects its distinctive curly coat, reminiscent of a perm hairstyle. Through careful breeding and recognition by various cat registries, the LaPerm has gained popularity worldwide, celebrated for its unique coat and endearing personality.

Personality

LaPerm cats are known for their affectionate, gentle, and sociable nature. They form strong bonds with their families, often following their owners around the house and seeking attention. Their playful and curious demeanor lasts well into adulthood, making them entertaining companions. LaPerms are also known for their "people-oriented" behavior, enjoying lap time and interaction with humans. Despite their active playfulness, they can be quite content simply being in the company of their loved ones, making them versatile companions for a variety of households.

Nutrition and Feeding

A balanced diet rich in high-quality proteins is crucial for the health and well-being of a LaPerm cat. Due to their moderate to high activity levels, it's important to provide them with a diet that supports their energy needs without leading to obesity. Both wet and dry cat foods that are age-appropriate and meet AAFCO standards can offer the nutritional balance they require. Monitoring portion sizes and establishing a regular feeding schedule are key to maintaining their optimal weight and overall health.

Grooming and Care

The LaPerm's curly coat requires regular grooming to maintain its condition and prevent mats or tangles. Weekly brushing with a wide-toothed comb or gentle brush can help manage their curls without flattening them. Unlike some curly-coated breeds, LaPerms shed minimally, making grooming less demanding. Bathing should be infrequent to avoid drying out their skin and coat. Regular ear checks, nail trimming, and dental care are also essential to keep your LaPerm looking and feeling great.

Specific Needs

The LaPerm's unique coat benefits from a slightly humid environment to keep their curls vibrant and prevent dryness. They are adaptable cats that do well in both quiet and active households, but they thrive on attention and companionship. Providing a stimulating environment with toys, scratching posts, and climbing trees can help keep them entertained and engaged. Their social nature means they appreciate the company of other pets or having human companionship throughout the day.

Training

LaPerm cats are intelligent and can be quite receptive to training. Positive reinforcement techniques, such as treats and praise, are effective for teaching them commands, tricks, and litter box habits. Early socialization and consistent, gentle training enhance their natural sociability and learning capacity. LaPerms enjoy interactive play, which can be a fun and rewarding way to incorporate training into daily activities.

Need to Know

Prospective LaPerm cat owners should be aware of the breed's need for regular grooming to maintain their coat's health and appearance. Understanding their nutritional needs, exercise requirements, and social nature is crucial for providing a nurturing home. LaPerms make excellent pets for families and individuals looking for an affectionate, playful, and unique feline companion. With the right care and attention, a LaPerm can bring joy and companionship to any home.

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Purebredkitties has been absolutely wonderful. They made everything so easy and stress-free. Adoption specialist Kim A was fantastic, always going the extra mile to help me. She even responded to my email at 3 am her time! 😊 This whole experience has been truly heartwarming and rewarding.

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Our experience with Purebredkitties was wonderful! Communication was great, and we even got to FaceTime with our kitten before bringing her home. She was exactly as we expected and is already doing great with our family after just two days. One small note is that pedigree papers weren't included and cost extra, which was a bit pricey since she arrived spayed. Overall, even though it was expensive, it was worth it. The quality and size of our kitten are amazing!

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