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Norwegian Forest Cat

The Norwegian Forest Cat is gorgeous, having bright emerald green eyes, a long flowing, silky coat, full mane, and magnificent 30.5 centimetre tail. This people-oriented breed is gentle and loving, including to other animals. A hardy, healthy feline that is naturally curious and athletic, the Norwegian Forest Cat is patient and not stressed easily. This breed is slow maturing, reaching full growth in about five years.
Living Considerations
  • Good for multi-pet households
  • Not hypoallergenic
Did you know?
The cat of the Vikings, the Norwegian Forest Cat protected grain stores on land and sea from rodents. It is believed that these cats left their progeny on the shores of North America, explaining the breed’s presence on this continent.
Norwegian Forest Cat
  • Size Large, with males weighing 4.5 to 7 kilograms and females weighing 3.5 to 5.5 kilograms
  • Coat Long, dense, glossy, smooth
  • Temperament Sweet, curious, intelligent
  • Grooming Weekly
  • Shedding Yes
  • Vocalisation Moderate