Instead of figuring out what the biggest cat species in the world are, this list takes a closer look at some of the most beautiful cats in the world.
So here you go, scroll down and enjoy these cute little creatures!
1. Birman Cat
The Birman Cat is a type of long-haired cat with deep blue eyes. It’s also referred to as “Sacred Cat of Burma” and it got its name from the French translation of Burma or Myanmar, Birmanie, as the species was first recognized in France in the year 1925.
The Toyger is a type of domestic cat that was bred in an attempt to create a cat that resembles a toy tiger, which is how it got its name. It’s the result of breeding domestic shorthaired tabbies, a process that started in the 1980s and which introduced this remarkable type of cat.
3. Scottish Fold
The Scottish Fold is a fascinating type of cat which has a very distinctive appearance, often described as resembling an owl. That’s because they suffer from a genetic mutation that causes their ears to fold. That’s why they were originally known as lop-eared or lops and only acquired their current name in 1966.
4. Abyssinian Cat
The Abyssinian Cat is a type of short-haired cat which has a special feature of each hair being banded with different colors. It’s one of the most popular domestic cat breeds in the world and was named after the location it’s assumed it originated from, Abyssinia, now known as Ethiopia.
5. Siamese Cat
The Siamese Cat is one of the best-recognized and most beautiful cats in the world. Originally from Thailand, which used to be called “Siam” and which is how this cat species got its name, it became very popular in Europe and North America in the 19th century. They have very distinctive blue eyes and triangular-shaped heads.
6. Persian Cat
The Persian Cat is a long-haired cat with a distinctive round face that comes in a variety of colors. It was first introduced in Europe in the early 17th century when it was brought to Italy from Iran, where it originates from, and how it got its name. It’s one of the most popular cat species in the world!
7. British Shorthair
The British Shorthair is one of the most popular domestic cats in the UK and has a strong body and thick coat. It usually comes in a grey type of color with orange eyes, even though it can come in a wide variety of colors. It’s also considered one of the oldest cat breeds in the world.
8. Norwegian Forest Cat
The Norwegian Forest Cat originates in Northern Europe and is perfectly adapted for cold temperatures. They have thick fur and a protective woolly undercoat below them to ensure they don’t get cold in the harsh winters of Scandinavia. These are also good climbers and have strong bodies and powerful claws.
9. Turkish Angora
The Turkish Angora is another Ancient breed of cat and originated in central Turkey in the region near Ankara, the capital of the country. They have long hair and mostly a distinctive white color, even though they can come in a variety of colors as well. Their eyes can come in a variety of colors as giving them a stunning appearance.
10. Maine Coon
The Maine Coon is the largest domestic cat in the world and one of the oldest domestic cats in the United States. It originates in the U.S. state of Maine of which it’s the state cat and which is how it got its name. This type of cat is known for its perfect hunting ability and strong body.
11. Russian Blue
The Russian Blue is a cat that has a distinctive silver or dark grey coat with thick hair. It originates in Russia and is a natural breed of cat and has amazing green eyes. Their coat consists of two layers which makes them particularly soft and extremely cuddly as well!
Ragdolls have semi-long hair with an extremely soft and silky coat. They are quite muscular and acquired their name from being so soft that people instantly feel relaxed when they sit on their laps. This breed originates in the United States and is considered to be one of the best types of pets of any cat species because they tend to be very cuddly and affectionate!