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The Cutest, Cuddliest list of small pet cats

Updated on December 12, 2015

There’s something about cats that melts our hearts the moment we lay our eyes on them. Be it their little whiskers or the way they run after a ball of cotton, or the times when they stretch and lie down on the cold floor, blissfully ignorant of the things happening around them. Seeing these furry little creatures stare at you with their big round eyes fills your heart with an unexplainable joy. But keeping the aesthetics of the situation aside, maintaining a cat can prove to be a very difficult task. However, any trouble will not be big enough, when you’re faced with the proposition of owing one of these cutest, cuddliest small cats as pets.

Munchkin

Munchkin
Munchkin

If you are hearing of this breed for the first time, do not worry. You are not alone. The Munchkin cats are a fairly new breed and have a vibrant personality that differs from your average, run-of-the-mill cat. They have a feisty nature and enjoy fighting and playing with their cat friends. But fret not, because on those long and busy days, it will come back to you for some cute and cuddly snuggling sessions. They are identified with their short legs, affable personality and razor sharp intelligence, and are very good with adults and children alike.

Bengal

Bengal
Bengal

The Bengal is a social and high-spirited breed of cats. They resemble a jungle cat with shades of brown enmeshed under a thick covering of leopard spots. These cats are full of life and spring to action at a moment’s notice, resembling the leopard in the jungle when it spots a prey. The Bengal cats have a very adaptive nature and can be easily trained. They do not have any relation with the Bengal tiger, contrary to popular belief, and the origins of its name can be traced back to the Asian Leopard cat.

American Shorthair

American Shorthair
American Shorthair

This cat is the pedigreed alternate of the domestic shorthair cat. These cats are the most preferred option for pet owners in the United States of America. The American Shorthair, like all cats universally, likes to do things at its own pace and convenience, and has an amiable temper. Its favorite past time include cuddling and playing. These cats are available in more than eight different color combinations for the Pet owners in America.

Maine Coon

Maine Coon
Maine Coon

Have you read the story of David and Goliath? Well, imagine Maine Coon to be the Goliath of the feline world, if you will. Despite being one of the largest breeds of cats available in the market, they surprisingly have a very calm and gentle demeanor. They not only form good playtime partners for kids and adults alike but also get along with other cats and dogs. What does it do all day- follow its owner around and snuggle and cuddle with him!

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Siamese

Siamese
Siamese

The Siamese cat is one of the cutest cats on the block. With their dreamy blue eyes and flowing silky coats, they are rigidly loyal to their owners, making them a desired option for the prospective cat owners. These cats however can be quite loud at times and constantly crave attention. They will whine and purr until they get what they desire. Their persistent nature coupled with their excessive need to be loved and fed makes them an ideal choice for cat owners who are patient and do not get exasperated easily.

Ragdoll

Ragdoll
Ragdoll

The Ragdoll has a very warm and tender body and is one of the heaviest cats around, weighing upwards of twenty pounds as they continually grow. Symbolic of the breed of cats, the Ragdoll is characterized by its alarming lack of energy and would rather prefer whiling the day away than go out in the sun and play. They are a sensitive and complex breed and cannot secure themselves against attack by predators. Hence, the owner of a ragdoll has to pay special attention and care to ensure the prosperous survival of this magnificent breed.

Turkish Angora

Turkish Angora
Turkish Angora

The Turkish Angora is a royal breed among the species of cats. They are characterized by a smooth and furry tail and lack an undercoat. They also have a well-balanced and stable body. They come in various colors and hues for their owners, offering them a wide variety of choices. Owing to the regal features of this act, it requires constant grooming and maintenance. They are full of life and love playing cute tricks on their owners.

Manx

Manx
Manx

This is a unique breed of cat as it does not have a tail. Sometimes, they may have a very small tail but the characteristically long and wavy tail found in most cats is absent in the Manx. These are amongst the most sociable cats of the feline category and love playfully interacting with their owners. However, if the owner is indifferent to the attempts of the Manx to initiate a conversation, it is equally quick to give its owner the cold shoulder. These cats are very loyal to their owners and always stick around during times of crises and emergencies.

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      Arijit Bose 22 months ago from Willington, Connecticut

      Hi craftybegonia,

      First of all, thanks for reading and voting on this article, I really appreciate you doing this. Being the writer myself, I should not vote I guess, but, let me share a short story with you. During my teens, I used to hate cats. I wasn't even able to tolerate their mere sight. However, things changed when my friend gifted me a Bengal on my birthday. Despite being apprehensive initially, I fell for the kitten gradually. Things changed drastically and I remember how sad I was when I lost her. I still miss her actually.

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      craftybegonia 22 months ago from Southwestern, United States

      Actually, I voted for the Main Coon, but I am torn. I wish there would have been a second and a third place, because I also love the Ragdoll and the Bengal. Who am kidding? ALL of those breeds are gorgeous, but perhaps I am biased, since I love cats.