First of all, they are medium-sized cats that are not highly activity, they should have an easy, accommodating and friendly nature.
The second factor to consider is the level of activity. This does not mean that “active” cats should not considered, but experience shows that cats with a low level of activity, that are calm and affectionate, are better acclimated to apartments.
Do not assume that these cats will exclusively sleep and eat. They are playful, moderately active, and sociable. But cats of these breeds will not rush about the apartment, smashing everything in its path. With the exception of special cases, they do not show aggression and calmly relate to children and other pets.
It is not recommended to keep Bengals, Siamese, Abyssinian, Kurilian Bobtail, Maine Coons, or Chausie in city apartments as they are larger and/or hyperactive cats. These cats need space and a lot of movement.
If you are ready to regularly comb out luxurious fur and vacuum the carpet daily, then take any long-haired cat, they usually have a calm character.
If you are going to have a mustachioed pet, once again weigh the pros and cons.
Cutting sharp feline claws will help save furniture and wallpaper. Removal of their claws is a serious operation that can have long term effects on your cat. Depriving an animal of its biological attributes, you change its behavior: a cat without claws is not able to attack the enemy or hide from it by climbing a tree. Fledged cats can become lazy, gluttonous and, as a result, fat.
But there is another alternative - a cat game and climbing house. If you get a cat in the apartment, you need to purchase a game house with scratching points in advance.
Having such a house for your cat will help you avoid ruined furniture.
How to train a cat to sharpen its claws only in a certain place will help you in our article:
When choosing a cat for living in an apartment, one should not forget that just as the breed is important, the personality of the cat must also be taken into account.
There are no two identical cats, even if they come from the same breed. So, for example, some mixed cats are smart, calm and affectionate, but they can also be uncontrollable, harmful and aggressive.
On the other hand, purebred cats future behavior and habits my be more predictable.
In any case, it is worthwhile to assess the living conditions, your routine and preferences, and then make an already conscious choice. A choice that will brighten up your life.
If you decide to opt for a thoroughbred kitten, then we suggest you consider our top picks.
The characteristics of this breed make the Sphynx the ideal domestic cat. They have a calm character and literally need to be constantly indoors, so that ultraviolet light does not injure their delicate skin.
Sphynxes are in great need of communication with humans, and this distinguishes them from many other breeds of cats.
They are loving, love to sit on their owners lap, and they like to be petted.
Despite their strange appearance, these "naked" cats are very friendly even to strangers.
The Sphynx does not like to be alone for a long time, so these cats are not suitable for people who are always busy at work.
Russian blue cats can be classified as trouble free pets.
Russian blue cats are plush intellectuals who equally feel as free in a modest city apartment as they do in a royal chamber.
In these graceful, stately creatures, everything is fine, from a ballet posture to an almost hypnotic look.
Unobtrusive and delicate, they will not bother you with night “oratorios” and the demands of caresses every minute.
Russian Blue by nature are independent and will occupy himself in your absence. They do not get bored or depressed during periods of absence from their owner.
A Persian cat is just lovely.
They are very reminiscent of a toy, as their faces represent cute images, and their fur makes them soft and fluffy, like teddy bears.
These cats are affectionate and their comforting warmth, even murmur and the habit of kissing the owner have a pacifying affect.
Things like tattered curtains or wallpaper hanging in shreds are not seen in the apartment where a Persian lives.
These cats are not prone to trouble and fights, violent games, or jumping in cabinets. They can be safely left in the house without fear of a problems.
They love quiet games with a teaser or a rope.
Small adorable cats with a long body and 2-3 times shorter than usual legs.
Thanks to their size, they are great for living in an apartment.
In addition, these cats are very friendly and tender.
Munchkins, because of their short legs, will not jump on tables, cabinets, or refrigerators, breaking vases or valuables.
The most they can is to sit on their hind legs, and stretch to see what is happening.
The Munchkins don’t like being alone, and not getting enough human attention, can make these cute cats gloomy and sick.
The exotic, inquisitive, friendly and talkative.
The temperament of each Thai cat will vary from case to case; some are as relaxed and laid back, while others appear to be constantly on the verge of all out neuroticism!
While many cats are perfectly happy being left alone for the larger part of the day, the Thai cat will not thrive without a considerable amount of attention and interaction with their people.
They certainly do not need constant supervision and can be left alone when you are working, but if you are out of the house for more than eight or so hours a day and your Thai cat doesn’t have anything to do or entertain themselves with, they will soon become lonely and unhappy.
Nibelung is a very rare breed. It is considered a long-haired version of the Russian Blue cat.
Cats of this breed are very quiet and use their voice only in cases of urgent need.
They combine playfulness and tranquility. They are kind and smart, and even respond well to training.
Loud sounds irritate them. This is one of the reasons why they are not recommended to be kept in families with small children.
These cats love a calm atmosphere.
They are sociable, and cause little problems for the owners.
More often problems arise because of their exacting requirements for the cleanliness of their litter box or the quality of the food. But mostly the owners note that their loyalty is comparable to a dog.
Exotic Shorthair is a short-haired version of a Persian cat.
Like their long-haired cousins, the exotics are calm and affectionate. They prefer the owner’s warm lap or plush pillows to intense activity.
Their soft nature makes them an ideal cat for an apartment.
Cats of an Exotic Shorthair breed choose one owner, to whom they give all of their love and devotion.
In the absence of attention from their owner, they become truly offended and may even take revenge.
They are capable of great devotion to the adored person and need constant caresses, tenderness.
They can be with the owner all of the time. Sleep with him in the same bed or sit on his lap.
Turkish Angora cats have “royal” manners.
These animals are extremely elegant and restrained. They get along well with people and quickly become attached to their masters and serve them faithfully until the end of their days.
Turkish Angora cats are very curious and smart. Because of these qualities, these cats are often compared to dogs. Turkish Angora cats can memorize several tricks. Especially patient owners have managed to train their cats to bring objects in their teeth and even close/open doors.
Cats of this breed are cheerful and love to play.
In addition, they are not particularly “talkative”.
These cats adapt well to new environments, and easily "find a common language" with children and other animals. Their fur is long and fluffy, so you have to clean carpets and furniture.