Russian Blue cats are best described as intelligent,active and robust cat breeds.Russian Blues love to play and likes to spend their time with their owners.They likes to be more close to human beings which makes them develop good understanding with the people and also fulfills the very needs of a cat of being social.They are quite shy cats but this shyness can go away with daily meetings with human beings outside home.By doing so instead of getting nervous they would get more excited when are surrounded by people and they like would like to please them too.Russian Blue cats have tendency to be more close to one of the family members that would surely be one who gives them more time,attention and love.It is never an easy task to govern a cat and same is the case with Russian Blues so it's better to have a friendly relationship in which you may need to comprise.They are outgoing cats however would do well if are provided with suitable place indoor.
Intelligence of these cats can never be ignored.They have ability to learn new and complex tricks and are really keen to do so.The more time you spend with your Russian Blue the better cat he would be.It will also not be wrong to say they carry some "doglike" qualities which can be known by watching how much they enjoy fetching and retrieving games.They also get along well with children and with other pets also but both of the cases require early socialization and training.They are not vocal cats but they would easily get bored if left alone for longer periods.That is why these cats are more suitable for people mostly staying at home.They are not aggressive cats at all and training would definitely make them more suitable to be kept at home.Like many other cats Russian Blue also knows they are beautiful and your care would help to keep this feeling alive.One must only adopt a Russian Blue if he/she really has time for it because these cats need your devotion and time.
Russian Blue cats are very easily to groom.There Blue coats hardly gets dirty and is easy to comb.They have dense short haired coats which sheds more in spring when the coat changes.Otherwise they don't need bath so often.However here are some tips and suggestions that may help your grooming your Russian Blue cat.
GROOMING BY HAND OR HAIR BRUSH:
It is recommended to start grooming session by grooming with your hands.Make your hands wet and start messaging gently from head to tail.In this way you can check any kind of rashes,loss of hair or any skin problem if present.Your Russian Blue does not need grooming by hair brush regularly.Though they are active but likes to keep themselves clean.Always use a metal tooth comb specially designed for cats.You can first use a wide toothed hair brush and after that a narrow one.Don't rush in any case as it may hurt the coat.
Russian Blue cats are active and playful.Giving your cat a bath often would take out essential oils from their coat and can make them dry that will lessen the coat's natural beauty.Bathing is one of the most important section but the question is how often they need bathing?They may need bath twice in a month with a shampoo containing all essential oils.Try to use a good quality shampoo and special care should be taken near eyes,nose and ears as shampoo may bring harm to them.You may need a helper in this section also.Don't let your Cat out in direct sun exposure after bath.Try to clean the coat with a towel or a hair dryer can also be used.Do not brush the coat again if not completely dried.It may take almost 15 minutes for their coat to become completely dry.You can change their bathing schedule in winter as they need less bathing in cold temperatures.
CLEANING THE TEETH:
Mostly cats don't like this section but you have to make it their habit as it is necessary to prevent any kind of mouth infection.Special care must be taken try to use a soft toothbrush and a medicated toothpaste.Move the brush gently over canines.Try to brush your cat's teeth for about 4-6 minutes.You can get toothbrush and toothpaste specially designed for cats from a nearby pet store.
CLEANING THE EYES:
Russian Blue cats have big round eyes that are often green colored.That actually acts as a milestone in enhancing their beauty.Try to use cotton dipped in a lubricant ex.Water or Hydrogen Peroxide and roll it gently around the corner of eyes.You don't need to push anything at all.By repeating the process 5-10 times you will see all the dirt coming out.
CLEANING THE EARS:
Ears should be checked regularly as their is always danger of the occurrence of mites.Usually the sign for having mites is the excessive scratching of ears.You need to consult a veterinary specialist in such case.Try to use a cotton bud or wet wipes and roll it gently inside the ears so it can carry the maximum dirt with it.Try to repeat the process for 4-6 minutes.
CUTTING THE NAILS:
Nails need to be cut if are not shedding themselves.You need to be careful as it may result in bleeding if not carefully cut.Try to use a sharp edged nail cutter and cut the dead part usually turned to yellow.Try to push the claws with your thumb so you can see the whole nail out and can cut it at the right place.Look twice and make sure that you are cutting the nail at a significant distance from the root.