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Best Cat Breeds for Horace Apartment Living

Russian Blue Cat Walking Around the Legs of Their OwnerWhen looking for pets that are more suited to Horace’s apartment life, you can’t go wrong with cats. These pets are quiet and clean. They also love curling up with their humans. But there are some cat breeds that can thrive better in apartment living. Typically, these are the more social, lower-energy ones that are also very good at bonding with people. Here are seven breeds that are among the best ones for apartment living.

British Shorthair

This short-haired cat is a favorite because they are independent but still affectionate. British Shorthairs love to play, but they tend to be low-key after playtime and can usually entertain themselves. They make very good apartment pets because they need minimal grooming and can easily adapt to their owner’s lifestyle.


If you like quiet & fluffy pets, then the Persian might be the cat for you. Favoring long naps to rowdy play, these cats are also beautiful & gentle. Persians are about as mellow as it gets. They also do well in apartments with little room.

Scottish Fold

Scottish Folds suit apartment life because they are affectionate without being too clingy. They rarely become excitable or startled and are usually very relaxed. Intelligent and adaptable, Scottish Folds like a stable routine and lots of affection from their owners.


Ragdolls belong to the big, beautiful, and sociable cat breeds. Their fluffy coats are comparable to Persians, hence they will also need extra grooming. Their energy level also tends to be higher compared to their fluffier cousins. Ragdolls are playful and love to snuggle with you as long as you let them.

Russian Blue

The Russian Blue is a good choice if you are prone to allergies. These short-haired cats have fur that is less likely to trigger an allergy attack. There are also a number of reasons to choose Russian Blue as your apartment pet. They are curious, playful, and very loyal to their favorite person.

American Shorthair

If you’re searching for a great family cat, you can’t go wrong with an American Shorthair. These low-maintenance cats definitely love their naps. They are great with people of all ages as well as with other pets American Shorthairs are happy with a perch by a window and your best back-scratching skills. They make great long-term companions as they tend to live long lives.


Another breed with a long, silky coat, Birmans are the friendliest cats around. Birmans are harder to find but they make great apartment pets because they love playing and cuddling with their favorite people. Birmans also enjoys napping and they like grooming themselves. Their long hair looks its best after a bit of work.

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