Himalayan cats are significantly pleasant, spirited, and mellow pets that can conform to almost nearly any household. They have low exercise needs, but tremendously immense grooming requirements—if you will bring a Himalayan to its forever home, you are most likely to groom its long, thick coat daily.


Martha Stewart is known to own a number of Himalayan cats – which she credits to be the perfect indoor pets! This breed is surprisingly blissful. They are intelligent, loving, and loyal. You should expect that they will keep you company, even during online classes.


Their big ovoid heads are surrounded by a soft and fluffy coat of fur.


There are two sorts of Himalayan cats, the conventional doll-faced one and the peke-faced one, which has the more extraordinary flat-looking facial highlights. Show Himalayans cats have huge, circular eyes with the nose directly below while others have much longer noses and tinier eyes.


Himalayans cats are cobby and are supported by stubby and petite legs, which enables them to do itty-bitty jumps which are oh-so-adorable.


This breed is considered medium-sized, despite the fact that one can be intensely boned. With its bulky coat, however, this feline can appear bigger than its supposed weight.


These cuties are great indoor companions. They are generally super approachable, but can also be temperamental on some occasions. Due to their Siamese roots, they are more playful, to a certain degree, unlike their Persian side. Your Himalayan can could either prefer chilling on a warm window sill or running around the living room.


This ball of fluff needs day-to-day combing to avoid tangles. Wiping the feline’s face with a damp cloth is also a great way to remove eye boogers. Bathe when possible to reduce oil production. Don’t forget to trim its nails!

Health Considerations

This pedigree requires a high-quality diet. They are also very prone to kidney diseases which means you might need to make monthly visits to the vet.

Coat Colors

Most of the fur on its body is white or cream, but certain parts can come in many different colors such as black, blue, lilac, chocolate, or red. There is probably no other cat breed out there that combines these colors to create a unique fur pattern.


The first breeders wanted to create a half-Persian and half-Siamese kitty – which led to Himalayan cats. It was in the early ’30s when this breed was produced in the United States. You really do get the best of both worlds with this one!