Acquired: Breeder (professional)
Kentucky, United States
Posted Mar 27, 2014
My Aunt has a himalayan cat, and it is beautiful! Every time I go over to her house I get astonished at how pretty the cat's eyes are. Not to mention the cats long beautiful flowing hair. It is simply one of the most beautiful animals I have ever seen. It also looks super elegant, and makes me think of chandeliers and wine.
Her cat does sometimes get hairballs due to excessive grooming, and the cats long hair in general. Laxatives made especially for cats can be used for this problem, but I recommend contacting an experienced vet first.
I recall this cat being very timid of me at first and used caution when approaching me. It's funny, because she still does this, each time I go over-it's like a routine. I go over, the cat slowly approaches me, then eventually ends up cuddled on my lap.
Since they have flat faces they are prone to breathing problems, like other flat faced cats. Also, as mentioned above-hairballs! Other than a few health issues they are wonderful pets!