Get to know the Chartreux
All you need to know about the breed
Good news - Chartreux cats meet many pet-owner criteria. The relaxed temperament of the breed makes them a delightful companion for first-time cat owners, older people, as well as those who live alone. They tend to adapt well to new environments and settle swiftly into a routine, while their independent spirit means that they can be left alone for a few hours and not hold it against you.
The breed doesn’t reach physical maturity until quite late, aged three for females and five for males, so the Chartreux can get in touch with their silly side quite easily. Hobbies include: chasing after toys, climbing onto surfaces and showing off their acrobatic skills. When playtime is over, Chartreux cats enjoy going outdoors for brief spells, if you live in a quiet area, as well as chilling out and napping, pretty much the same thing.
The Chartreux is not a lap cat but they do enjoy being close to their owners, observing from a respectful distance. There’s no one way to have a good relationship, right? They are not demanding but do respond well to attention - purring reaches high volumes when they are scratched beneath the chin or behind the ears.
Chartreux cats are a winning combination of intelligent and curious, often capable of responding to their name. When they want to. They’re also non-confrontational so instead of hissing or scratching they will simply walk away from any drama, making them a calm feline companion at any stage of their lives - or yours.
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Things to look out for
From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your Chartreux