First brought to the UK in the 1800s!
Russian Blue Scientific Classification
- Scientific Name
- Felis Catus
Russian Blue Conservation Status
Russian Blue Locations
Russian Blue Facts
- Independent, easy-going and loyal
- Average Litter Size
- Common Name
- Russian Blue
- First brought to the UK in the 1800s!
Russian Blue Physical Characteristics
- Skin Type
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The Russian blue cat is also known as the Archangel blue cat, and is thought to have originated from the port of Arkhangelsk in Russia. The Russian blue cat was brought to the United Kingdom in the 1800s where it has been domestically bred since.
The Russian blue cat has a blue/silver coloured coat and the Russian blue cat is known to be highly intelligent and playful but tend to be timid around strangers. The Russian Blue can be easily trained.
The Russian blue cat has also been known to develop close bonds with their human companions and are highly sought after due to the Russian blue cat’s personality and unique coat.
The Russian blue cat has a long, slender body with short fur. The fur of the Russian blue cat grows in a double cat which helps to provide the Russian blue cat with additional insulation in the bitter northern winters.
The Russian blue cat is not only popular because of its calm and loving nature, but the Russian blue cat is one of the few domestic breeds that are not known to be prone to illness or carry genetic defaults.View all 24 animals that start with R
Russian Blue FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Are Russian Blues herbivores, carnivores, or omnivores?
Russian Blues are Omnivores, meaning they eat both plants and other animals.
What Kingdom do Russian Blues belong to?
Russian Blues belong to the Kingdom Animalia.
What class do Russian Blues belong to?
Russian Blues belong to the class Mammalia.
What phylum to Russian Blues belong to?
Russian Blues belong to the phylum Chordata.
What family do Russian Blues belong to?
Russian Blues belong to the family Felidae.
What order do Russian Blues belong to?
Russian Blues belong to the order Carnivora.
What genus do Russian Blues belong to?
Russian Blues belong to the genus Felis.
What type of covering do Russian Blues have?
Russian Blues are covered in Hair.
How many babies do Russian Blues have?
The average number of babies a Russian Blue has is 6.
What is an interesting fact about Russian Blues?
Russian Blues were first brought to the UK in the 1800s!
What is the scientific name for the Russian Blue?
The scientific name for the Russian Blue is Felis Catus.
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