Persian Cats
  • Sweet temperament
  • Laid back
  • Long, thick coat
  • Heavily boned
  • "Cobby" body
  • Straight, short tail
  • Large, round eyes
  • Small, flat nose
  • Generally good with kids
  • Short legs
  • Large, round head
  • Small, forward-tilting ears

Ideal Weight

Cats ideally weigh between 7-12 lbs, but a vet can help you determine what your cat should weigh based on his/her bone size. Persians tend to be heavier than other breeds.

Life Span

According to vets, cats usually live 10-18 years. Typically, the life span of a Persian is 15 years and up.

Average Litter Size

A Persian litter size can be anywhere from 1 to 14 kittens. The average size is 3 to 5 kittens.


Osier, Carolyn. "Practically Perfect in Every Way." Persians Volume 1 (1998-1999): 42-49.

Seymour, Juliet. "The Persian Standard & Colors." Guide to Owning a Persian Cat. United States: T.F.H. Publications, Inc., 1997. 18-28.