Turkish Van Breed Profile
Among the endearing qualities of the Turkish Van Cat is that they love water, are intelligent, affectionate, playful, loyal, independent, trustworthy and mischievous.
This breed of cat is excellent with children provided the children do not tease the cat.
Lifespan and Weight
The average lifespan of this breed of cat is around 15 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of cat is around 12 lbs.
Housebreaking and Shedding
This breed of cat comes litterbox trained at around 8 weeks of age. This breed of cat is a heavy shedder, requiring daily brushing.
Best Owner Compatibility
Can be suitable for the apartment or condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has lots of love and attention to give and tons of toys to play with. This breed of cat likes to have a playmate in the form of another cat.
Where to Buy
The best places to buy this breed of cat are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.
The average cost for this breed of cat is around $200+ per cat. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.
Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected.
Not usually noisy unless their food is late or they want attention. If you don't give them attention when they want it, cats will always find a way to let you know.
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