Norwegian Forest Cat


Among the endearing traits of the Norwegian Forest Cat is that they are intelligent, robust, playful, loves to hunt, patient and affectionate.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of cat is good with families and good for children because this breed of cat is so patient and not so easily stressed.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of this breed of cat is around 9 to 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 to 20 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with this breed of cat include but are not limited to glycogen storage disease type 4 and retinal dysplasia.

Housebreaking and Shedding

This breed of cat comes litterbox trained at around 8 weeks of age. The Norwegian Forest Cat is an average shedder, requiring brushing around every other day.

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.

Average Cost

The average cost for this breed of cat is around $750+ per cat. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected.

Noise Factor

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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