The home russian blue cats are blue coated and medium in size. The cat arrived in England in the middle of the 19th century. It is believed that the cat arrived in England aboard Russian merchant ship. This cat is distinctive and has thick fur and the cute emerald green eyes. The cat is suitable for people who lead a solitary life. The pure Russian blue cat detests noise, sudden change, confusion and surprises.
At some point, home russian blue cats can become aggressive because of the extra energy they have. When this happens, you need to learn how to deal with it. The best way to handle this is to try and provide plenty of distraction. You need to also learn how you can encourage appropriate behavior by rewarding the cat where necessary.
You must avoid rough play with the cat because such play may encourage it to use her teeth, claws and teeth on people. You must do everything possible to discourage the cat from rough play since their scratches and bites can lead to infections. The best way to discourage rough play is by providing toys. If the toy is interactive, it is the best way to stop playful attacks and will keep the cat occupied throughout. This reduces the motivation to attack.
However, when you realize that the distractions are not working, you may make use of loud noise to dissuade it from doing something you consider inappropriate. If you choose to use this method, you must be careful and not hit or slap it since such physical punishment will not make things better.
You also need to learn to distinguish between true aggression and rough play. When the cat is motivated to harm people, you must always check on the cat because such aggression may be caused by illness, fear, pain, inversion of its territory or could simply be redirecting aggression meant for other animals on you. You need to consult a vetnary officer and if things don’t improve, you can refer the situation to a certified behavior specialist.
Some of the Russian blue cats will mingle freely with strangers but most of them will shy off completely. They will take some time before they get used to strangers and start mingling with them. They prefer households that are less noisy and will take some time before they accept changes. When taken into a new environment, the Russian blue cats will at first be timid but will quickly adjust to the new environment. If you want to help them adjust, you may have to confine the cat in a room for a few days. The idea is to make the new environment small and less threatening. It has fewer places where it can run and hide. However, it is important to note that things such as strings, breakable objects and rubber bands should be removed because it may hurt the cat.
If there is another cat in the house, you may have to confine it as well to avoid instances where the new cat would be considered as an intruder. You must allow for supervised bonding between the cats.