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Best Cat Breeds for Hawthorne Apartment Living

Russian Blue Cat Walking Around the Legs of Their OwnerCats are generally the pets that are better suited to Hawthorne apartment life. Aside from being eager cuddlers, they are also quite & clean. But there are cat breeds that are more suitable for apartment life than others. These breeds are most often the more social, lower-energy ones that comfortably bond with their people. These seven breeds rank among those that are best suited for apartment life.

British Shorthair

Apartment-dwellers like this short-haired cat because they are independent yet affectionate. British Shorthairs love to play but are really low-key and are very capable of entertaining themselves. Because they easily adapt to people and need very little grooming, they make excellent apartment pets.


Persian cats are quiet and fluffy! These cats prefer a long nap to rough play. They are also very beautiful and gentle. Persians are about as mellow as it gets. They do well in apartments with a tiny area to move around in.

Scottish Fold

With a good combination of affection & clinginess, the Scottish Folds are an excellent choice for apartment life. They are usually very relaxed and don’t get too excitable or startled. Intelligent and adaptable, Scottish Folds like a stable routine and lots of affection from their owners.


Big, beautiful, and sociable, Ragdolls are often on the list of popular cat breeds. They have fluffy coats like the Persians, similarly, they also need extra grooming. They have more energy than their fluffier cousins, though. Ragdolls love their humans and will enjoy playing and snuggling with you.

Russian Blue

A person with allergies might want to opt to adopt a Russian Blue. These short-haired cats have fur that is less likely to trigger an allergy attack. There are other reasons for you to pick a Russian Blue as an apartment pet. They are curious, playful, and very loyal to their favorite person.

American Shorthair

If you are on the hunt for a great family cat, the American Shorthair could be the cat for you. These cats are very low-maintenance and love to take naps. They get along well with people of all ages and other pets, too. All an American Shorthair needs is a perch by a window and your best back-scratching skills. They also live long lives so they are great if you are looking forward to enjoying many years with your pet.


Another breed with a long, silky coat, Birmans are the friendliest cats around. Thriving on play and cuddles, Birmans make great apartment pets. Birmans usually just nap & groom themselves. They do need to make a bit of effort to keep all that hair looking great.

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