Otherwise known as Longhaired Russian Blue, the Nebelung cat is one of the most beautiful cat breeds. It is a relatively rare cat and new, so it may be difficult for you to find one to adopt. If this is the first time that you hear about this cat breed keep on reading to find out more about its main characteristics. What are its personality traits and what is the price of a Nebelung cat? And how does it look like?
Physical Characteristics of Nebelung cat
When you first see a Nebelung cat it immediately reminds you of one very popular cat breed – the Russian Blue cat. In other words, this cat has a shimmering blue coat, yellowish-green eyes, and a triangular-shaped pointed head. The main difference though, with the Russian blue is the long hair. These rare cats have large and pointed ears and oval medium-sized eyes which are usually green or yellow. They have a well-proportioned athletic body, medium-sized feet, and long tails.
On average, they weigh from 7 to 15 pounds and have a life span of 16+ years. Their name Nebelung comes from the German word Nebel which translates to ‘fog’ or ‘mist’.
It’s safe to say that the best thing about this cat breed is its personality. Nebelungs are mainly affectionate, loving cats that enjoy spending time with you and shower you with attention. Most importantly, they are very quiet. Moreover, once they get connected with you they will stay loyal for a lifetime. These cats are also playful and very intelligent. Don’t let their reservations to strangers fool you. Nebelung Cats can be very friendly and devoted once they get used to you and spend more time with you. They simply need time to adjust to the new environment.
But, they can bond with one person from the family and stay devoted to them. And they will always keep a distance from strangers. Some Nebelung cat owners claim that they can act like dogs at times. Maybe due to the fact that they love routines and can get attached to a certain person.
Nebelung Cat Price and Care
If you believe that this cat would be a great fit for you, there are certain things to know regarding their price and care. First of all, keep in mind that Nebelungs are a very rare cat breed so it can be difficult to find a Nebelung Cattery in the USA. On average, the price for such a cat would range from $600 to $1,200. However, you would need to consider the regular costs for its medical care even though this cat breed doesn’t have many illnesses or health conditions.
Keep in mind that due to their long-haired coat Nebelungs will require regular weekly grooming.