Things to know about keeping and care


The Siberian cat may be a cosy housemate, but she is not at all lazy!
Like all forest cats, she is very lively, totally playful and full of drive: If outdoor access is not an option, she definitely needs enough space in the flat, stable scratching and climbing trees and intelligent occupational materials that challenge her.

She is all the more happy when there are runs and excursions into nature – that suits her nature! Even more so if there is a paddling pool in the summer garden that is suitable for cats.

Outdoor activities won’t harm their coat, because that’s what it’s made for: it’s quite dirt and water resistant! It is sufficient if the coat is brushed and combed once a week; when she comes home, however, the excursionist should be subjected to an extensive body check so that parasites don’t stand a chance.

Are there characteristics that only the Siberian cat has?

Neva Masquarade

The Siberian cat has a muscular body, a gently rounded head, a nose that is slightly indented in profile. Large, round paws, a lush tail with a rounded tip that is densely covered with fur – and lynx tufts on the ears: Their physique is thus similar to that of forest cats.

The highlight: the Siberian cat is also available with point markings! Like all other forest cats, it does not only have natural coat colours. The colour spectrum of their coat is broader and their coat pattern is more varied: with one cat it can be a single colour, with others a tabby, van or tortoiseshell pattern can decorate the coat.

This unique pattern, which only Siberian cats have among forest cats, is called “Himalayan pattern” or “Neva Masquarade”: The coat is light in colour, but slightly darker on the face, paws and tail. This gives it an elegant touch and makes it something very special in the round of forest cats.

What is special about this breed?

Nature Boy

Sibirskaja Koschka – as its name suggests, this is the Russian variety of forest cat.
Only particularly robust animals survive in Siberia. They have to adapt to the harsh conditions.

As far as character and appearance are concerned, this forest cat resembles its relatives, the Maine Coon and the Norwegian Forest Cat, in many respects, A robust, muscular cat that is not squeamish and defies the cold Siberian winter with its thick coat.

But as “wild” as the shaggy comrade looks, he is so friendly and uncomplicated!

With her sociable nature, she is the ideal housemate. Living together with different family members is usually no problem for her.
She also welcomes her own kind and dogs – provided the chemistry is right!