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Best Cat Breeds for Rochester Apartment Living

Russian Blue Cat Walking Around the Legs of Their OwnerUsually, when it comes to pets, cats are great for Rochester apartment life. Cats are quiet and clean. They enjoy curling up next to their humans. There are, however, some cat breeds that suit apartment living more than others. The typical breeds that are the best fit are the social, lower-energy animals that are also good at bonding with their people. In this list are seven breeds that have been observed to be suited to apartment life.

British Shorthair

Short-haired, independent, and affectionate. What more would you look for in an apartment-friendly cat? British Shorthairs do love to play, but they are usually low-key and like to entertain themselves. Since they need very little grooming and they readily adapt to their owner’s lifestyle, they make excellent apartment pets.


If you are looking for a quiet, fluffy cat, the Persian might just be right for you. They are beautiful and gentle and prefer long naps to active play. Persians are as mellow as it gets. These cats do well in apartments because they can do well with a small roaming space.

Scottish Fold

Scottish Folds are greatly suited to apartment life because they are affectionate but not that clingy. They are usually relaxed and rarely get excitable or startled. Scottish Folds are intelligent and adaptable. They like routines and tons of affection.


As one of the popular cat breeds, Ragdolls are big, beautiful, and sociable pets. Like their cousin, the Persians, they also have fluffy coats that need extra grooming. They also tend to have more energy than their other fluffy cousins. Ragdolls like people and love to play and snuggle with them.

Russian Blue

If you are prone to allergies, the Russian Blue might be for you. These short-haired cats have fur that is less likely to trigger an allergy attack. There are also other reasons to pick a Russian Blue as an apartment companion. They are curious, playful, and very loyal to their favorite person.

American Shorthair

You won’t go wrong with picking an American Shorthair as a great family cat. They are very low-maintenance cats and they love lots of naps. They also get along well with people of all ages and other pets. All an American Shorthair needs is a perch by a window and your best back-scratching skills. Usually having long lives, these cats are great for people who want to have many years of companionship with their pets.


Another breed with a long, silky coat, Birmans are the friendliest cats around. Birmans make wonderful apartment pets because they enjoy playing and cuddling. Birmans also love napping and grooming themselves. Having all that hair does need a lot of work.

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