The Chartreux is a natural French breed of great antiquity. It is known for its grey-blue color wooly double coat powerful build and mild temperament. Although it is a massive cat it has a sweet smiling expression and a tiny voice. It is always gray-blue in color with gold to copper eyes. Authors through the centuries have praised the Chartreux as a gentle cat a quiet cat an excellent hunter devoted to its master easy to keep and a good traveler. These characteristics were prized in a working breed and are still true of the Chartreux today.
Considerations when Buying a Cat
Before you purchase a cat please ensure that you have thought carefully about the responsibility of cat ownership. Never buy a cat on impulse – cats often live to around twelve years of age but many cats much longer. Owning a cat is a commitment which should be carefully considered. Speak to your local veterinarian and other cat owners and gather as much information as you can to aid you in your decision.
The only accommodation a cat really needs in the house is a good bed which may be any comfortable chair box or basket. Igloos or beds can be purchased for your cat but quite often these are ignored and a spot on your bed or favourite chair is preferred.
If you decide that your cat will have access to outside ensure that a cat door is fitted to an external door of the house to enable access to the house at all times. Some cat doors are magnetically operated which allows your cat to enter the house but prevents the unwanted intrusion of other cats. The „modular park“ cage system is an excellent and safe way for cats living in flats or near busy roads to be outdoors and have exercise.