Norwegian Forest Cat CatsLoving, Companionable,
At A Glance
Size: 9-18 lbs (4-8 kg) (

Grooming Needs: 1-2 times per week

Activity Level: Moderate

Social Needs: Needs to be around people and other pets

Associations: Norwegian Forest Cats are accepted in all USA/Canadian cat registries.

About The Norwegian Forest Cat While they bear some resemblance to Maine Coons, Norwegian Forest Cats are built very differently. They have almond-shaped eyes straight profiles, a more compact body, and you should be able to draw an equilateral triangle between their nose and the tips of their ears. They have thick, heavy coats with surprisingly waterproof undercoats, as anyone who's ever tried to bathe a Norwegian Forest cat can attest. They are bred in many colors and patterns, although most commonly in tabby with white. That thick undercoat can map, so regular attention with a comb is a must.

"Wegies" (WEE-jees) are loving cats, but not overly demonstrative. They may seem a bit standoffish with strangers, but quickly warm up to family and friends. The Wegie prefers to call the shots, such as when it's time for affection and when they'll choose to get off your lap. They enjoy play and naps in equal measure and with equal enthusiasm.
Did You Know? Norwegian Forest Cats are adept mimics, and will often alter themselves to blend in with other pets. A Wegie raised with an active breed may be bolder with attempted acrobatics, or more docile if kept with calmer animals.

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