Nevskaya Masquerade Cat


The Nevskaya Masquerade cat is a long-haired breed with a color-point color and bright blue eyes. In fact, it is a variation of the Siberian breed with a color similar to that of the Siamese cat.

We don’t know why we are so attracted to cats? After all, there are many other animals around, but humans are drawn to a fluffy face with green eyes. Maybe because we do not choose our pets, but they choose us. These small, intelligent creatures are attached to us with all their hearts and give us selfless love till the end of days. Maybe that’s why the world wants more cats, so that the cat world was replenished with new species. But also nature itself helps breeders by giving them a chance to get acquainted with aboriginal cats. Nevskaya Masquerade cat is one of these breeds. For the first time this cat was seen in Saint-Petersburg at one exhibition in 1990s. At that time nobody paid any attention to it: there are very few outlandish pets brought just for fun. Even now not all associations recognized Nevskaya cat as separate breed.

In general, Neva Masquerade cat originated from Siberian cats, which rewarded it with excellent health and long life. The size of this very large cat, the weight of males can reach up to 10 kg. It got its name thanks to its muzzle, on which is painted “mask. And this mask is so clear that the cat can see its borders. There were many complaints about this mask until it was determined that the “mask” should end near the cat’s ears. The luxurious coat, large collar, and fluffy pants make the Neva cat truly a masterpiece of the feline family. Blue eyes, as if absorbing all the sternness of Siberia and the royalty of St. Petersburg, look into the very soul of a person. This amazing creature has a double undercoat, which will never let the cat get cold. And its fur has a unique texture that allows it to not absorb moisture, and repel it. Nevsky cat fur depends on the temperature around. Even if it is winter outside, but the cat lives in the house, the undercoat becomes short. The color can be any of those recognized for such cats, except purple and chocolate tones.

Character of the Neva Masquerade Cat

This is a remarkably dignified breed, which is read in every look of this beauty. Well-mannered, able to present itself, this cat will not bring problems. Like all kittens, the little Nevka will run and play, but will never go over the limit. She has such a deep sense of self-worth that even kittens behave more reservedly in relation to their peers. Nevskaya cat is very attached to its beloved owner, it misses and yearns without him. But it will never impose or beg for affection. At best, the cat will approach you and look you closely in the eyes. Apparently, it believes that this is enough for the human to understand: I came to pet me. If the owner is busy, she will just go away and mind her own business.

They are great with children, they tolerate for a long time and very rarely express displeasure. Even if children or a child are playing around, inadvertently hurting them, she will simply walk away out of reach of the annoying little one. It has never been noted that a Nevskaya cat has shown aggression. The cat is eager to share its opinion, and its voice sounds quite gentle, even in cats. Every step betrays culture and restraint in the breed. Patience and tactfulness are inherent in nature at the genetic level. That is why the popularity of these beauties is growing. Everyone wants to have a furry beauty with aristocratic manners in the house.

Keeping the Neva Masquerade

If the cat has undercoat, the owner will need to scratch the pet often. Dense and thick, it can clog the cat’s stomach. Therefore, the more often it is brushed, the less hair will get into the pet’s stomach. It is necessary to buy a house and a scratching post, because your pet needs somewhere to hide, which she likes to do. It is better to feed Nevka with special food, but this cat can be capricious in food. Therefore, offer her to choose what she will eat. Keep in mind that kittens can be transferred to adult food only after one year. Until that time, babies should be fed every 4 hours, whereas older maids should be fed three times a day with an increased portion.