/r/SiberianCats

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Do you have or want a Siberian cat? Perhaps you have cat allergies yet still want to be owned by one? Just like looking at beautiful felines?

Welcome to /r/SiberianCats!

Here is the place to post pictures, ask questions, and hopefully even network with breeders or rescue groups for the incredible Siberian Cat!

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No posts asking if a cat looks like a Siberian.

/r/SiberianCats

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friend's new kitten

3 Comments
2024/05/21
17:07 UTC

9

Picky eater?

My almost 1year old Siberian has never been super interested in her food. The breeder had her on Stella & Chewy freeze dried raw and we’ve kept with it since she’s healthy and thriving but that type of food can only be kept up to 2h once out and she often takes 2h to finish her plate (with reminders from me). I’ve tried sprinkling some freeze dried chicken on it and she’s more interested but looses interest also quickly. I know cats usually tend to graze rather than eat all their food at once but 2h is quite long and if I need to leave before then I have to remove the food from her.

Anyone had this situation? Should I switch to a different diet for her?

We also supplement with wet food (rawz, ziwi peak and lily’s kitchen we’ve tried so far and she likes them) but not too sure about fully switching her over.

11 Comments
2024/05/21
09:25 UTC

55

Good morning!!

1 Comment
2024/05/21
08:35 UTC

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Eleven months old and still no touch …

Dear Siberian friends, I am seeking tried and true approaches - in addition to patience and play and patience and food and patience and conversation and patience and Jackson Galaxy approaches, all good, but still - I want to help my 11 month old male Siberian, now with us for 5 months, accept physical contact. A single touch would be a great start. I don’t expect him to be a cuddle bug; I simply want him to feel comfortable enough with touch that he can be physically assisted if he needs it and so that we can help him with basic health protocols, like grooming, going to the vet, etc. His breeder, from whom we received our previous male Siberian of blessed memory, told us that this kitten is “very shy, but he will grow out of it - I know this genetic line.” I believe her - she does really know her cats and is devoted to them - but we plan to take this fellow to the vet for neutering by September, and right now the only way we could accomplish that is partial sedation with Gabapentin, which isn’t the worst thing that could happen, but we have worked toward building relationship since the start of the year, and we’re getting somewhere - our bond is definitely strengthening - and I hate the thought of him feeling traumatized again when it’s time to get him into the crate (he eats treats in the crate now, but closing the door of the crate would be another matter) and having to regain his trust all over again. I haven’t gone through this particular challenge with a cat before. I welcome thoughts/ideas/experiences/suggestions. Thanks in advance. Oh, and if he ever wanted to be a cuddle bug, that would be pretty darn sweet, too.

12 Comments
2024/05/21
03:14 UTC

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Those of you that decided to get a sibling for your Siberian - did you get another Sib or a different breed or adopt?

I'm thinking of getting a sibling for my 3 year old boy and am considering adopting a kitten from a local shelter. I'm obviously probably not going to find a Siberian kitten, so I'm wondering: does it really matter as long as they are introduced properly?

I've also been considering a retired breeder Siberian or Ragdoll (I like fluffy cats) but have heard the retired males can be territorial - anyone have any experience with this?

Are there any pros or cons to either route?

9 Comments
2024/05/20
21:29 UTC

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Can’t believe how quickly she took to the harness and leash!

I was definitely expecting a learning curve, however we’ve been outside on leash 3 times so far and she’s loving it!

20 Comments
2024/05/20
20:55 UTC

262

You'd think she'd look happier to be outdoors!

Little Miss Scowly! Siberians are the most expressive kitties.

7 Comments
2024/05/20
20:06 UTC

98

Overseeing Her Domain

4 Comments
2024/05/20
20:03 UTC

683

My New Baby Boy

22 Comments
2024/05/20
03:19 UTC

2

Misha identifies herself as a door stopper

0 Comments
2024/05/19
20:49 UTC

363

My new girl Grizzly

Five months old.

5 Comments
2024/05/19
15:30 UTC

1

Alternative to Pumpkin Puree?

My cats seem to not enjoy the, even small amounts, of pumpkin puree that I put in their food to avoid wet stools. Has anyone had luck with alternatives?

7 Comments
2024/05/19
13:11 UTC

193

Awww little fluffy sweetheart!

2 Comments
2024/05/19
11:17 UTC

1,192

What Is It With Cats and Feet?

37 Comments
2024/05/19
02:52 UTC

0

Is one of your sibs more dominant?

Dubu always has to taste/steal his brother’s food before he’s finished his own even though they both get the same food!

Also when they play, Mandu generally likes to be the one being chased / is on defense.

They’ve never had a problem with each other, just thought it was cute/funny

2 Comments
2024/05/19
01:21 UTC

2

Best dry cat food

That you have tried and cat approved

8 Comments
2024/05/19
00:50 UTC

190

Tony's eyes are so pretty.

10 Comments
2024/05/19
00:36 UTC

52

Anyone ever used one of these head massagers on their sib? Loki seems to like it…

3 Comments
2024/05/18
22:54 UTC

3

Made this for my box-loving boy.

2 Comments
2024/05/18
22:10 UTC

104

We love her so much

5 Comments
2024/05/18
20:54 UTC

367

Say hello to Gaia & Enea

Brother & sister forever Italy siberians power!

9 Comments
2024/05/18
20:24 UTC

2

advice needed - new cat and resident cat

hi everyone! i just got a ~9 week old siberian today. i live in a 2 bedroom apartment with a long hair domestic cat belonging to my roommate. for background, he’s very chill and non aggressive, but has already hissed at the little guy through the door today. i have a safe haven set up in my bathroom and have my door open during the day for my kitten to roam, and the door to the main living area shut. i move into a townhome i bought in about a month and a half, is it worth it to have these two cats meet eventually, or since im moving so soon, should i keep them separated? they seem curious about each other and there was only 1 hiss from res cat.

8 Comments
2024/05/18
20:05 UTC

66

7 month old Junie

2 Comments
2024/05/18
19:34 UTC

60

She likes to watch me eat

1 Comment
2024/05/18
18:56 UTC

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