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Big deep eyes, folded down ears, notoriously friendly nature - it's traits like this that make it Scottish Fold a lovely and in demand breed. But his personality is much more complex than that and in this article we will analyze it thoroughly, highlighting it strengths and weaknesses.
As mentioned, the Scottish Fold is commonly known for its friendly character, but there are many other equally important traits to discover. This way you will have all the tools to determine if this is really the perfect breed for you.
Let's start from the basics: yes, it is a sweet, affectionate and well-disposed race towards human beings. These animals fit in families of all ages and sizes as long as they are treated with love and given the right amount of time each day. They don't like to be left alone, so try to plan your days in such a way as not to neglect them.
Usually, if a cat has problems with children, it's because they don't know how to interact with them in the right way. The Scottish Fold tends to get along with them more than other usually more susceptible cats; but it is always the case to teach our little ones how to behave with a pet, also to avoid the risk of instinctive reactions.
This cat loves to play, and he is also very intelligent by nature: he loves solving problems and is always attracted to games and tricks that stimulate his mind. He will become more attached to the family member who cares for him the most. It could also be children, and growing together will make their relationship truly unique.
If you are looking for a kitten calm and "polite" this could be the breed for you: its meowing is neither frequent nor too loud, especially when compared to other cats of the same size. They always avoid making noise until a particular occasion calls for it, and even then try to get your attention in other ways (such as rubbing against you) before resorting to meowing.
The Scottish Fold, contrary to what happens for other breeds with a still "wild" history, has evolved just as a domestic cat and its behavior has adapted accordingly. You can therefore expect a predatory instinct reduced to a minimum, replaced by a great one desire to cuddle.
This aspect also results in a more laid-back temperament, which makes him appreciate the simple pleasure of snuggling up on you - he's a sociable and versatile breed after all. But be careful, because if it is neglected for a while and deprived of the right amount of pampering and affection it will become extremely shy and reserved. You can solve this problem by returning to cover it with attention.
If he doesn't lie down on your lap, the Scottish Fold will still want to be close to you. following you maybe around the house to get involved in whatever you are doing. He is indeed very curious and it will not be surprising if he learns how to open cabinets and doors to explore every corner of your home: perhaps out of boredom, perhaps out of a desire for adventure or perhaps just looking for some quick snack. In this regard, he will not hesitate to steal from your plate if the right opportunity presents itself. The good thing is that its voracious appetite it can also be used to train him.
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