Chartreux Cats

Are Chartreux Cats Affectionate? Are they Cuddly?

By Jack Bodeley on Jan 4, 2024 Reviewed by Mick Ford

Are Chartreux cats affectionate? Are they cuddly?

Are Chartreux Cats Affectionate

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Are Chartreux cats cuddly?

Yes. Chartreux cats are terrific companions that greet you with an mighty purr and a captivating smile. They are the strong silent cuddly types.

They keep to themselves, are very soft voiced, and even when they vocalize, it’ll usually be with small chirps or trills—it’s amazing to hear such tiny chirps come out of large powerful bodies with strong jaws.

When you sit down next to your Chartreux you invariably end up cuddling them, and they will purr with the greatest enthusiasm.

Chartreux cats also love to play and they are very intelligent.

They love to play with feathered toys, they can easily learn to play fetch and will enjoy frolicking with other cats or even an agreeable dog. They are known for their hunting prowess and have a strong hunting instinct so any toys that move make for perfect play.

Their intelligence shines when you give them a good challenge. They learn very quickly and you can teach them a wide vocabulary, you can even teach them to come when you call their name.

Chartreux cats are the perfect cuddly feline friend.

Provide them a bowl of food, a clean litter box, and your soft bed and you’ll have a constant devoted companion with an enchanting smile.

What is the most affectionate kind of cat? Which breed of cats are cuddly?

Perhaps what most of us notice more than anything else about our cat is how affectionate they are.

Affection from our pets means a lot, whether we’re doing chores around the house, curled up on the couch catching something on the TV, reading a book, or in bed for a much needed rest.

The Ragdoll often ranks the highest on affection followed closely by the Domestic Shorthair whereas Bengal and the Manx sit at the other end of the spectrum as the least affectionate cat breeds.

Cat breeds from most to least affectionate

Obviously, the experiences and gender of individuals may influence affection but some cats, as adults appear to be naturally more affectionate towards family members than others.

Here’s a list of cat breeds ranked from the most to least affectionate:

  • Ragdoll
  • Domestic Shorthair
  • Burmese
  • Main Coon
  • Tonkinese
  • Domestic Longhair
  • Siamese
  • Cornish Rex
  • Oriental
  • Norwegian
  • Persian
  • Sphynx
  • Russian Blue
  • Exotic
  • Abyssinian
  • Manx
  • Bengal

In general, female cats are more affectionate and playful than male cats. This is because male cats are more likely to show territorial aggression. But as a rule, it should be the breed’s temperament, rather than gender, that informs your choice of cat.

This is particularly true after spaying and neutering after which character differences between males and females becomes less evident.

What is the lifespan of a Chartreux cat?

Chartreux cats have a lifespan of between 8 and 13 years. Obviously, numerous factors play into how long individual cats live.

Indoor cats, for instance, are healthier and tend to live longer than outdoor cats because there are many dangers outside, such as speeding vehicles, parasites, infectious diseases, parasites and so on. Conversely, indoor cats need regular play sessions to stay in good health.

Other factors that plays heavily into how long your cat lives are dangers around your home and yard, diet and many others.

Your home should be cat-proof before you bring a cat to live with you. Known hazards such as toxic substances, household cleaning products and antifreeze, human drugs and some decorative house plants and flowers such as poinsettia, mistletoe, and lilies are potentially fatal.

Keep in mind that Chartreux cats are slow maturing, they will take about 24 months to reach adulthood. Mature females will weigh between 7 and 10 lbs whereas mature males will be much heavier at between 10 and 17 lbs. Chartreux cats gain weight easily so their caloric intake must be watched.