Cats are often pegged as being lazy, especially when compared to dogs. Many say that if you don’t want to go for walks, play fetch or play a game of Frisbee, but you do want a furry friend, then a cat is the way to go. But sometimes it doesn’t turn out this way, as there are some cat breeds that are playful and want some active time with their human. They do also want to cuddle in your lap or have a nap on the couch, but playing is just as important.
If you are thinking about getting a cat and want one that is more playful, these are the most playful cat breeds around. On the flipside, if you want a cat that is more typical of the stereotype of being lazy, then you should steer clear of these breeds.
When the Japanese Bobtail is not riding on your shoulders it may be splashing its paws in water, carrying a toy or playing fetch. It has an extremely high energy level, is highly intelligent and easily adaptable. It is also very affectionate and also loves to make friends, not only with people, but with other cats and with dogs. This makes them great in homes that already have other pets.
The tricolour cat has a bobbed tail that looks like a pom pom. The Japanese Bobtail can also be recognised by its high cheekbones, triangular head, oval eyes and long nose. As well, its hind legs are longer than its front legs.
The active Abyssinian loves to be on the move and craves daily exercise. They are often called Abysillyan because of their fun-loving nature and high energy level. If you own one of these playful cats you will notice that it is always jumping, climbing and exploring. It is adaptable, intelligent and super friendly, and excels at things like learning tricks and doing puzzles. The Abyssinian does best with someone that spends a lot of time at home, and wants to be the only cat in the house.
It is a curious breed that resembles a small African wildcat. It can be recognised by its ticked coat, which comes in a variety of colours, including chocolate, reddish ruddy, blue, fawn, lilac and cinnamon. The Silvered Abyssinians is particularly beautiful.
This highly intelligent, playful breed is often described as a forever kitten at heart because if its high energy levels. The Devon Rex is a fun-loving breed with characteristics that are similar to a dog. They enjoy learning tricks as much as they love to sit on your lap. They are also mischievous troublemakers, while also wanting to supervise everything that you do. These highly affectionate cats are great with kids and with other pets.
The Devon Rex is recognisable by its very large ears. In fact, they have somewhat of a pixie look to them, as well as having high cheekbones, big eyes, a slender body and long legs. Plus, their coat is quite unusual, having a wavy, loose curl.
The Birman is known to be very sociable and loves to be around people and other pets. It is an active breed that likes to play fetch, while at the same time also appreciates a good cuddle. They are a great companion if you want a cat that is active, but that also enjoys some lazy time. It is energetic, as well as being calm, and it is highly affectionate.
This is a large cat, weighing anywhere from seven to 12 pounds. Their coat is soft and white, with mists of gold, though they also come in chocolate and lilac. The Birman looks similar to a Siamese, but with a much stockier build and longer coat.