Best Cats for Living in an Apartment

American Shorthair

The American shorthair, which is the purebred form of the domestic shorthair, is a calm cat that loves to hang out with people.

If you're home enough to meet their social needs, these cats can do well in flats. 


The Birman is a sweet and gentle lap cat that doesn't need a lot of room. The size of their home doesn't matter to these calm cats. 

They can be playful, and they love playing chase with other pets. But they don't need a lot of space to have fun.

British Shorthair

The British shorthair cat is very flexible and can do well in an apartment. Most of the time, these calm, quiet cats would rather relax than run around their homes.

But they can get very lively at times and love games that make them think and move.


The Burmese is usually friendly and sweet. These cats like to be around people or other pets all the time so they don't get lonely.

They are also very active and need cat trees and other places to jump and leap.

Maine Coon

The Maine coon is called a "gentle giant" because it is calm and friendly. These big cats like to hang out with their owners, but they aren't usually needy. 

They are also usually happy to go for walks outside on a leash to get some exercise and experience new things.


Persians know how important it is to rest and take it easy. These cats are calm and gentle, and they are happy to relax on any soft surface, especially a lap.

And while they like spending time with their best people, they are usually also happy to be alone.

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