The Best Breeds of Cats for Children


The shorthaired Abyssinian is a petite breed of Abyssinian cat that is known for its high level of activity, athleticism, and outgoing personality.

Abyssinian is best suited for older children who are more capable of handling the cat with the appropriate level of caution.

American Shorthair

Due to their mild-mannered nature, American shorthairs are widely regarded as an excellent choice of companion animal for households that include young children.

They are perfectly content to play independently or gaze out the window at the world outside.


Abyssinian and the Bengal are quite active and have a lot of energy, which means that children will have a great time playing with and entertaining any of these cats.

Bengals are so gregarious and inquisitive, living with a busy family that includes children can offer them with a great deal of mental stimulation.


The Birman cat is a sturdy breed that is about the size of a domestic housecat and has long, silky hair.

The Birman cat is known for being friendly and affectionate, and as an easy-going breed, it is a good choice for practically any family and household.


The Burmese cat is a vigorous breed that is robust and around the size of a medium-sized domestic cat.

Burmese are known for their love of play and their ability to retain a childlike demeanor well into maturity.


The Manx is a breed of cat that can be either short-haired or long-haired, and it is a fantastic addition to any household that already includes young children. 

The breed is hardy, outgoing, and energetic, and they get along well with children as long as they are treated with respect.

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