Let’s talk about adopting a Siberian cat.
Siberian cats are relatively new to the United States. They became available about 1990 in
the United States, but it’s a cat that has been domesticated over hundreds of years in
Russia, in Siberian, Russia, that’s why they’re called the Siberian. The key about the Siberian
cat is that they are thought to be low or hypoallergenic. Its anecdotal, nobody knows
exactly if they all are, some appear not to be as much as others, but Siberians tend to
have lower production of a protein called FVL1 in their saliva and that saliva and that
protein in the saliva is what a lot of people are very allergic to when you’re talking about
being allergic to a cat. So anyway, as far as adopting one, that may be difficult because
they are purebred and generally it may be difficult to adopt one versus having to buy
one. But you can go online and look at CFA, Cat Fanciers Association and TEKA, which is
the international cat association and basically they can help you out as far as maybe finding
an adopted cat or a cat that needs to be adopted. But anyway, that’s why they’re so popular.
See what you can find out essentially through magazines like Cat Fancy will sometimes have
that sort of thing in the back or occasionally you can find a rescue situation that might
have a Siberian that needs to be placed.