Zuko the Siberian kitten from California!

Today we are talking to Zuko and his human mom Sammi from sunny California! Follow Zuko’s adventures at @zukothesiberian

 

What is your name, and what is the name of your cat? Why did you  choose that name?
My name is Sammi, and my cat’s name is Zuko! He is named after Prince Zuko of the Fire Nation, my favorite character from Avatar: the Last Airbender. 

How old is your kitty?
My kitty is six months old, born on March 1, 2018.

What country and city are you from?
We live in Los Angeles, California in the U.S. 🙂

Zuko the Siberian kitten
How did you decide to have a Siberian cat and why?
Some of my friends and family are allergic to cats so I looked into hypoallergenic breeds. I saw that Siberians were one of them and they were the fluffiest and cutest on the list! I knew then I wanted to get a Siberian, especially after reading more about their personalities and how they are a very dog-like cat. I love both cats and dogs, but of course I love cats more and a Siberian fit exactly what I wanted.

What is your kitty’s favorite food? Any recommendations on food for  other Siberian cat owners?
I feed Zuko mainly Royal Canin dry food for now, and plan on incorporating Royal Canin wet food later into his diet when he gets a little older, due to cost purposes. I give him wet food as a treat sometimes and he definitely prefers wet food over the dry food, but his ultimate favorite foods are raw beef and cooked chicken. He’s always jealous when we eat dinner and tries to sit in our lap to steal some of our human food (meat only) when he gets the chance!

Zuko the Siberian kitten
What are your cat’s favorite toys or games?
I have tons of toys for Zuko, but unfortunately it seems that he is interested in playing with our hands and toes more than anything haha. Besides that, he does love his Turbo Scratcher Cat Toy, jingle balls, and the end of his feather rod as his favorites.

What does your cat love doing most?
My cat loves to sleep or either run around from one end of the house to the other like crazy! Majority of his time is definitely spent sleeping, but that is also because he is still a kitten 🙂
Zuko the Siberian kitten

Is there a funny story you could tell us about your Siberian?
Zuko is definitely a very entertaining cat! One of the funny things he likes to do is wait around the corner outside of the bathroom door for you, and then jump and yowl in surprise when you come out of the room! Even though he’s expecting us he still acts like we scared him haha. 

What do you love most about your Siberian?
I love how soft Zuko feels and his cuddliness. He is definitely a people person and wants attention 95% of the time and I love to shower him with my love. He lets me and my family pick him up and cradle him like a baby, which is just the cutest!!
Zuko the Siberian kitten

What are the good sides of having a Siberian cat?
Besides being hypoallergenic, Zuko barely sheds! He is also an extremely loyal companion and loves all humans. 

What are some downsides to having a Siberian cat?
The only downside I can think is that Siberians are usually very vocal, and Zuko is one of them. He is usually meowing for attention, and sometimes walks around the house meowing as if he’s talking to himself even when I’m trying to figure out what he wants! 
Zuko the Siberian kitten

Does your kitty shed much and how do you deal with it?
Zuko barely sheds at all but I make sure to brush him once a day.

Do you travel with your cat? What do you do when you need to go on  
vacation? (Pet sitter? Cat hotel? 🙂
I haven’t needed to travel with Zuko yet since I’ve only had him for two months, but I have brought Zuko on a couple car rides so far with him on his harness & leash, and there’s been no problem! If I do need to go on vacation, I have my family take care of him or I will have a friend come take care of him.

Would you recommend other people to have a Siberian cat, why or why not?
Yes, Zuko is everything I’ve ever dreamed of! He is so cute, fluffy, loves to snuggle, and is very smart. I have been able to take him out on walks and teach him a few tricks! He also understands his name and normally comes when I call for him. Siberian cats are the best cat breed 🙂