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List Of 10 Smartest Cat Breeds In The World

List Of 10 Smartest Cat Breeds In The World

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Generally speaking, cats are incredibly smart compared to most other pets. Each cat is unique, of course, but it’s easy to recognize intelligent cats.

They can be trained, get along well with other pets, and adapt easily to new environments or situations. Here’s a list of the 10 smartest cat breeds. If you’re looking for a clever new pet cat, keep reading!

1. Abyssinian 

This athletic and slim kitty is very affectionate with humans. Abyssinian cats are highly intelligent and love being involved in all household activities. They enjoy climbing high platforms and perching in elevated spots to keep an eye on their surroundings.

Abyssinians are quick learners and enjoy grooming sessions, but they may not be the best lap cats. They also get along well with other pets and can easily adapt to different lifestyles. 

2. Bengal Cat

Bengal cats are well-known for their exotic appearance and intelligence. They’re also athletic and friendly. 

These cats love to climb, play, and jump like no other. They require lots of daily exercise and need a spacious area to release their energy. Bengal cats thrive with physical and mental challenges, so puzzle games and toys are perfect for them.

Some Bengal cats can even be taught to turn the lights on or off, “grab” small items with their paws, or even fish from aquariums. If you have a pet fish, it’s best not to leave them alone with a Bengal in the room!

3. Burmese Cat

Burmese cats are not only extremely smart, but they’re extremely friendly as well. They love interacting with people and are quick to adapt to new situations.

These playful kitties enjoy learning tricks, such as rolling over, waving, coming when called, and even walking on a leash. Start early, and car rides and vet visits will be a delight.

Burmese cats love to socialize, with humans or other animals. So, having another pet is beneficial to prevent boredom and problematic behavior.

4. Siamese Cat

Siamese cats are popular for so many reasons: they’re vocal, have unique coats, and are curious…but they’re also very clever.

They love to play and won’t hesitate to beg for attention. Puzzles and teaser toys are always welcome to keep this kitty’s brain busy. If you have enough space, a big cat tree is a great idea, as Siamese cats love climbing.

These intelligent cats can get mischievous when bored, known to open faucets or explore places they shouldn’t. 

5. Cornish Rex

Cornish Rex kitties are highly active and friendly. This is a dog-like breed, especially when you play with them. Even as seniors, these cats love to play. 

Many Cornish Rex cats love to play fetch or “play the piano”. 

Their long toes assist in opening the cabinets or doors, so child safety locks are something to have in mind. These clever kitties are great climbers too, they have the ability to climb the highest spot in the house in no time. 

6. Singapura

This small kitty arrived in the USA in the 1970s and is still relatively rare. Singapura cats are playful, sociable, and very curious. They love participating in anything their human is up to. They’re also highly active and love to climb.

These mischievous cats may climb your shoulders or curtains, so keeping them entertained is important. Playing fetch is a great way to keep them occupied and strengthen your bond with them.

7. Korat

Korat is yet another rare breed of cat known for its intelligence, playfulness, and moderate energy levels. Korat cats are attentive to their surroundings and enjoy walking on a leash.

They love interactive games, but they appreciate their nap time just as much. With yummy treats, you can easily teach this cat all the rules of your household. 

They love cat toys, and won’t likely share them with other pets. However, this can easily be solved by providing plenty of toys. Korats crave attention and are very affectionate towards their owners.

8. Savannah Cat

The Savannah cat was developed by crossing domestic cats with African servals. They kept some of their wild side in their attitude and appearance.

Savannah cats require a lot of space, so they can jump, run, and play. They easily get bored and so require a lot of attention and interaction. 

Leash walks, climbing, and exploring are activities that Savannah cats particularly enjoy. Don’t be surprised if they learn to open faucets, doors, or kitchen cabinets on their own.

9. Havana Brown

Havana Brown is an incredibly beautiful cat breed that is just as intelligent. They are very curious, moderately energetic, and love spending time with their owners.

These kitties prefer interactive toys, puzzles, and playtime with you. They love engaging challenges that provide both physical and mental stimulation. Playing and bonding with them is key to keeping them content.

10. Balinese Cat

And last but not least, we have the adorable Balinese cat. 

Say hello to my family’s 1 year old Balinese cat, Bean! Don’t let his looks deceive you, he will try his hardest to mooch food at the dinner table 🥰
by u/SubatomicSquid in SupermodelCats

Does this kitty remind you of some other breed? Yep, the Balinese is the long-haired version of the Siamese. These cats are very active and love to supervise their humans during their activities.

Same as Siamese, the Balinese are very vocal and won’t hesitate to give you their opinion on most of the things you do throughout the day.

Keeping them mentally and physically active with interactive toys and trick training is important. They are affectionate towards their humans but may be prone to mischief if they don’t receive enough attention during the day. 

Helpful Tip:

To prevent boredom in cats, regardless of their breed, consider using food puzzles, various cat toys, and other sources of entertainment. These are especially beneficial for intelligent cats, as they need mental stimulation in addition to physical exercise. 

See also: 10 Pawsome Reasons Why You Must Get A Cat

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