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How long do Turkish Van cats live?

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The life expectancy of Turkish Vans range from 12 to 17 years and even older, which is longer than most cat breeds. Turkish Vans take three to five years to mature fully, and they are one of the largest cat breeds.

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Turkish Vans are generally very healthy cats. They are a naturally occurring breed that has evolved for thousands of years to adapt to their environment. Their classic white coloring with dark coloring on the tail and top of the head is a color pattern known as a Van pattern, but it is their extremely soft, water-resistant, cashmere-like coat that sets Turkish Vans apart from other breeds. These cats have a very active temperament and enjoy swimming in water.

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