Oriental

Oriental
Vital Statistics:
Place of Origin: Thailand
Coat Type: 2 types, short & long-haired, fine, very soft
Color: over 300 colors & patterns
Temperament: intelligent, curious, lively, devoted, very affectionate

July’s Cat of the Month

The Oriental is a wonderful pet, active and playful all its life, affectionate and devoted to its family.

Where does the Oriental Shorthair come from?

The Oriental Shorthair is a Far Eastern breed. Like the Siamese they are native to Thailand. They were introduced to the U.S. in the 1970s. The Oriental Shorthair is a naturally occurring breed.

What does the Oriental Shorthair look like?

The Oriental Shorthair’s body is long and lithe, but they are not fragile. The head is wedge-shaped with a long, straight nose. Ears are quite large and pointed, continuing the wedge line. Eyes are almond shaped and slanted toward the nose. Legs are long and slim with small, oval paws. The tail is long and thin tapering to a point. The coat is short, fine and very soft, lying close to the body. There are over 300 colors and patterns available – solid, shaded, smoke, tabby and part-colored. There is also a long-haired Oriental cat.

Does the Oriental Shorthair make a good pet?

A resounding YES! The Oriental Shorthair is an intelligent, curious, lively breed.  An extrovert, it needs people and can’t get close enough to its family. It’s active and playful all its life. It is very talkative and isn’t really happy being left alone. The Oriental Shorthair is extremely affectionate and devoted to its family.

Where can I adopt an Oriental Shorthair?

You might try www.beyondnetservices.com/guide/cat-rescue.php or www.purebredcatbreedrescue.org/orientalshorthair. The Internet can guide you as to where to adopt or purchase these cats.

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