Oriental Shorthair

The Oriental Shorthair, like the Siamese, has a slim and angular appearance in both body and facial features. Their faces have a triangular shape and their ears are large and pointed, emphasising their chin and deep, slightly slanted eyes. This is a feline who moves with grace and elegance!

Country of Origin
Asia
Colour

The Oriental comes in a huge range of colours and patterns.

Cost
Size
Medium
Health
Orientals have no specific health problems but it's good to have regular vet check ups, especially after the age of 8 years to ensure they stay healthy.
Life Span

16+ years

Intelligence
Orientals are intelligent felines who love games!
Suitability (Children)
Medium
Feeding

The Oriental Shorthair is an active cat who is able to monitor their own food intake. They don't tend to be greedy or overweight.

Feeding Cost
Hair Shed
Little
Ailments
Orientals have no specific health problems but it's good to have regular vet check ups, especially after the age of 8 years to ensure they stay healthy.
Grooming Requirements
Once a week—simply run your hands through the cat's fur
A Siamese in all but name, the Oriental Shorthair came about in the 1950s, when breeders decided to add more colours. The breeding programme was a great success, and there are now a huge range of coat colours and patterns to choose from!


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