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The Oriental Shorthair is renowned for its playful and outgoing nature. These cats are intelligent and interactive, always seeking human interaction or entertaining themselves. They are known for their vocal nature, often engaging in conversations with their humans.

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The Oriental Shorthair is renowned for its playful and outgoing nature. These cats are intelligent and interactive, always seeking human interaction or entertaining themselves. They are known for their vocal nature, often engaging in conversations with their humans.

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The Ultimate Oriental Shorthair Guide

About Oriental Shorthair

The Oriental Shorthair is a breed that’s both admired for its unique appearance and cherished for its delightful temperament. This breed is an embodiment of elegance, charm, and playfulness, and has captivated the hearts of cat lovers globally.

Lifespan

Lifespan

12 to 15 years

Weight

Weight

4 to 7 kg

Height

Height

24 to 30 cm

Grooming

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Using a soft-bristle brush can give the Oriental Shorthair’s coat a nice shine. Always be gentle when handling their slender bodies.

Origins

The Oriental Shorthair shares its roots with the Siamese cat breed. Originating in Southeast Asia, they were specifically bred for a diverse range of coat colours and patterns while retaining the sleek physique and lively temperament of the Siamese.

Key Characteristics Of Oriental Shorthairs

Are Oriental Shorthairs Family-Friendly?

Yes. Their sociable nature makes them excellent family pets. They get along well with children and other pets, provided they are introduced correctly. They thrive in environments where they are showered with love and attention.

Common Health Issues & Considerations

Oriental Shorthairs may suffer from:

Gingivitis

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Respiratory Illnesses

Nature / Temperament

Energetic, Affectionate, Vocal, Intelligent, Loyal

Suitable Environment

Oriental Shorthairs adapt well to indoor living but do require sufficient space to play and exercise. A safe balcony or secured garden can be an added bonus, but always ensure they are protected from potential dangers.

Other Considerations

The Oriental Shorthair boasts over 300 different colour and pattern combinations.

Their almond-shaped, vivid green eyes are one of their most distinguishing features.

They have an innate ability to jump great heights, thanks to their muscular physique.

How can I take good care of my Oriental Shorthair?

Nutrition

A balanced diet is vital. Premium cat food, either wet or dry, is recommended. Fresh water should always be available. Given the Oriental Shorthair’s activity level, it’s crucial to ensure they’re receiving adequate calories.

Grooming

The Oriental Shorthair’s short, sleek coat requires minimal grooming. A weekly brush is sufficient to remove loose fur and distribute skin oils.

Exercise

Regular play sessions are essential. Consider investing in climbing structures or cat trees to allow them to exercise their climbing instinct.

Training

Their intelligence makes them fairly easy to train. Clicker training can be particularly effective. They can even learn tricks, fetch, or navigate obstacle courses.

This is general information and should not be relied on for adopting or purchasing advice.

Most Asked Oriental Shorthair Questions

Generally, yes. They are sociable and, if introduced properly, can form strong bonds with dogs.

It’s typically recommended to feed adult cats twice a day. Kittens require more frequent feedings.

Finding a reputable Oriental Shorthair breeder is the key to getting a healthy, well-behaved Oriental Shorthair kitten. An Oriental Shorthair kitten for sale from an ethical breeder has a much better chance of growing into a calm, gentle adult cat. The average cost of an Oriental Shorthair for sale is usually around AUD $1000 to $3000.

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